The Outing of Dumbledore Kristin Thompson, author of ‘The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood’, writes: J. K. Rowling’s outing of Dumbledore is pretty OT for this site. Nevertheless, I’ve got a blog entry that tries to look past the controversy and examine her remarks on fanfiction and what they might mean for people in all fandoms, including Ringers, who write it and create fanart. Nothing definitive, but it seems like a little boost for the fair-use doctrine. The Outing of Dumbledore