Media References to Fanfic, the week ending 8/3/13
Janane Venkatraman wrote about Quilling it out in Potterland without Rowling for The New Indian Express.
On The Atlantic Wire, Alexander Abad-Santos had a piece on How the Worst Harry Potter Fan Fiction Ever Made Became a Live-Action Masterpiece.
In honor of Harry Potter’s birthday, Entertainment Weekly’s Erin Strecker wrote The Boy Who Lived turns 33 July 31 (age determined by Muggles That Rule The Internet), and he's probably having a pretty great day. His kids aren't yet at Hogwarts, so — if I can get a little fan fiction-y on you for a moment — he's probably just spending the day with Ginny, James Sirius, Albus Severus, and Lily Luna.
In “Fan-tastic” for Boise Weekly, Chris Grapes wrote Taking place every year since 2004, Fandemonium covers all genres of fandom, from anime to sci-fi to gaming (both video and tabletop) to comics and anything else that inspires people to dress for a bit of cosplay or write fan-fiction.
And, for Baltimore Sun, Adam Gutekunst and Dustin Levy wrote Camaraderie and creativity are two of the brony community's biggest draws. They have a large art presence on the site deviantart.com, make brony-themed music (Ibeabronyrapper is one of many performers at BronyCon) as well as fan fiction, compiled on sites such as Equestria Daily.
From Fox News Latino regarding Pacific Rim: While the blockbuster action film by Guillermo del Toro was not a huge hit with U.S. audiences, the Japanese fan fiction flick is a hit overseas.
For WTVM, Tanita Gaither wrote The walls of my pre-teen bedroom were covered with Backstreet Boy posters from Bop and Tiger Beat. There may have also been some amateur fan websites made and fan fiction written where a certain pop culture columnist marries Nick Carter. Dare to dream.
IGN’s Matt Fowler wrote that there are moments when True Blood ceases to be a TV show and becomes weak fan-fic.
In a piece on Benedict Cumberbatch for Telegraph, Hannah Betts wrote Type the letters BEN into Google and up Cumberbatch springs. And let’s not even go there about the dubious fan fiction (think Sylvie Krin goes porn).
Entertainment Weekly’s Jenna Mullins advised Desperate Housewives fans: Take that fan fiction you've been working on and turn it into a feature film. And then somehow get it on Hatcher's lap. Easy as pie, right?
Regarding the departure of director Len Wiseman from an upcoming remake of The Mummy, Vulture’s Zach Dionne wrote Maybe you love Len Wiseman; maybe Live Free or Die Hard is your favorite Die Hard, perhaps you've written Underworld fan-fiction, maybe you didn't even hate the Total Recall remake (too far?).
In a review of the word processing app Quip for PC Magazine, Jeffrey L. Wilson wrote When fellow PCMag analysts Max Eddy and Will Greenwald tweaked my Terminator/The Matrix fan fiction by adding transforming robots and magical ponies via the browser-based Quip, I could see their text (represented in a boxes remembering torn of bits of paper called "diffs") added in real time. Very cool.
In a piece about “How to Lead a Double Life Online and Not Get Caught” for Huffington Post, Simone Smith wrote You may be the head of a stuffy art museum, but love writing Doctor Who fan-fiction.
Regarding casting for HBO’s Open, James Hibberd wrote Now [Ryan] Murphy just needs to cast Joshua Jackson and John Noble to bring the dreams of Fringe fan fiction to life!
In a profile of three homeless youth for The Villager Newspaper, Lael Hines wrote Describing his own goals, Michael said, “I write anime, I do slashing [slash fiction], and I draw anime and things like that. I’ve always planned on settling down in Tokyo because I have family out there, and then starting my own anime thing.”
In a review Jo Baker’s Pride and Prejudice-inspired Longbourn for ABC Radio National, Kate Evans wrote Retelling familiar stories, be they fairytales or Shakespeare, also has a long tradition. Or rather, it’s part of many traditions: tribute, copying, cultural reference; subversive re-reading, deliberate playfulness, fan fiction.
Finally, Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Librarian Susan M. Williams and writer/educator James L. Kring plan to lead a workshop on fan fiction using examples of tales based on Joss Whedon’s television show “Firefly,” “Star Trek” and “Jane Austen” from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive.