In Copyright in Klingon for The Washington Post, David Post wrote A significant copyright tussle over the appropriate scope of “fan films” — and, by extension, fan fiction and the whole genre of “fan-generated” works — has erupted in the Central District of California.
In 'Why I Will Miss Obama-as-Dad Most of All' for New Republic, Rumaan Alam wrote When I read that Sasha Obama had a summer job at a seafood shack in Martha’s Vineyard it squared with the fan fiction I’ve composed in my mind of Obama-as-dad (and indeed, Michelle-as-mom).
Sam Sacks described Robert Coover’s Huck Out West as a sly bit of fan fiction in a Wall Street Journal review.
In 'The Best Memes of the 2017 Golden Globes' for TIME, Ashley Hoffman wrote Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield shared a kiss, affording the Internet a lifetime of opportunities to share in the love between Spiderman and Deadpool via all the superhero fan fiction.
For The Guardian, Ben Child described Rogue One as a Death Star-sized slice of fan fiction masquerading as a movie.
In a Vanity Fair piece on Victoria, Jane Borden wrote Fact and fiction collide in the tabloid stories surrounding this popular British period drama—and within it. And especially in the copious amounts of gooey wish-fulfillment fan fiction written about it.
Lydia Morrish explored The Kinky Universe Of Joebama Fan Fiction for Konbini.
In 'The ‘Hillary for mayor' story proves that we learn nothing’ for The Washington Post’s The Fix, David Weigel wrote The bigger problem is that the return of Clinton fan fiction, so soon, seems impossibly cruel.
From an editorial in The Independent Florida Alligator: much of the sci-fi culture we see today — conventions, fan fiction, online forums — was sparked by female fans.
Fanfic gets a brief mention in Colin Dickey’s Cash for Words: A Brief History of Writing for Money in New Republic.
Finally, how about a fanfic-referencing piece on guess what from Jason Murdock on International Business Times. And, for WIRED, Andy Greenberg quoted Matt Tait, a former staffer of Britain’s GCHQ intelligence agency: "it’s really hard to tell whether any of the info is actually true, or just a very exciting and expensively produced fan-fiction novel."