Fandom Though The Death Gate Cycle was widely read and translated into over a dozen languages, the online fandom remains small with little fan fiction output. There are no archives dedicated to the series, leaving fics scattered across personal sites, series sites, and FanFiction.Net. Fanart is the more common form of fanwork produced in this fandom, and it can be found on archives such as Elfwood and DeviantArt.The content on this page was originally produced by me for the Fan History article about the series. Timeline:
In January 1995, an alt.fan.dragonlance user reviewed the Death Gate game [view thread].
Around April 1995, Dee's Death Gate Cycle Tribute site opened. Though it has changed addresses and has not been updated in a decade, it remains the longest-running fansite dedicated to The Death Gate Cycle. Webmaster Dee Schlatter received permission and assistance from Margaret Weis and the video game team for the materials used, unusual for a fan site of any fandom.
In June 1995, production began on a MUD based on The Death Gate Cycle. It opened publicly in June 1996 under the name "The Vortex."
In October 1995, rec.arts.sf.written users discussed themes in The Death Gate Cycle [view thread].
In December 1995, Bantam Spectra published the paperback edition of The Seventh Gate.
On December 29, 1995, Frank West released a text adventure called "The Deadly Labyrinth" inspired by The Death Gate Cycle. It can be found at this archive.
In 2001, JacquesLink created the website Death Gate Cycle: The Morrowind Connection, a combination fansite and project to produce a modded version of the then-upcoming Morrowind game [Archive.org backup]. The site eventually relocated to DeathGateCycle.com and was renamed to The Death Gate Cycle Online. Its forums were popular with fans of the series and interested volunteers. The game project never got off the ground and the website stopped updating in 2003. The site went offline sometime in late 2006 and has not returned [Archive.org backup]