There is quite a bit of fan fiction from the Star Wars universe out there. Most of it is pretty bad. Some of it is quite good. As best I can tell, Star Wars fan fiction has been around for quite a long time. Have any notable elements from any fan fiction stories made it into actual Star Wars canon (C-Canon or higher)?

Also related: did any Star Wars authors write fan fiction before becoming a canon author?


This counts, I think:

What's The Story? was an exclusive feature on the Star Wars fan club website, Star Wars Hyperspace. It gave Hyperspace members a chance to leave their mark on the Star Wars Expanded Universe by allowing them to provide the backstory for certain aspects of the saga; usually obscure background characters or vehicles from the films. Winning entries became official Star Wars lore: published in the Databank and added to the Holocron continuity database.

  • That certainly does count, though I was looking more for something that made it into a book, TV show, or game. But if no one else can come up with any examples, then I'll accept. +1 – The Fallen Jul 1 '13 at 13:44
  • SFF.SE actually had a Q&A that listed one example of the "What's the Story" thing. I think it may have been related to Yoda but fail to recall details now – DVK-on-Ahch-To Jul 1 '13 at 15:04
  • @DVK - I think I recall that - something about Lucas vetoing any Yoda-related "official" fan fiction – The Fallen Jul 1 '13 at 15:51

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