You've probably heard rumors about regions of the internet dedicated to fanfiction-vast, unmapped territories for fans so taken with their favorite books and movies (not to mention video games and cartoon cereal mascots) that they write their own continuing adventures. You've probably also heard the stories get real dirty and weird. Everything you've heard is true.
In 2013, humanitarians Amy Stephenson and Casey A. Childers took fanfiction from the internet to the stage with Shipwreck, a monthly erotic fanfiction competition. Shipwreck is simple:
- Invite (bestselling, Hugo, Nebula, and Rita award-winning) writers to rework literature into low humor, erotic pastiche, and, like, LOTS of dick euphemisms
- Perform said rewrites for a well-lubricated crowd
Contributors include Seanan McGuire, Jeffrey Cranor, Mara Wilson, Joseph Fink, John Scalzi, Carolyn Ho, Jacquelyn Landgraf, Lauren Traetto, Joe Wadlington, Alan Leggitt, Na'amen Gobert Tilahun, Maggie Tokuda Hall, Alexander Chee, Nathaniel Waggoner, Ryan Britt, Danielle Henderson, Maya Rodale, Maris Kreizman, John William, Lauren Parker, Ivan Hernandez, Gabriel Cubbage, Camden Avery, Samuel Rye, Heather Donahue, Tara Marsden, Harrison Boneron, Kitty Stryker, Molly Sanchez, Evan Burton, Spencer Bainbridge, Lily Miller, Virgie Tovar, David Cairns, Leena Rider, Kate Leth, Rose Garrett, Andrew Dudley, Sean Chiki, Colin Winnette, Fifi LaFan, Sarah Maria Griffin, Deborah Kenmore and Kamala Puligandla.
Plus, a foreword by Seanan McGuire!
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Casey A. Childers is a men's lifestyle editor by trade, co-creator of Shipwreck, and a producer of WRITE CLUB San Francisco. He is the author of the novel Bear Season and the short fiction collection Pictures of the Floating World, She Said, and I Pretended to Understand. He lives in San Francisco, has three children, and is loved by all he meets.
Amy Stephenson is a curly-haired human female and lipstick enthusiast who prefers whiskey. She's Booksmith's social media maven, the emcee of an untold quantity of literary events, and a sort of dry bartender for everyone who wants to tell her what the 60s were like. She's Shipwreck's co-creator and emcee, and a writer for Hoodline's Upper Haight channel, which was voted Best News Site in Best of the Bay (RIP) 2014. She tweets at @LoserTakesAll and for @Booksmith.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This wasn't really what I was expecting. I've read some fanfiction, but what little I've read before was different from this. If you are really into fanfic and dirty jokes, this may be something for you. I was unable to get into because it seemed like the goal was to be as ridiculous as possible. The introduction explained that this collection is actually stories from a group that gets together and acts the scenes out with props and everything. I imagine it's much funnier in person with the visuals and a group of friends feeding off of each others laughs. Maybe something necessary is lost in plain page format, or maybe it just isn't my thing.