What does Fanfic mean?

Fan fiction

Fanfic, also known as fan fiction, is a general term that describes unofficial stories created by fans of existing franchises, characters or real-life personalities. These fan-made tales are often shared online, and they usually put known characters in unexpected scenarios that you won’t find in the official narrative.

For instance, imagine reading a Harry Potter fanfic where Hagrid, the lovable half-giant, discovers he’s the rightful heir to the Hogwarts throne. In this fan-created narrative, Hagrid might even end up ruling the magical world.

Although fanfic has been around since the advent of “official” fiction, it’s widely recognized that the fan base of the original Star Trek series propelled the concept of modern fanfic into the mainstream. The first Star Trek fanfics started to surface in the 1960s via zines dedicated to the show.

There are numerous popular websites and apps where you can find and share fanfic, including:

Example for using ‘Fanfic’ in a conversation

Hey, have you read any good fanfic lately? πŸ“š

Yeah, I actually just finished one about Harry Potter! It was so creative! ⚑️

Nice! What was it about? πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈ

Well, it was a crossover between Harry Potter and The Avengers. They teamed up to fight against Voldemort and Loki! πŸ•·οΈ