Which fandoms produce good fanfic?
I have a question which I hope someone out there can answer. A friend has been reading the Dresden books and enjoyed the SciFi series. She wanted to know if I could point her to any good fanfic. Unfortunately, I didn't watch the show (and haven't much enjoyed the books) so I've no idea if there is much of a fan base out there. Anyone have any pointers?
She also raised another interesting question which has made me go all thinky. She wanted to know what sorts of source materials I thought tended to give rise to a lot of good fanfic. Of course, the big problem with that question is how does one define "good fanfic"? Really, the answer seems to be that, if you are finding a lot of fanfic that you want to read, and it proves satisfying once you read it, then that fandom has a lot of "good" fanfic.
So, putting aside the fact that many of us are going to have different ideas of what "good" is, I am still intrigued by the question itself. So I thought I'd put it to a vote. What factors does a canon text have that you think contribute to a substantial body of good fanfic?