Thursday, 26 November 2009

Looking to Interview Warhammer 40,000 Fanfiction writers

In an attempt to bridge the worlds of work and play, I've decided to write an article for eventual publication in an academic journal on the phenomenon of W40K fanfiction. Over the last decade or so, there has been a growing body of scholarship on fandom and fanfiction in particular. However, most (if not all) of this has focused on the types of fiction that female fans write and no one to date (as far as I am aware) has paid much attention to what males write.

For the project, I will be looking to interview as many fan-authors as possible on their reasons for writing among other things. The interviews will probably take about an hour and will be recorded for data analysis (any responses will be kept confidential and anonymous). I'll try and do as many face-to-face interviews as possible, but I'm suspecting that the majority of the interviewing will take place over the telephone.

Everyone who takes part will receive a £5 GW voucher as a way of thanking you for taking part. You will also be given a consent form to fill in to show that you have agreed to being interviewed (if you are under 18 this will also have to be signed by a parent/guardian)

For more details, just drop me a line

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Second Nurgle Rhino

You *know* when you've been Nurgled!
I went to town a bit on this one lol :-)

Friday, 13 November 2009

New Project: 1k Nurgle CSMs

A return after a short break, with an idea for a new project/army: 1k nurgle CSM:

Daemon Prince (Mark of Nurgle, wings, warptime) 175
Greater Demon 100
7 Plague Marines (Champion, power weapon, 2x flamer) 163
Rhino (Havoc Launcher) 50

7 Plague Marines (Champion, power weapon, 2x flamer) 163
Rhino (Havoc Launcher) 50
4 Obliterators (2 squads of 2) 300

1001 pts in total.

Pictures of the project so far:

The Rhino:

First plague marine squad: