There was plenty of fanfic talk in Kaitlyn Tiffany’s THE FOUNDER OF PINBOARD ON WHY UNDERSTANDING FANDOM IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS for The Verge.
GQ’s Jay Willis wrote that, following James Comey’s recent testimony, The left began writing its impeachment fanfiction at a more furious rate than ever.
The News-Herald carried a piece by Terry Jacoby on “the Ferndale theatre’s popular Gay Play Series”: The festival returns with new short plays based on gay fan fiction and a show-tune sing-along.
In a piece about American Horror Story for NBC Los Angeles, Alysia Gray Painter wrote Dedicated fan sites, thousands of online fan fiction stories, and even a new costume and prop display at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills all put the show's ultra-scary stuff on this side of our TVs, drawing viewers further into all of those freakish frights devised by creator Ryan Murphy and his team of top-notch terror-inventing writers.
For Chicago Tribune’s Redeye, Shelbie Lynn Bostedt wrote With “Sorcerer’s Stone” turning 20 this year, its no surprise that the boy who lived has received the grown-up treatment in the form of erotic fan fiction—erotica, for short. That’s the premise of Chicago-based podcast, “Potterotica,” hosted by Lyndsay Rush, Danny Chapman and Allie LeFevere.
In Kathleen Flynn’s debut novel “The Jane Austen Project,” two travelers from the future go back to 19th-century England to recover a batch of Austen’s letters and one of her manuscripts. Flynn is enough of an Austen fan to be a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. But this fun-to-read novel is too well-written to be labeled fan fiction; and it’s neither science fiction nor an attempt to mimic Austen’s writing. (Joseph Peschel, </i>Charlotte Observer</i>)
The Hindu’s Sanjana Ramesh opined, regarding an upcoming rerelease of the Harry Potter series, that come June 26, I won’t be surprised to find wands raised in acknowledgement and a new array of fanfiction flooding the Net.
Smithonian Magazine’s Kat Eschner wrote Markov chains can help write prose, as well as poetry. Jamie Brew, writer for parody site Clickhole, has created a predictive text generator that works on Markov-like principles to write fanfiction and other things.
From a Stephen Bissett Daily Mail Australia feature on Wentworth’s Nicole da Silva: Nicole also revealed that the on-screen union [of her character and “psychologist Bridget”] had generated massive interest from fans of the show, with many indulging in the world of 'fan fiction' to delve deeper into the pair's relationship.
For The Guardian, Marina Hyde wrote watching cabinet ministers write their own slash fiction is even more appallingly modern than watching superheroes talk about their feelings.
In a review for The Daily World, George Haerle wrote The performances are phoned in, the pacing is wonky, the script was most likely fished out of the bottom of a producer’s wastebasket, the characters are awful and unrelatable, and the action scenes are so poorly thought-out and choreographed, you’d think a middle-schooler wrote [The Mummy] as monster fan fiction.
For The Guardian, Jordan Erica Webber wrote that, due to “Lack of story and some dodgy characters,” There will still be fan fiction and fan art [for Nintendo’s Arms], obviously, it just won’t be as compelling.
In a New York Post review of Antoine Lilti’s The Invention of Celebrity, Larry Getlen wrote that Marie Antoinette […] found herself the subject of erotic fan fiction that would make the author of “Fifty Shades of Grey” blush.
A Margaret Smith piece in Wicked Local Chelmsford about encounters with Adam West mentioned Batman fanfic.
Andy Greene described Nirvana’s “Floyd the Barber” as essentially an ultra-violent piece of Andy Griffith fan fiction for Rolling Stone.
In ‘The Refreshing Queer Sensibility of American Gods’ for The Atlantic, Manuel Betancourt wrote [showrunner Bryan] Fuller’s trademark style enwrapped NBC’s horror-thriller drama Hannibal, where he turned a notorious cannibal and his FBI profiler into a homoerotic pairing that inspired a fan-fiction genre called Hannigram.
For America Magazine, Rob Weinert-Kendt wrote that Lucas Hnath’s "A Doll’s House, Part 2,” may come off a bit like fan fiction as written by Tom Stoppard.
You won’t believe what kids are writing about celebs, book characters and other pop culture stars (Caroline Knorr, republished on Salon).
Finally, in ‘How Women Are Changing Geek Culture,’ republished on Forbes, Cecilia Tan, in answering ‘What kinds of roles do women play, in nerd culture in 2017?,’ wrote: People put their energies where they get the best encouragement and positive feedback. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why the fandom and nerd culture arenas where women don't just participate but dominate tend to be non-commercial: fan fiction, fan art, cosplay, book blogging and book-tubing. But there are also women making video games, creating comics, hitting the bestseller lists, and winning Hugo and Nebula Awards. There's no space or role that I see in nerd culture that is exclusively a male domain.