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Star Wars fix returns with ‘Cloak of Darkness’ tonight, complete with…. Surprise James Marsters?!? (The hell?) In less shocking news, Ashley Eckstein and a new webcomic, ‘Transfer.’ UPDATE Annnnd Olivia d’Abo.
As for the fannish side of things, the ForceCast has
Kevin Rubio and a ‘Bombad Jedi’ roundtable. Plus, the Galactic Senate message boards are holding a , with actual prizes and everything. ( Clone Wars fanfic contest via)
Holiday Special week fallout: Han Solo’s little-known furry roots glommed on by internets, many bad jokes (and debate?!?) ensue.
Better a Wookiee than a
Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)
Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins read David Tennant some ‘explicit’
Who fanfic. His reaction is priceless. ( via)
There’s a sequel! And also
this. I know we have the near-illiterate fanboys, so why isn’t our badfic half this hilarious?
an interesting fanfic discussion thread over on TFN’s Literature boards, and for a conversation I thought would drop like a stone it’s actually turned out fairly interesting. (Silly title and all.)
Things are starting to get a little heated towards the end, but such is the risk one takes with TFN.
Literary agent Colleen Lindsay was submitted a Her advice: Star Trek novel.
Do not EVER – under any circumstances – send an agent a query for a novel based on someone else’s characters or world.
As for this poor, ignorant person, I give them 1.5 Jareos.
For more on the subject, I refer you to several of our own professonals:
Rodger McBride Allen, Karen Traviss, and Abel G. Peña. You might also want to check out Keith R.A. DeCandido’s post on the difference between profic and fanfic.
Following in the hallowed footsteps of
Lori Jareo, Austin P. Torney self-publishes His cover makes Jareo’s look quite classy… and check out this summary: Star Trek: The Death Wave.
An original screenplay/novelette that answers the question of how the warlike Klingons of Captain Kirk’s era came to their end and were replaced by the somewhat friendlier Klingons of the new generation; however, this story does not dwell much upon the Klingons, but upon Kirk’s forced retirement at age 65 and his return from it through a war for the galaxy in which he must become the ultimate chess master.
Might I interest sir in a period? (
WFMU’s Beware of the Blog features
a variety of fanzine covers from back in the day, including a hefty selection of Star Wars ones. Has your embarrassment squick kicked in yet? ( via)
Imadra Blue is polling for It’s mainly a saga (mostly prequel) oriented poll, both because that’s Jax’s corner of fandom and because there isn’t really a huge contingent of active EU fans there. (Obligatory pimping of Star Wars fandom preferences on the Livejournal. starwars_eu and marafics. And yes, there will be a giant EU poll sooner rather than later. As usual, I have more ideas than time to type them.)
And don’t forget to vote in our first sidebar poll!
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull has been holding a steady lead in what you want the most for 2008. Looks like I’ll have to buy JawaJames a whip!
Stephen Brust has released , an unauthorized My Own Kind of Freedom Firefly novel, on his web site for download. ( via)
I’ll be very interested to see what the fanfic community has to say about this… It’s
nothing new for a pro writer to have written or be writing fanfic, but usually there’s a tad more remove.