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As part of the celebration of International Fanworks Day on February 15, we're delighted to announce that the OTW will be hosting a live chat with four authors who have written both fanfiction and published works.
February 8, 2015: Live chat with authors on "Why Fanworks Should Be Celebrated" from 17:00-19:00 UTC (What time is that in my timezone?)
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Many fans of Fall Out Boy launched a petition to protest a proposed event by podcaster Jensen Karp which would revolve around reading "the most ridiculous REAL fanfiction about them on the web." The event was later cancelled though it remained unclear how much participation the band itself had had in the plans.
Books, Commercial Works Authors, Fanfiction, Spotlight
From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author's personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.
Today's post is by Cecilia Tan, award-winning author of over a dozen novels including The Tower and the Tears (Magic University Book Two) which releases today in a new edition in ebook, paperback, and audiobook. Her novel Slow Surrender won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maggie Award for Excellence from the Georgia Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America. She'll be celebrating International Fanworks Day by taking part in an OTW online chat with other authors on February 8.
Why Fanfic and Fan Rights Should Matter to Pros
After decades in the closet, all of a sudden fanfic is the hot buzzword in the media world. I suppose that's what happens when a phenomenon like "50 Shades of Grey" happens. 50 Shades isn't even the only hot property with fanfic roots. Recently Anna Todd's "After," a Harry Styles RPF from serial fiction site Wattpad, landed a six-figure book deal at Simon & Shuster. I am certain more blockbuster deals are yet to come.