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Friday, June 28 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Is All Fiction Fan-Fiction?

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Until a little while ago, publishing didn’t even acknowledge fanfiction. It was hidden away, like Rochester’s wife in the attic. But with the publication of books such as 50 Shades of Gray, which is based on Twilight fanfiction, the topic is now at the fore. But . . . is all fiction fanfiction of a kind? What are tropes, retellings, and archetypes? What makes a story originally? What’s the difference between good plotting and formula? This panel ships you.


Moderators
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Kate Schafer Testerman

Agent Kate Schafter Testerman's clients include Maureen Johnson, Ellen Booraem, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Josie Bloss, and Matthew Cody, among other exciting and acclaimed authors. Kate is a graduate of the University of Delaware’s Honors Program, a former cast member of the New York Renaissance Faire, and an avid collector of shoes. Her interests cover a broad range, including teen chick lit, urban... Read More →

Speakers
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Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman is the New York Times bestselling author of The Magicians, likened to an adult Harry Potter by the New York Times, and the sequel The Magician King. Lev is a journalist and writes for Time as a book critic and lead technology writer. He has also written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. Portland will be Lev’s third... Read More →
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Cheryl Klein

Cheryl is the senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books (an imprint of Scholastic, Inc.). In her book Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults, Cheryl leads readers to discover what must be done to polish a manuscript for children and young adult readers. Her impressive editorial experience includes award-winning novels and picture books, such as the final books of the Harry... Read More →
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Barry Lyga

Barry Lyga is the author of the young-adult works The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and I Hunt Killers, whose sequel Game was recently released. A Leaky first-timer, Barry graduated with a degree in English from Yale University. He worked in the comic book industry for ten years before he began publishing his novels. He has also written a graphic novel, Mangaman, illustrated by Colleen Doran. You can read more about Barry and his... Read More →
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Rainbow Rowell

Rainbow Rowell earned a journalism degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995 and, at 24, became the youngest-ever – and first female – columnist at the Omaha World-Herald. Though her first novel, Attachments, is set in a newsroom, it couldn’t be less of a true story. She met her husband in junior high and can hardly get him to read her books, let alone her email. Her second novel, Eleanor & Park &ndash... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Portland 256/257/258