Fanwork

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For a list of articles about individual fanworks, see Category:Fanworks.

Synonyms: Transformative Works
See also: fanac, fan, fandom, fanon, canon
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Definition

Fanworks are the creative products of fannish endeavor. In other words, fanworks are works created by fans, generally intended for other fans. A common defining phrase used in fandom is "by fans for fans,"[1] or something similar,[2] though this definition might incorporate other fan activity as well.

In fanworks, some element of a canon work -- the source text or event -- is taken and incorporated into a new creative piece. The taken element can be the characters, world setting, plot, stories, still images, video clips, or something else from the source. Examples of creative pieces are limitless, examples include: a short story, a novel, a zine, a poem, a painting, a doll, a song, a video, or some work that combines these media.

Types of Fanworks

References

  1. Google turns up 10,600,000 hits for this phrase. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  2. Google turns up 96,800 hits for the phrase "by fans for other fans". Retrieved 24 March 2010.
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