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Fanlore

Fan + lore, a space where fans document and share their own history and experience.

Fanlore is managed by the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW), which is devoted to supporting fans and fanworks. See: About Fanlore.

Fandom

Enthusiasts talking about the things they love and making fanworks together. See: Fandom.

Fanworks

Material created by fans for fans. Fanfiction, fanart, fanvids, video game mods, zines, conventions, costumes, and more! See: Fanworks.

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If you are a fan, we value your input and opinion (that's what our Plural Point of View policy is all about)! Fanlore is by fans for fans, and every contribution makes a difference.

Here's how you can become an editor:

Check out your favourite fandoms, fan communities, tropes, fanworks and people and see if you can find an article to add something to! You can also browse the Fanlore wish list and the stubs category for inspiration.
  • To start a new page, check out Help:Starting a new page, which includes help on specific page types, like characters, pairings, tropes, or zines. Please note that, for security reasons, new page creation is disabled for a few hours for new accounts.
  • Enjoy! Edit a page and add what you know—what you have to contribute is valuable and appreciated. As long as you show respect for other users' opinions and efforts, you really can't "do it wrong," and any niggles with formatting can be cleaned up later.

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Behind the scenes

  • The Intro to Fanlore FAQ page gives an overview of policies relevant to new users. You'll most probably need to read a bit about what Fanlore is and what it is not.
  • About Fanlore - in plain English, the basics of Fanlore; how it's run, who runs it, the principles behind it.
  • Fanlore Policies - policies developed by the Fanlore Committee to guide the wiki into a reliable, rich body of knowledge and experience that's both easily accessible and editable. Please take a look at the PPOV policy especially.