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Introduction

Anne McCaffrey had been aware, based on interviews, of fan fiction since 1985.

The Pern fandom for a long time existed in a different place than other fandoms -- namely, in the world of MU*-based RPGS -- due to policies of the creator of the Pern universe. Anne McCaffrey had been aware, based on interviews, of fan fiction since 1985. As fan fiction moved on-line, she, in consultation with lawyers, created a licensing policy for people who wished to write fan fiction in her universe.

On her official site, this policy was explained as one required because of contracts related to Anne McCaffrey's books having been turned into video games. Given all this, it does not come as a surprise that in 1997, a Dragonriders of Pern fansite recieved a cease and desist letter from McCaffrey's legal representatives.

As of recently, Anne's ban on Pern fandom has been lifted, and the fandom is slowly reforming.

The Canon

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Terminology

Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.

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Timeline

Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in the Pern fan community.

1999

2003

  • On July 23, 2003, the LiveJournal community beta_search was founded. [3] It was created so people could find beta readers. Fan fiction communities represented by this community included this one.

2004

  • On November, 2004, the Pern french RPG "Terre des Dragons" ("Dragons'Land") was created. Considering that it was not yet allowed to use the original Pern's nouns, the game took place on the Southern Continent and used words such as "Kueis" instead of "Weyrs". [4]

2005

2008

  • At the beginning of January 2008, the Pern inspirated french RPG Tol Orea ("La Terre de l'Aube" or "The Land of Dawn"), was created by Heryn Amlug. It immediatly met success, not only with the Pern fandom, but with heroic fantasy fans as well. [6]

Kerfluffles

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Influential Fanworks

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Fandom Members

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Fandom Size

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External links

See also

Sources

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