Community: Phantom of the Opera

1993

First known fanfics (handwritten)

2000

First fansite: http://myphantom.al.ru/ by Nats (Natalia)

December: site Parizhskaya Skazka (now closed) by Irene the Lazer Lady (Irina Emel'anova) who wrote fanfiction in English; the first archive of het and gen fanfiction

May: http://www.thephantom.narod.ru - Vaclav Nevin's site is opened where the full translation of the AL Webber's musical's libretto is published

2001

Spring: http://strangeduet.narod.ru - a site by Clever Friend and Lotta, dedicated to AL Webber's musical in the first place. Archivated first Russian Humor/Parody fics and hosted first RPGs

2002

Sites http://podval-opera.narod.ru (art, fics and notably jokes) and http://fandrom.narod.ru (high-quality fics)

2005

Jan 6th: Movie release in Russia. Many movie-related sites appear shortly after. Sites with notable fanfiction are:

http://phantomania.narod.ru/index-2.html (fics by Yellowfox13), site is made by Yellowfox13 and Ņarrie;
http://phantom-film.narod.ru;
http://ruhelp.com/boards/index.php?...etc&act=idx (an active forum with fanfiction section);
http://operaghost.ru - made by Elena: fandom related information, fanfiction and fanart archives; RPGs.

Slash-fics are rather rare (a fic by Lotta & Klever), and so are RPFs (a fic by HenTony)

There are also Russian translations of pubished fanfics:
http://www.gerrybutler.aesthetic.ru/ - a translation of Susan Kay's The Phantom (1990);
http://ruhelp.com/boards/index.php?...p;showtopic=179 - a translation (wip) of Sam Siciliano's Angel of the Opera (1994)

Most fanfiction is het (fluff, humor, PG); parodies on dramatic/romantic fics are very popular; there are five known cross-overs (with HP, Dracula, Wicked and Beauty and the Beast)

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