Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016


29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016


Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 3:00 pm

The Influence of Fanfiction Tropes and Practices on Mainstream Fiction


Fifty Shades of Gray began its life as fanfiction. The hugely popular book series After originated in One Direction fandom. Wattpad now helps fanfiction authors to prepare work to be published, and more and more publishers appear to be mining the world of fanfiction for the next big author. But what does this mean for mainstream fiction? Which tropes of fanfiction have burst into the public consciousness, and does the influence go both ways? This is a panel to discuss the impact of fanfiction in recent years on the mainstream and the ways in which mainstream recognition and acknowledgement is changing the dynamics of the fanfiction community.

Hall: Oakridge Track: Fan Culture Type: Panel