What does a Harry Potter fanfic have to do with OpenAI?

Have you ever puked and had diarrhea at the same time? I have, and when it happened, I was listening to a fan-made audiobook version of Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (HPMOR), a fan ficti

Fave, the app for superfans, raises $2M as it continues to reward users for their obsessions

Fave, the app for superfans to connect with like-minded music lovers and obsess over their favorite artists, secured $2 million in an ongoing round, the company exclusively told TechCrunch. Notably, t

Fan fiction writers rally fandoms against KOSA, the bill purporting to protect kids online

Fan fiction writers aren’t just penning alternate universe reimaginings of the Barbie movie, or steamy scenes featuring Marvel superheroes. This week, they’re writing letters to their senators, ex

AO3 was offline a week ago, but there’s still a fandom brewing in the Downdetector comments

It was an internet nerd’s worst nightmare. On July 10, Archive of Our Own (AO3), a beloved, nonprofit fan-fiction platform, was plagued by DDoS attacks, rendering it inaccessible for over a day.

Fan fiction writers are trolling AIs with Omegaverse stories

Fan fiction writers know that their work is being used to train generative AIs, and they’re not happy about it. Now, “Omegaverse” writers are participating in a week-long writing mar

Fandom launches new creator initiative and invests in more original video content

Fandom, the entertainment site and wiki hosting service, is introducing a new creator-focused initiative with the debut of Creator Class, new quarterly workshops for creators. It’s also launchin

Fandom lays off employees across Giant Bomb, GameSpot and Metacritic

Entertainment company Fandom has laid off an unspecified number of employees across multiple properties, including Giant Bomb, GameSpot and Metacritic. These properties are mainly focused on publishin

Fandom acquires Metacritic, GameSpot, TV Guide and other entertainment brands in deal worth around $55M

Entertainment platform Fandom announced today its acquisition of seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, Gam

Netflix’s lawsuit against the ‘Bridgerton Musical’ could change online fandom

Netflix filed a lawsuit this weekend against two TikTok stars in their early twenties, Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, alleging that their Grammy-winning “Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” pro

Entertainment site Fandom adds long-requested creator features, ‘Interactive Wiki Maps’ and ‘Fandom Trivia’

Fandom, a wiki hosting service and fan platform with more than 300 million monthly active users and 250,000 wiki communities, has just announced its newest features and tools: Interactive Wiki Maps an

Super fans, franchises and unique content could be the answer to reducing streaming churn

In today’s highly competitive streaming market, streaming services don’t just have to figure out how to attract users — they also have to find ways to keep them. Fandom’s “20

D&D Beyond comes under the wing of Wizards of the Coast in $146 million deal

The parent company of Dungeons & Dragons publisher Wizards of the Coast will buy D&D Beyond, the role-playing game’s popular digital suite of tools. The company announced the news this w