Fanfiction? Does anyone ever bring it to ACEN?
Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:39 AM
Before I got into art I was most known for a lot of my fanfiction (still am for a lot of Harry Potter stuff). My penname is the same as my DA name and I thought it might be really cool to bring some of the short one-shots and whatnot. This would even give me the chance to finally design some cover art!
I just didn't know what the copyright rules surrounding that were. I know fanart, so long as its your own interpertation and whatnot, can be acceptable, but is fanfiction? Technically it's my own plots and charcterizatons, but figured I'd throw it out there before I started printing in mass quantities =p
Can't believe how close ACEN is! Need to start seeing how I'm going to set up my table!
Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:51 PM
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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:17 PM
D: that's what I was guessing.
Although there's some movie deal out there right now for some girl's fanfic...? (Shades of Grey, I think it was).
Ah well, nix that idea then. It'd have been nice to do something for any fanfic fans that wandered by, but oh wells
Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:37 PM
That being said, most companies who own these characters rarely care if you're not making extravagant amounts of money off of it; even conventions seem to look the other way considering 90% of what sells in the artist alley is fanfiction/fanart of some kind.
I would say to just go ahead and do it... especially if you're already going to be selling fan art. I mean, it's still technically illegal, but so is the majority of what sells in the artist alley.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:48 AM
I've asked for some perspective on this from fellow staff...namely the DH of Exhibit Space. That official answer will come from them.
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:04 AM
I'll go ahead and wait for the DH's answer -- thanks for passing it on, Valkyrie!
If I can't, no big deal, just thought it would be interesting and a little different than some of the AA offerings :nod:
Posted 25 March 2012 - 02:01 PM
First FANart. Fanart is not illegal and not in violation of the law if done properly. We here at Anime Central believe that it is the Artist’s decision on how they conduct their works of art. Basically it is up to the Artist’s discretion on how they interpret the law, but we will step in regarding the cases of blatant disregard. I personally believe that instituting the draconian and uncompromising rules regarding Fanart, which other conventions have fully embraced, stifles the artistic and creative process that so many artists rely on. Doing something in that way, defeats the purpose of Artist Alleys, destroys Artistic creativity and inspiration, while clearly displaying the disconnect of the particular convention's managing volunteers.
Second FANfiction. Fanfiction is not permitted to be sold at Anime Central. I won’t go into the details about the legal issues of Fanfiction, as it is usually a direct copy of characters that do not belong to the "fanfictioner", but it is something we don’t allow to be sold at our event. It is greatly appreciated that this particular issue was being discussed though. It shows that Artists are constantly looking for different avenues to enhance their customer base, and that the Artistic drive that motivates so many people is still alive today.
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