I received an exciting email from Random House Digital Publishing Development Group yesterday to promote a contest that Random House Audio is doing at San Diego Comic-Con next week. Star Wars fanficcers (as well as those from several other fandoms) can sign up for an appointment to record a five-minute segment of one of their stories; the grand prize is having the full story recorded for streaming on the Random House Audio website. For full contest details and a link to contest rules, you can read their press release.
I’ve discussed previously my view that the fanfiction community has long been overlooked as an important base of fans (and customers) for the Expanded Universe. This contest is a great acknowledgement of the fanfic community, and I hope we see even more outreach in the future.
Upon news of this contest I immediately began to question my decision to not travel to SDCC this year – I’ve had this delicious plot bunny spinning around in my head since reading Apocalypse that would have been perfect… Here’s to hoping Random House runs this contest at future cons.
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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