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This is a partial time line of events that occurred in (or are of interest to) Forever Knight fandom.

Fandom TimelineEdit

1989Edit

  • The original pilot, "Nick Knight", airs as a CBS TV movie 20 Aug 1989.

1992 to 1996Edit

1992Edit

  • Forever Knight debuts 5 May 1992 as part of CBS's Crimetime After Primetime line-up.
  • In September 1992, FORKNI-L Mailing List was created by Jean Prior and Laurie Salopek for the posting of fan fiction and discussion relating to Forever Knight.

1993Edit

  • On 2 March 1993, the final episode of Season One is shown. Crimetime After Primetime is cancelled; and Forever Knight goes into hiatus.
  • On 12 May 1993, after numerous complaints about the number of stories being posted to ForKNI-L, Jean Prior and Laurie Salopek spin off FKFIC-L specifically for fan fiction.
  • By the end of the year, there was much on-list discussion of factions among Forever Knight fans.

1994Edit

  • On January 13, 1994, “Like a Shepherd,” possibly the first piece of X-Files fan fiction, was posted to the Internet. It was a Forever Knight/X-Files crossover and was written by Lisa Payne.
  • The first Forever Knight War, "A Call to Arms", is played in January. It involved the Cousins against the embryonic Knighties, FoDs, and Ravenettes, with the NatPackers and Die-Hards emerging in the course of the war. About 20 people take part.
  • By March, filming had begun on Season Two. However, the return of the show (in syndication) is delayed.
  • War Two: 3–19 July 1994. Some 43 people take part.
  • On 17 September 1994, Season Two debuted with "Killer Instinct", which returned LaCroix to the present-day cast.
  • War Three: Oct-Nov 1994. Some 44 people take part.

1995Edit

  • January - Susan Garrett and Calliope Monsoon construct the first set of ForKni-L Affiliation Pins on New Year's Eve, and distribute them to FK fans at Dead of Winter Con.
  • War Four - February
  • On 16 February 1995, the FKSPOILR mailing list is created by Laurie Salopek with the permission of Jean Prior. Its mandate is the discussion of spoilers for new episodes of Forever Knight.
  • On 29 July 1995, the last episode of Season Two, "Crazy Love", was aired. It should be noted that production order and broadcast order for Season Two differ markedly.
  • In the summer of 1995 in the Forever Knight fan fiction community, Susan M. Garrett issued a "Song Challenge." This would inspire authors well into 1999.
  • By the summer of this year, the term "beta reading" was being used on FKFIC-L. (Wendy Perkins)
  • On 16 September 1995, Season Three begins with "Black Buddha: Part One". Half the original cast had been replaced; and fan response is varied.
  • War Five - 27 October to 20 November
  • On November 2, 1995, the Tomorrow People mailing list was founded. This list was created in response to a crossover written by Wendy Perkins titled “On the Wings of Pigs.” The story was a Tomorrow People, Highlander and Forever Knight crossover. (Wendy Perkins)

1996Edit

  • War Six - February, not a war but the fans' campaign to stop the cancellation of the series (retrospectively called a "War")
  • By May of this year, the term "beta reading" was being used in this fan fiction community on the Usenet group alt.tv.forever-knight.
  • By 19 April 1996, Mr. Happy's Forever Knight Site had been created by Frédéric Ferland to provide a compendium of information about the series and FK fandom.
  • On 17 May 1996, the final episode of Forever Knight, "Last Knight" airs.[1] The story is controversial with fans, not just because it is the finale, but because the plot kills off most of the characters. It immediately sparks a flood of fan fiction (dubbed "Last Knight stories"), much of which is denial fic of one sort or another.
  • On 11 June 1996, the FKSPOILR list is closed, since there are no new episodes to be "spoiled".
  • The FTP Site fan fiction archive is created as an extension of the FKSPOILR mailing list. It is later suddenly deleted.
  • Mel Moser uses the FTP archive to found fkfanfic.com,[2] intending it to become the major Forever Knight fan fiction archive.
  • War Seven - 27 July to 12 August. Conceptually, this war was designed to find ways of dealing with "Last Knight".

1997Edit

1998Edit

  • Some time this year, the FTP Site disappears again.
  • War Nine - 25 April to 12 May
  • On 26 June 1998, registration begins for the Forever Knight Fan Fiction Awards; it runs to August 9th.
  • From 29 June to 12 July 1998, stories were nominated for the Forever Knight Fan Fiction Awards, in various categories determined by type and length.
  • On 16 August 1998, the names of the winners were posted to ForKNI-L.
  • On 10 December 1998, notice of the next year's awards was posted to ForKNI-L by Susan Garrett.
  • By December 1998, Imajiru had founded Immajer's Screen Capture Archive!, containing a collection of screen captures from several episodes intended as a resource for other fans creating their own websites.

1999Edit

2000Edit

2001Edit

  • By this time, among other reasons, FanFiction.net made age discrimination almost impossible if you wanted to read new fan fiction.
  • By 2 February 2001, the JADFE adult fan fiction archive had been moved to http://www.lady-lacroix.com. (It had previously been at http://www.evil.org/jadfe//)
  • On 8 May 2001, Forever Knight Fan Fiction 2 (aka fkfanfic2.com) is created to replace the inactive fkfanfic.com as an ongoing archive for fan fiction.
  • War Eleven - 5 to 19 July
  • The 2001 Raven Awards were given out in the Forever Knight fan fiction community.

2002Edit

2003Edit

  • On 4 April 2003, the last new stories were uploaded to the JADFE adult archive.
  • The 2003 Raven Awards were given out in the Forever Knight fan fiction community.

2004Edit

2006Edit

  • Mel Moser revives fkfanfic.com, accepting new stories to the archive (to be uploaded by the authors), and begins a partial transfer of JADFE stories to the archive. However, fkfanfic.com never regains its old status in the fandom as an active main archive.
  • On 13 October the last new stories are recorded as being added to the Forever Knight Fan Fiction 2 archive.
  • On October 23, 2006, season three of Forever Knight was released on DVD. [3]

2007Edit

  • In December 2007, Kodia started the Forever Knight Wiki.

2009Edit

  • Summer/Fall: Collection of GeoCities Forever Knight websites for preservation.

2010Edit

2011Edit

  • In July, FK Fic Fest is held for the second time.
  • FK Comment Fic debuts with a "Dead Dog Party" for unused prompts from FK Fic Fest 2011.

2012Edit

  • From February to October, Greer Watson creates a set of faction icons, posted to her LiveJournal account.
  • In July/August, FK Fic Fest is held for the third time.
  • FK Comment Fic holds its second "Dead Dog Party" for unused prompts from FK Fic Fest 2012.

2013Edit

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