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- Between August and October 1994, Cort Dougan took over John Ruchak's X-Files fan fiction ftp archive.
- By September or October of 1995, the term betareader was being used in the Sliders fan fiction community on their big mailing list and on Usenet. (Wendy Perkins)
- In October 1995, the first Mulder/Skinner story was written. It was "Authority" by Laura Cooksey. It would set the tone for future Mulder/Skinner fan fiction. ( Rosalita:  )
- Between October and December 1996, the Mulder/Krycek Romantics Association was created.
- Between October and December 1996, the Mulder/Skinner Slash Society was created.
- Between August and October 1996, Alternative (alt) fan fiction became a standard in the Xena fandom.
- Between August and October 1996, Dax opened her fan fiction archive "Obsessions" which contains alt stories and quickly becomes a favorite site of Xena fans. ( Lunacy )
- By October 1996, the term betareading was being used in this fan fiction community on the Usenet group alt.tv.highlander.
- Marc Hedlund, the director of Internet development for Lucasfilm, Ltd. said in an October 1997 article in Wired magazine that Lucasfilm Ltd. tolerates the publication of fan fiction, so long as the stories were not for commercial gain, and does not sully the family image of the Star Wars characters.
- Beginning in October 1998, the importance of alt.tv.x-files.creative in X-Files fan fiction community declined.
- By October of 1998, authors like arcturus and FirePhile were posting badfic to alt.tv.x-files.creative. Given the context of the posts, it is relatively safe to assume that the term had been used for some time in that community and that it had gained a certain community cultural acceptance.
- In October 1999, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was published in the United States. 
- By October of 2000, the Wicked X Witches's influence and position in the community was heavily on the decline.
- On October 26, 2000, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask was released in America.
- Around October 2000, Heidi8 began posting her own fan fiction to the group HP_FanFiction and to FanFiction.Net.
- ParadigmOfUncertainty saw its volume peak in October of 2000.
- Cassie and rhysenn saw its volume peak in October of 2000.
- In October 2001, JayKay proposed the idea for the Snape Slash Fleet on the snapeslash mailing list. (White_Serpent: )
- In October 2001, JayKay released the story "Too Wise to Woo Peaceably." 
- Around October 2002, LittleOni plagiarized two Tenchi Muyo authors, Diane Long and Hospitaller. LittleOni also plagiarized a Sailor Moon story. 
- Between May of 1997 and October of 2002, through the Sword and the Staff, nearly $400,000 USD was donated by Xena fans to various charities. ( Web.Studies, edited by David Gauntlett, Ross Horsley, pg 90 )
- On August 12, 2002, the LiveJournal community, badfic, was founded. By October of 2003, the community would be discussing Digimon fics.
- Aja used to be a friend of Cassandra Claire but the friendship ended acrimoniously in October 2003.
- On October 26, 2003, the GreatestJournal Supernatural rpg community supernaturalwar was created. 
- On October 26, 2003, the vampire related fan fiction LiveJournal community vamp_fiction was created. 
- In October 2004, fandom_wank debated the issue of community moderation. (fandomquibbler)
- On October 26, 2004, the LiveJournal community House_md was founded, offering a discussion forum to all things related to the show.
- Lil_Princess was a Good Charlotte sock puppet fan fiction writer on FanDomination.Net. This sock puppet, creator unknown, was active in the period between October and November of 2004 and had a point when she created a massive fannish incident.
- On October 26, 2006, Gyakuten Saiban 2 was released in Japan.