spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58) wrote in mfu_canteen,
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A question to ponder from Cousin Togsos

Yesterday she asked a very good question and I thought I'd throw it out here for people to wonder about.

Why is it okay to charge money for fan art and not fan fic?  Nearly every con has an art show/auction and people will spend loads of money to purchase a piece of art.  They never have a fic show/auction.  One might argue that fanzines come close, but the participants are not paid for their contribution, with the exception of receiving a free zine.    Why the discrepancy?  Why is it okay to charge for individual pieces of art and not fic? 

What say you, cousins?

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