Fandom Classic

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You may be looking for the glossary term Classic, which is a jargon for a specific genre of fanwork that is canon compliant or ignores certain episodes or seasons.

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A fandom classic is a fanwork that is more or less recognized as "must-read" or "must view" by fans within the same fandom.

Online fandoms develop so quickly that a fanwork can be labeled "classic" within months.

How Are Classics Defined?

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Number of recs?

Number of times it shows up in fannish discussions?

Award winners?

The popularity of the fanwork's creator?

The pairing or subject matter?

The fanwork's length?

The fanwork's genre?

Do fans talk about it because the fanworks because of its general excellence or because it rocked some fannish boats?

Fanworks that are consistently mentioned by mainstream media sources?

Some Examples of Fandom Classics


All for the Game

Blake's 7

Captain America

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

due South


Harry Potter

Les Misérables

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

One Direction

The Professionals

Sherlock Holmes

Stargate Atlantis

Star Trek

Starsky & Hutch



The Walking Dead



Yuri on Ice




Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

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