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(sorry, I was helpless in the face of that subject line once it occurred to me)

As alluded to previously, I am going to be at Infinitus next month, mostly so that I can participate in the Friday afternoon "keynote luncheon" with Naomi Novik, R.J. Anderson, Karen Healey, and one other possibly-supposed-to-be-a-surprise-guest-so-I'm-not-sure-if-I'm-allowed-to-mention-her-name friend of mine. The topic of the panel will be "fan writers turned pro," an issue which I have some FEELINGS about, many of which I've discussed at length on this journal or perhaps regaled (assaulted?) some of you with in person.

So basically, I am posting to ask:

• Man, what should I even talk about? I assume I should be formulating Notes of some kind beforehand and getting my thoughts in order. Are there particular issues or perspectives I should be pondering? Experiences of mine I should make sure to mention? (aside from the obvious ATLA-related HOW IS THIS MY JOB anecdotes, of course....but even then, what aspects of that situation are other people actually interested in hearing about?)

• Aside from [livejournal.com profile] pinkfinity and [livejournal.com profile] jlh and [livejournal.com profile] bookshop, will any of you be there?

• This is a Harry Potter conference but man, I have NOT really been paying attention to HP fandom in a looooooong-ass time. I have no idea what awesome fics have been written post-canon. So tell me: what should I read? What fic has been EXCELLENT and aligns to some degree with my narrative priorities? ie, what should I be putting on my ipod to read on the plane?

(PS: I FINALLY BOUGHT MY COMICCON TICKETS, so there is that)

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Date: 2010-06-15 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bookshop.livejournal.com

OH I WAS TO HAVE SENT YOU AN EMAIL YESTERDAY AND I DID NOT.

Awesome post-canon H/D fic you should read:
Perfect Day
Reparo

....those are pretty much my short list. :)

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Date: 2010-06-15 03:24 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-06-15 03:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] foxysquid.livejournal.com
I don't have any advice to offer, but I do hope the conference goes well! Good luck, though I'm sure you'll do fine.

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Date: 2010-06-15 03:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ali-wildgoose.livejournal.com
Thanks! I'm pretty much just trying not to be intimidated by the whole thing! ^_^;;

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Date: 2010-06-15 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dustwing.livejournal.com
Hmm..well..if I was gonna be there, I'd probably want to hear the first/basic "How did you end up where you are?" story. Always good :) but, on the fan specific side, I'd really like to know how you dealt with the creators. I mean, as a fan there is a certain amount of inherent fansquee, right? Aand I imagine fansquee does not a good working relationship make, so, I'd love to hear your take on that.

I'd also like to know about supervision, like, had your voice developed enough as a fan that the creators basically let you go and then checked your work at the end or were you in constant communication, that sort of thing. What surprised you about working on what looks to be your favorite IP? Has 'working in the kitchen of your favorite restaurant' dampened your enjoyment of the source material, or do you feel like the magic is even stronger now that you have had a hand in it?

That's what comes to the top of my head :) Let us know how the talk went! Is there a tag for these droplets of wisdom you might have allready posted? I'm totally curious, and also, h'omg Naomi Novik <3 . I just got into Temeraire a couple months ago.

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Date: 2010-06-15 06:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kalichan.livejournal.com
I assume that many will want to know HOW THEY TOO CAN PARLAY THEIR FANNISHNESS INTO A BOOK DEAL. But maybe more subtly than that.

I totally wish I could go now!

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Date: 2010-06-15 06:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jaina.livejournal.com
Talk about pies. Can't go wrong with pie.

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Date: 2010-06-15 06:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] gossymer.livejournal.com
For H/D post series I posted worldcup recs along with a final list here

For more more pairs, check out [livejournal.com profile] snegurochka_lee who has also written brilliant next gen fic (like Scorpius' Very Bad Week) and has a boatload of recs too <3

There's a new H/D faves poll for stuff written after 2007 and there's more info on the stories here too.

Though anything in particular you were interested in reading? Have my own To Read list since I want to get back into the fanfics :D

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Date: 2010-06-15 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aang.livejournal.com
Comic-Con... *sniffle* I won't be there. :(

But it reminds me of how gloriously kind you were to us last year! <3

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Date: 2010-07-04 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eiliem.livejournal.com
Good luck at the panel!

If anyone is nasty about fan writers turned pro ¬¬ just remember that you write awesome wonderful memorable-years-later fic and brilliant, in-character, delightful prequels. And my fandom would have been sadder without you. &hearts

may I friend you?

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