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BronyCAN Mock Fanfic Panel Practice Livestream Soundslikeponies!bQsJPGMNfw 7066

#Livestream#Fanfic Panel
Hold onto your sweet apple-buckin’ keester, because this Thursday is the mock fanfiction panel practice for BronyCAN!

> “Mock fanfiction panel? Is Pen Stroke going to be there?”

Hah-hah! Of course not! And please stop asking that question! Attending will be myself, of shipfic fame; Horse Voice, of pony vault fame; and Gary Oak, of [explicit] fame! We’ll be on livestream, tossing around our experiences and views on writing. Learn industry secrets, 12 ways to improve your storytelling, and 5 simple writing tricks top fandom authors don’t want you to know about!

> “Listen, that’s all good and everything, but I’m a busy guy; what time is it at?”

We haven’t decided! Which is good news because it’s still up in the air so we can find the time slot that best accommodates you*! That said, the mock panel will most likely take place sometime in the afternoon, either after lunch or after people are off work.
*you refers to the lowest common denominator of those viewing this. If you are not among that denomination, you are excluded.

> “So what’re you gonna talk about?”

We currently have a list of topics including several aspects of storytelling, mechanics/editing, and mindset—but overall those are the big three we’ll be talking about as we branch off into subtopics off them. Most likely one of us will start on a topic, and then the others will add on to their point or maybe even disagree with it and provide another view. From our preliminary discussions, it seems like the three of us are three very different kinds of authors, so there should be some (healthy) diversity in the views presented.

> “Will I have a chance to ask questions or comment during the panel?”

Of course! All of us will be watching the livestream chat while the panel goes on and will jump in on any good questions or comments made by viewers. We also highly encourage you to give feedback on our performance, in fact, according to the contract I forged your signature onto, it’s mandatory!

> “Say, will you preread my fanfiction for me? It’s about my OC, Rain Dust, getting trapped in equestria where he falls in love with Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sp—”

And that’s all the time we have for now! Be sure to watch this post for further information, as well as the time of the livestream leading up to the day. Based on responses in this thread and some internal discussion, we’ll decide on a time and post it before thursday at the latest.

And last but not least, if any of you plan on stopping by BronyCAN, be sure to say hi!


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Dis gonna be gud!

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>industry secrets

Wow. I had no idea fan-fiction had become "industry"-worthy.

Does this mean that we can finally afford our own lobbyists? What joy!

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The mock panel is going to be at 11:30 am! Further details (and a link to the stream) to come shortly!

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The livestream will be on justin.tv, panelists will be watching the chat for comments!

Link to come closer to air time, and will be posted in the /fic/ irc and in this thread. Still fiddling with the stream setup right now!

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Fanfic panel is live! There'll be a recording up later if you miss any of it!

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VoD for those of you who missed it!
Well, that went pretty well. Need to spend our time more efficiently, but that was expected.


Introductions start at 3:10, and if you want to just skip right to the content, that starts at 6:21. Here's the outline of what the stream covered:

* Personal intros/credentials
* Your mindset (fanfic writing vs. "real writing, brutal honesty)
* Creating an appealing story
* Outlining (notebooks, research, structure, shape, ending)
* Setting
* Characterization
* Pacing
* Cliches and tropes
* Mechanics
* Editing tips/procedures ("there are multiple right answers")
* How to deal with constructive/destructive criticism–mindset & dealing with toxic critics
* Featured on Fimfic/EqD: How & What it Means (release timing)
* How to improve
* Open Q&A

We're open to any suggestions on what can be improved. (I'm a bit ditzy during the first 5 minutes or so, the music was making it hard to think, until I got used to it.)
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