Researchers who interviewed fan fiction writers revealed how mentorship in the fanfic community can improve young people’s writing—and their outlook.
Big Bang Press selects fan fiction writers and artists and invites them to create and professionally publish original work. The publisher’s debut title, A Hero at the End of the World, releases on November 11.
Since 2009, fandom nerds from all over the world have gathered together to geek out over Harry Potter—as well as Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Supernatural, and other fandom niches—and this year the convention took place in Orlando, Florida. SLJ gives a peek into the event and what it’s like to be part of LeakyCon’s exclusive after-hours event at Universal Studios theme parks.
Teens write fan fiction to experiment, explore, and interact with fellow writers they admire and respect.
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From educational equity and fan fiction to Kanye West and serious games, educator Antero Garcia brought it all together in a rousing keynote, inspiring attendees of the September 28-29 School Library Journal Summit in Austin, TX. The complete presentation is viewable here, along with additional comments from Garcia and related resources on participatory culture.
When it comes to fanfiction and academics, there is a long history of non-fans writing and doing things that fans don’t particularly like, so you should be extraordinarily careful when you introduce fanfiction-based exercises to wary young fans.