Transformative v. Derivative: An Exploration of Storytelling in the Age of Franchise

Bay Area Brony Spectacular Labs 2021

A My Little Pony Fan-run Convention
May 29 - May 30, 2021

Panelist:Chocolate Pony

Description:The concept of fanfiction is as old as storytelling from each new generation riffing on stories of the past to Don Quixote’s unauthorized sequel to Alan Moore’s idea of a Literary Game. How did franchise culture change this? Can one legally publish their fanfiction? What makes one “transformative”. Join as we look at works like The Air Pirates, Wind Done Gone, Watchmen, even Lauren Faust’s My Little Pony & analyze the history of fanfiction from the last century and its impact on modern culture.