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Posts Tagged ‘Rob Thomas’

Veronica Mars Coming as Mystery Book Series

Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas will co-write a new mystery series about characters from the Veronica Mars TV show that ran from 2004 until 2007.

Random House’s Vintage imprint acquired the first two books in the series from Alloy Entertainment, and Jodi Reamer from Writers House negotiated the deal. Here’s more from the release:

The books will contain completely new stories, and will be stand-alone novels that will appeal to fans of the show, as well as general mystery readers. The plot of the first book in the series will begin where events of the upcoming “Veronica Mars” film end, and will feature an adult Veronica Mars.

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Veronica Mars, Writers & The Fourth Wall

With 28 days of fundraising left on Kickstarter, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas raised more than $3.3 million, getting financial support from fans to create a movie version of the cult television show.

The Daily Dot described this shift in fan and creator power dynamics in an article about the crumbling of the “fourth wall.”

The line that separates fans from the creators of their stories is growing ever more thin; historically, fans have called it the “fourth wall,” a firm line that must not be crossed because interactions across it make everyone uncomfortable. But as the Internet increasingly brings everyone together, as fans grow up to be creators and creators openly embrace their own status as fans, it’s harder to see boundaries between the two groups—much less to tell at what point a story stops “belonging” to the creators and starts “belonging” to fans.

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