fan fiction

noun

Definition of fan fiction

: stories involving popular fictional characters that are written by fans and often posted on the Internet

called also fanfic

Examples of fan fiction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once built, that rule set can then be shared with others, opened up for exploration, adoption, and adaptation by multiple collaborators or fan fiction writers or gamers. Andrew Leonard, Wired, "A Code-Obsessed Novelist Builds a Writing Bot. The Plot Thickens," 6 Feb. 2020 Thompson's Mathis called witnesses to the stand, including Cecily Strong's drama-loving, Harry Potter fan fiction-writing John Bolton, and Pete Davidson's hoverboarding Hunter Biden. TheWeek, "Trump, Bolton, and Hunter Biden spark SNL's action-packed fantasy impeachment trial," 2 Feb. 2020 Millions of authors and readers communicate via multiple channels—including Skype, official beta reader groups, fan fiction user groups, and other messaging and social-media platforms, as well as story reviews. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Sony Won CES With a Car No One Will Ever Drive," 10 Jan. 2020 The third episode began with an animated version of one of the character's fan fiction. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Louis Tomlinson Says He Was Really “Pissed Off” About That "Euphoria" Fan Fiction Sex Scene with Harry Styles," 26 Sep. 2019 University of Washington professor Cecilia Aragon has been more public with her fascination with fan fiction. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Sony Won CES With a Car No One Will Ever Drive," 10 Jan. 2020 Both movies are based on books by author Anna Todd, and both books are based on Todd’s One Direction fan fiction. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Dylan Sprouse to star in After sequel, a movie based on a book based on One Direction fanfic," 7 Aug. 2019 Each new walk-in experience brings us closer to a world where fan fiction is no longer relegated to the most passionate fringes but increasingly surrounds and may someday lead us. Todd Martens, chicagotribune.com, "Immersive TV and movie ‘activations’ are reshaping fandom, but is audience participation going too far?," 29 July 2019 Each new walk-in experience brings us closer to a world where fan fiction is no longer relegated to the most passionate fringes but increasingly surrounds and may someday lead us. Todd Martens, chicagotribune.com, "Immersive TV and movie ‘activations’ are reshaping fandom, but is audience participation going too far?," 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of fan fiction

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fan fiction was in 1939

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18 Feb 2020

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“Fan fiction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fan%20fiction. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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