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OTW Guest Post: Annalise Ophelian
In the October OTW Guest Post, Dr Annalise Ophelian talks about women in fandom and her upcoming docu-series "Looking for Leia".
Cosplay  Guest-Post  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices 
october 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 94
This Week in Fandom: a new trailer for Captain Marvel; an exciting reveal for Fantastic Beasts; gatekeeping and young female fans; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Movies  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices 
september 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 92
This Week in Fandom: Highlights from Gamescom, concerns about the future of Star Trek 4, tropes from fanfiction that should get their own movies, and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Movies  Fan-conventions  Fanfiction  Gaming  Fannish-communities 
august 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 88
This Week in Fandom: Light shows at Harry Styles concerts; is Tumblr really that bad?; which superheroes are able to get drunk; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Fannish-communities  Music  Fanart  Tumblr 
july 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 87
LGBTQ representation at KCON; butch lesbians' own search for representation; a tribute to the merit of fanfiction; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Music  Fan-conventions  Fannish-communities  Fanfiction  Gender-and-Sexuality 
july 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 84
This week in Fandom: racism in the BTS ARMY; fans work to Save Wayward Sisters; Deadpool versus Han & Lando; and more.
This_Week_in_Fandom  Fannish-communities  Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality  Gender-and-Sexuality  Music  Movies  Television 
may 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 83
This Week in Fandom: A rollercoaster ride for Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans; what the heck is cockygate; the social advantages of fandom and volunteering; and more
This_Week_in_Fandom  Books  Music  Television  OTW-Sightings  Fannish-communities  Intellectual-Property 
may 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 79
This Week in Fandom: April Fool's jokes, Hugo Awards nominees, reaction to Ready Player One, and data about where fans gather
Academia  Books  Movies  Gender-and-Sexuality  Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Television  Tumblr 
april 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 75
This Week in Fandom: #28DaysOfBlackCosplay empowers black cosplayers; The Crimes of Grindelwald disappoints fans with "not explicitly" gay Dumbledore; women fanfiction writers subvert and reinvent Indian TV
shows; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Cosplay  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Gender-and-Sexuality  Movies  Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality  Television 
february 2018 by otw_news
It’s International Fanworks Day 2018
International Fanworks Day is finally here! Don't forget to join in the #IFD2018 fun by taking part in our short fanwork challenge, by reccing fanworks in #IFDShare or by joining us for discussion and games in our 29 hour chat room party!
Event  Fannish-communities 
february 2018 by otw_news
What Fanworks Mean to Me 2018
International Fanworks Day is next week! While you're waiting for February 15th, you can read fan submissions on #WhatFanworksMeantoMe and also take part in a conversation about fanworks in your daily life! https://goo.gl/L9Mcua
Event  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Fannish-Practices 
february 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 74
This Week in Fandom: Please Stand By and Star Trek fandom representation; more United States works to enter the public domain; Johnlock shippers around the world; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Gender-and-Sexuality  Intellectual-Property  Movies 
january 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 73
This Week in Fandom: Voltron fandom Lance Is Bi theory and queer media representation; controversial cartoons teach UK kids about intellectual property and piracy; first-fandom memories from the late '90s; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Anime-and-Manga  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Gender-and-Sexuality  Intellectual-Property  Television 
january 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 72
This Week in Fandom: AU text fic BTSoutcast goes viral on Twitter; fans criticize NBC’s Rise for straightwashing its main character; Counterfind bot continues to block Outlander fan pages on social media; the historical origins of shipping; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Entertainment-Industries  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Gender-and-Sexuality  Intellectual-Property  Music  Television 
january 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 71
This Week in Fandom: Restrictive content guidelines for Marvel's Create Your Own; USS Callister and fan culture; fans grieve the death of K-Pop star Jonghyun; Neil Gaiman on fanfiction filling in the gaps of canon; and more!
Books  Comics  Commercialization-of-Fans  Fandoms  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Intellectual-Property  Music 
january 2018 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 70
This Week in Fandom: Artificial intelligence generates a Harry Potter fanfic; what the Disney-Fox deal might mean for fandom; fanfiction, stigma, and female fans; and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Entertainment-Industries  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Gender-and-Sexuality  Movies 
december 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 64
This Week in Fandom: a call for papers from the Fan Studies Network, Malaysia blocks fanfiction.net, and The Szechuan Incident.
This_Week_in_Fandom  Fanfiction  Call-for-Papers  Conferences  Academia  Fannish-communities  Technology 
october 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 62
This Week in Fandom: The author of My Immortal and her story, the Not Now I'm Reading podcast talks fanfic and AO3, and more
This_Week_in_Fandom  Activism  Books  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Audio-Fanworks 
september 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 60
This Week in Fandom: Orphan Black and its Clone Club, legal issues with celebrity avatars in virtual reality, and more.
This_Week_in_Fandom  Television  Technology  Fannish-communities  Intellectual-Property 
august 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 57
This week in fandom: Hype for Dream Daddy, the psychological benefits of being a fan, and the bad & good of Fandom Fest
This_Week_in_Fandom  Television  Gender-and-Sexuality  Fan-conventions  Fannish-communities  Gaming 
august 2017 by otw_news
OTW Guest Post: UsedKarma
Fan artist/writer Usedkarma tells us about her fandom history, the Darcyland network, & what sets it apart
Fanart  Fandoms  Fannish-communities  Guest-Post 
july 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 55
This week in fandom: Many moments are being had, fan/producer interaction, and the neural network writes fanfiction.
Books  Movies  Comics  Television  Commercial-Works-Authors  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities 
july 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 51
This Week in Fandom: Callout culture, femslash as cult fandom, Yuri on Ice happenings, WhedonCon, and more!
This_Week_in_Fandom  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Commercialization-of-Fans  Fan-conventions  Fanfiction 
may 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 45
This Week in Fandom: Furries, female Time Lords, a new vidding zine, and fandom 101 for media creators.
This_Week_in_Fandom  Television  Zines  Gender-and-Sexuality  Fan-videos  Fannish-Practices  Fannish-communities 
march 2017 by otw_news
Transformative Works and Cultures releases No. 23
Transformative Works and Culture's issue 23 is out, and it's all about Sherlock Holmes fans & fandoms, from historical to present day. Share your favorite articles! https://goo.gl/bOEODC
Fannish-Histories  Fannish-communities  Books  Television  Journal-Committee  Transformative-Works-and-Cultures 
march 2017 by otw_news
Thanks for Participating in IFD 2017
International Fanworks Day has ended. But you can still enjoy the results, contribute to #IFDShare or #IFDFest, and find out what's next: https://goo.gl/OZJAxA
Event  Fandoms  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices 
february 2017 by otw_news
It's International Fanworks Day 2017
It's International Fanworks Day! Take part in #IFDShare, #IFDFest or drop into our chat room for games
Event  Fandoms  Fannish-communities 
february 2017 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 34
This Week in Fandom: 2016 year in review, Tumblr edition! Also, when fandom helps us cope during hard times
This_Week_in_Fandom  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories 
december 2016 by otw_news
OTW Guest Post: Nicole Saylor
Fanlore is preserved by the US Library of Congress' American Folklife Center. Their archive head tells us why
Guest-Post  Fanlore  Fannish-Histories  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices 
november 2016 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 26
This Week in Fandom: #ThreeFictionalCharacters, AfterEllen mourning, and solo fandom adventures.
This_Week_in_Fandom  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Gender-and-Sexuality 
september 2016 by otw_news
This Week in Fandom, Volume 15
This Week in Fandom: VidCon 2016 & the importance of community, Fan Studies Network 2016 conference, Transformative Works and Cultures call for papers, and fiery cosplay
This_Week_in_Fandom  Technology  Fan-conventions  Fannish-communities  Academia  Call-for-Papers 
june 2016 by otw_news
OTW Guest Post: Julia Prescott
Today's guest writer Julia Prescott talks Simpsons, podcasts, VHS mixtapes, trivia shows & plans for field trips
Audio-Fanworks  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Television  Guest-Post 
march 2016 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Mashing up Platforms
Do you want one ring to rule all of fandom? Wikia is planning for it but Hamilton shows us it's wishful thinking.
Entertainment-Industries  Fan-Conventions  Fandoms  Fannish-Communities  Fannish-Histories  Fannish-Practices  OTW_Fannews  Technology 
february 2016 by otw_news
Thanks for Participating in IFD!
International Fanworks Day has ended but OTW’s Legal team will be answering your questions about fanworks & the law
Event  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Fannish-Histories 
february 2016 by otw_news
Welcome to Feedback Fest 2016!
International Fanworks Day is almost here & Feedback Fest kicks off now! Share your favorite fanworks! http://bit.ly/20LEh0B
Event  Fannish-Practices  Fannish-communities  from notes
february 2016 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Celebrations in Focus
2015’s fandom developments could range from the very personal to very mainstream, as well as the local to worldwide.
Movies  Fannish-Practices  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  OTW_Fannews 
january 2016 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Fandom Awakens & Stretches
Star Wars fandom has been all over the media & these days the discussions are getting more thoughtful
Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality  Movies  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Fannish-Histories  OTW_Fannews 
january 2016 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Fandom Force
Star Wars fans have been front & center in the media for the past month, but some of the coverage has been limiting
OTW_Fannews  Movies  Fannish-communities  Fan-art 
january 2016 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Self-Defining
Fans have been used to outside attempts to portray them, but more places are asking them to self-define.
Television  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Fanfiction  OTW_Fannews 
january 2016 by otw_news
Events Calendar for January | Organization for Transformative Works
Happy New Year, Fandom! Check out this month's Events Calendar Roundup from the OTW, and be sure to submit your own fannish events
Event  Books  Television  Fan-conventions  Fannish-communities 
january 2016 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Museums of Faith
Fandom & fanworks cross over into other cultural spaces all the time. People are starting to take notice
Academia  Fan-conventions  Fannish-communities 
december 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: From Philes to Fire
There have been big waves in the fandom ocean over the years. It's important to remember our history and how we got where we are.
OTW_Fannews  Studies  Fannish-Histories  Fannish-communities  LiveJournal 
november 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: For Reals
Fandom canons are the touchstones of our cultures, and various institutions are on board with their -- and fans' -- importance.
OTW_Fannews  News-Media  Fannish-Practices  Fannish-Histories  Fannish-communities 
november 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Generation Pride
Generation Boomer, X, Y? Meet Generation Pride, where being a fangirl's nothing to apologize for & deserves credit.
OTW_Fannews  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Fanfiction  Gender-and-Sexuality 
october 2015 by otw_news
Events Calendar for October 2015
A researcher needs fans to tell her about their TV viewing, Clint Barton gets his own big bang, several CFPs are open, and it’s finally, FINALLY, Back to the Future Day (for real!).
All of this and more are happening in October!
Call-for-Papers  Studies  Comics  Movies  Fannish-Practices  Fan-conventions  Fan-art  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities 
october 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Seeing True
Where do you see the media getting it right or wrong about fandom? Things may be improving, but we’re not there yet.
OTW_Fannews  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Fannish-Practices  Fanfiction 
september 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Getting Canon
OTW's partner the University of Iowa received a huge sci-fi donation. Do you have questions about your collection?
OTW_Fannews  Anime-and-Manga  Books  Television  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Open-Doors-Committee  Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality 
july 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Paying Court
Fandom documentaries are piling up. And, who has naming rights for fan groups?
fanart  music  gaming  Entertainment-Industries  Fandoms  OTW-Sightings  Fannish-communities  OTW_Fannews 
july 2015 by otw_news
Get Ready for June Bloom!
Ever wanted to get some pages started on Fanlore for content that's missing? The June Bloom event is for you!
Fanlore  Wiki-Committee  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Fandoms  Announcement 
june 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Skewing the Process
Are outsiders using fan wars for political gain? Plus: studying fanfic, skewing charts, and changing spoiler habits.
Music  Television  Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality  Fanfiction  Education-and-Curriculum  Fannish-Practices  Fannish-communities 
april 2015 by otw_news
April Showers!
#OTWAprilShowers kicks off tomorrow on Fanlore and AO3! Revisit #fandom history, upload old works, create new content, and rec your all-time favorites!
Fanlore  Fannish-Histories  Fandoms  Fanfiction  Communications-Committee  Wiki-Committee  Announcement  Fannish-communities 
march 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Fannish Legacies
>Many centerpieces of fandom are going but will not be forgotten, by either fans or our cultures
Books  Comics  Fandoms  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Movies  Television  OTW_Fannews 
march 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Sharing Fandom
Yes, fandom is international & that means sharing with everyone & finding ways to overcome confusion.
Entertainment-Industries  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  OTW-Sightings  Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality  Television  OTW_Fannews 
march 2015 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Being In the Know
What did fanfic teach you & when did you start writing? How did your fandom community factor into it?
Books  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  OTW-Sightings 
february 2015 by otw_news
International Fanworks Day is Here!
International Fanworks Day is here! Remember to post today with #IFDrabble & add your recs to Feedback Fest here: http://bit.ly/1KXf8mw

We’ll be looking to signal boost contributions we see over the next 36 hours!
Fandoms  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  Event  Communications-Committee  OTW-Sightings 
february 2015 by otw_news
Events Calendar for December 2014
Banging, reverse banging, and plain old face-to-face, TWC is only one place that wants you in December.
Call-for-Papers  Audio-Fanworks  Fan-conventions  Fanfiction  Fan-films  Tumblr  Fannish-communities  Event 
december 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Speaking Out for Fandom | Organization for Transformative Works
Fanworks shouldn't be a shaming matter & not only do more people know that, but they're speaking out about it too
Activism  Entertainment-Industries  Fan-art  Fandoms  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Television  News-of-Note 
november 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Fandom is Sharing
Sharing fandom happens at cons, in book groups, through corporate voices, and can even lead to marriage
OTW_Fannews  Fannish-communities  Television  Books  Commercialization-of-Fans  Fan-conventions 
november 2014 by otw_news
Boys in Chains moves in with the AO3!
Open Doors will be importing the Boys in Chains archive to #AO3-if you contributed fanworks to it, here's info you'll need
Fanfiction  Open-Doors-Committee  Fannish-communities  Announcement 
october 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Putting Out the Welcome Mat
Even while adding new audiences, fandom still struggles with gender and race issues and inequality.
OTW_Fannews  Comics  Fannish-communities  Gender-and-Sexuality  Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality 
september 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Finding the Spark
Finding your people and fostering creativity: Fans have many reasons to celebrate fandom.
Books  Fan-conventions  Fandoms  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  OTW-Sightings  OTW_Fannews 
september 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Getting Along
Now that fandom is breaking through all over, there are more calls for fans to just get along.
OTW_Fannews  Comics  Books  Television  Gender-and-Sexuality  News-Media  Fannish-communities 
august 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Enduring Effects
Fanfic can change lives, fannishness can change skin, and some fandoms may live forever.
OTW_Fannews  Gender-and-Sexuality  Fandoms  Fannish-communities  Books 
august 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Perspectives on fandom | Organization for Transformative Works
Fans have made fanfilms a draw, have changed TV reviewing, & now will be getting their own awards
OTW_Fannews  Fannish-communities  Commercialization-of-Fans  Books  Movies  Fan-films 
july 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Remembering the past
Are the fan communities of old really all gone? Some would say things haven't changed quite enough
OTW_Fannews  Fannish-Histories  Fannish-communities  Music  Intellectual-Property  Fanfiction  Roleplaying  Technology 
july 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: When fandoms hit the big time
Fandoms & fanworks aren’t in the shadows - they’re on bookshelves, in documentaries & in the streets.
Books  Music  Sports  Fanfiction  Fan-films  Fannish-communities  OTW_Fannews 
july 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Uncomfortable Topics
Fandom can't avoid uncomfortable topics but instead is part of the dialogue and process
Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Fan-conventions  Gender-and-Sexuality  OTW_Fannews 
june 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Fans running the culture
Does it help to be a fan if you're job hunting or preparing for a career? Are fans a factor in their cultures?
Race-Ethnicity-and-Nationality  Television  Fanfiction  Fan-conventions  Fannish-communities  OTW_Fannews 
may 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Fandom and food
Fandom can make meals & treats something special - here are some examples
Movies  Television  OTW_Fannews  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices 
may 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Tech and legal developments
Do you still visit or have your own fan site? What do you know about the Terms of Service of the sites you do use?
Intellectual-Property  Fannish-communities  OTW_Fannews  OTW-Sightings  Technology 
may 2014 by otw_news
OTW Fannews: Fandom love & hate
Fandom spreads a lot of love but there can be conflict too -- with both creators & other fans
Fannish-communities  Fannish-Practices  OTW_Fannews 
may 2014 by otw_news
Events Calendar for May 2014
Want a comic book? How about a rare M/M fic or a chance to learn new games? Maybe watch some vids? Try this out
Conferences  Fan-conventions  Comics  Gaming  Gender-and-Sexuality  Books  Television  Fanfiction  Fannish-communities  Fannish-Histories  Fan-videos 
may 2014 by otw_news
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