OSC Fanfiction Contest this Fall
why isn’t there an ender’s game fandom
with like fanfiction and fanartists and cosplayers and late night shipping feels
what if i cosplayed ender
It’s like we’re invisible. ;)
I would have written fic by now but OSC might sue me. I’m still not sure what his position is right now anyways.
I’m not sure either. He’s always been rather against it but we have to keep in mind that this was directed toward people asking for his advice on how to be better writers.
Then we have this from the Wall Street Journal back in June:
Some authors’ attitudes toward fan fiction are evolving. After spending years fending off fan fiction, and occasionally sending out “cease and desist” letters through his lawyer to block potential copyright violations, science-fiction novelist Orson Scott Card has started courting fan writers. Mr. Card, author of the best-selling “Ender’s Game” series, is planning to host a contest for “Ender’s Game” fan fiction this fall. Fans will be able to submit their work to his Web site. The winning stories will be published as an anthology that will become part of the official “canon” of the “Ender’s Game” series.
“Every piece of fan fiction is an ad for my book,” Mr. Card says. “What kind of idiot would I be to want that to disappear?”
So there’s that.
H-Holy fucking shit… This both terrifies and intrigues me. Why am I so bad at writing in other people’s universes?! How epic would it be to have a hand in Ender’s Game?! Part of one of my top three favorite stories AND recognition for my art… It’s too much to dream! *passes out*