Inspired by some great reaction from you, plus spurred on by the latest round of fanfic bashing by cranky pro writers: Fan Tales is a go!
Fan Tales is an evening of fan fiction readings presented as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival.
The aim of the evening is to provide a chance for fans who love fanfic to come together, have a few drinks, and listen to some great writing
The event will be held from 5pm on Sunday October 3rd at Hares and Hyenas bookstore in Fitzroy. Not only is it a queer bookshop with a liquor license, it has a good performance space and will seat up to 70.
Tickets will be $15/$10. Any money from the door left after paying registration, venue and PA hiring will divided amongst the readers.
I am still looking for more writers to read one of their stories, or extract of a story, of 1000 words or less. Any fandom, any genre, any rating. Writers will get 5-10 minutes to introduce their fandom, and provide any story context. You can write a new story, or use an existing one. And if you think getting comments feels good - wait to you get some applause!
Please pimp this out to any of your Aussie fannish friends - I am also happy to hear from artists or vidders who may want to show their work.