Fanfiction, if you haven’t heard the term before, is exactly what it sounds like. Fiction, which has been created by fans of a particular story. It has a wide breadth, and encompasses all genres in movies, television, comic books, musicals, and video games. I may post some good fanfics from time to time if I stumble upon any worth showing. These are created by people that have been so inspired by something they love, that they want to contribute to the universe in their own way. Fanfics don’t typically make any money, as it isn’t legal to charge for someone else’s property. When you see one, just know that they are made purely from the love of storytelling. How awesome is that?
Since the Harry Potter universe is getting a bit bigger this week with the release of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” I thought it would be appropriate to make a post about all the cool “Harry Potter” fanfics that are spreading around Youtube.
Severus Snape and the Marauders – Teaser Trailer – Harry Potter Fan Film: The title for this one is self explanatory, but I just found out they have filmed a whole fan film. Check it out with a link on the video if you like the trailer!
The Greater Good – Harry Potter – Dumbledore and Grindelwald: If you want to see a cool short about young adult Dumbledore this is a great one that’s about 15 minutes.
Voldemort: Origins of the Heir (OFFICIAL TRAILER): Another cool trailer! This one is about Tom Riddle, super creepy dude.
HARREY PODDER: Say the Magic Word: A few fun animated clips about what can go wrong with magic. Don’t mispronounce your spells!
The OMEN Chronicles – Harry Potter: Another 15 minute short about an American adventure. This has all original characters, and was a very cool take on what’s going on in the magical world over here.
Harry Potter TV Show: The Aurors – Official Trailer: Here’s a trailer about an investigative crime unit, called “The Aurors.” They go after all the nasty wizards.
Harry Potter VS Star Wars: Crossovers are one of the most popular types of fanfiction! Who do you think will win in this awesome fight? Luke Skywalker or Harry Potter?
A special thanks to IGN News for compiling this awesome playlist!
If you’re a writer, fanfics can be a great way to get noticed. Writing one can be a great way to get those creative juices flowing too! Maybe you’ve got the perfect idea for a spin off of your favorite series. Hopefully, realizing how many fanfics are out there might inspire you to do something about it.