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Media References to Fanfic, up to 7/16/17

According to Katharine Trendacosta on io9, Fan Fiction Is a Bad Television Show's Best Friend (thanks, msilverstar!).

Caroline Knorr took a look Inside the racy, nerdy world of fanfiction (CNN).

A recent episode of NPR’s Ask Me Another featured Fans, Fiction, And Fan Fiction (guest: Chris Colfer).

Breitbart’s Adam Shaw wrote that Newsweek Dabbles in ‘President Hillary’ Fan Fiction.

This story was amusing; as summarized by Clarisse Loughrey in The Independent, Man reading 'Harry Potter' realises he's actually bought adult fan fiction - except I’m pretty sure he just found it online. For New York Post, Hannah-Rose Yee wrote This guy mistook X-rated ‘Harry Potter’ fan fiction for the real deal. And, from Katie O’Malley on ELLE: Man Hilariously Mistakes Adult Fan Fiction For Harry Potter And It's Heartbreaking.

In ‘Area fans excited for 'Game of Thrones' premiere’ for The Sun Chronicle, Abigail DesVergnes quoted a fan who considers himself an avid "GOT" fan as he’s not only watched every episode of the show, but also read the original books written by George R.R. Martin and read up on nearly every fan fiction theory there is -- and there are hundreds. For National Post, Mike Faille wrote I’ll be perfectly satisfied if it’s merely implied that Brienne, Jaime, Podrick and Bronn live out their years as soldiers of fortune. And besides, my imagination (read: inclinations toward fan-fiction) would likely develop better story arcs and plot lines anyway. And, from New Indian Express: Are you still mad about how Margaery Tyrell was killed last season? Are you planning on writing some sort of fan fiction where she is somehow also part Targaryan so the wildfire doesn’t hurt her? Can you just NOT deal with this? It’s okay, just know that she will always live on in Julien Macdonald’s Fall/Winter 2011 line.

Stephanie Mlot urged readers of Geek to Drop Everything and Read AI-Generated Harry Potter Fan Fiction.

For NOW Toronto, Rea McNamara wrote that Toronto startup Wattpad is taking celebrity fan fiction mainstream.

The Daily News carried an Associated Press story about John Green’s upcoming novel: According to [publisher] Dutton, the new release is "about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts."

In ‘Outtakes: retelling Jane Austen classics’ for The Star, Tara Henley reviewed Three standouts from among the hordes of academic, popular and fan-fiction titles. And, for The New York Times, Kathleen A. Flynn and Josh Katz wrote Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen commands a cultural empire — fan fiction, adaptations, merchandise — with her six novels at the center. It raises the question: Why her, as opposed to someone else?

From Esquire UK: Just a over a year ago, the idea of Hollywood hunk for-hire The Rock running for President sounded like a weird piece of fan fiction you'd find on a WWE message board.

Times-Dispatch’s Rachel Marsden wrote After months of gossip, speculation and fan fiction, U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin finally met in person for the first time at last week’s G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

For The Brag, Nathan Jolly wrote that Joel McHale from Community, The Soup (and your fan fiction) is coming to Sydney

In ‘Much loved misfits’ in The Hans India: It is an easy task for writers to be fan fiction writers as there is no need to start from the ground up, people just borrow established characters and stories and add their own take and thoughts to it.

From Star Weekly: Julie Dollery used to juggle a job at IBM while writing fan fiction online. When she was made redundant, the 50-year-old Sanctuary Lakes resident used it as an opportunity to focus on her writing. She tells Charlene Macaulay about completing her first book, and her love of Wyndham.

CBS Miami reported that Fan Fiction App Has Users ‘Hooked’ Through Text-Style Stories.

Finally, from a Wicked Local Malden piece about a visit from author Cammie McGovern: Malden Reads will collaborate with the literacy coaches and educators in the Malden Public Schools to share the students’ fan fiction with McGovern.

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