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This Week in Fandom, Volume 66

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you seen the sneak peek of the 13th Doctor’s look? What do you think? Too colourful? Not colourful enough? Let us know in the comments!


Those of you who are sports fans may have noticed the reappearance of the FanSided Fandom 250 this year. Those of you with fandom-related Google Alerts set up may also have noticed it. So what the heck is it? According to this preview article, this is what’s going on: (more…)

Five Things and OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things Raquel E. Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Raquel E. who volunteers as a translator.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

I’m a beta reader and translator for the OTW European Portuguese team. The Translation Committee focuses on making content accessible to non-English speaking fans; that’s our main goal and includes working on news posts and notices. We also collaborate on work that committees do, such as with AO3 Abuse, Tag Wrangling and Support. We’re a multitasking bunch. I also volunteer for the Support roster and evaluate samples from people who apply to volunteer with the European Portuguese team.

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Newsletter for the OTW

October 2017 Newsletter, Volume 118

I. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE SUCCESS!

The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) recently held its October 2017 membership drive, run by the Development & Membership committee with help from Communications, Translation, Webs, and more. During this drive, we beat our goal of US$115,000, raising over US$137,000 from over 5,500 individual donations representing more than 70 countries. To break that down a little more: 2,733 donations were from first-time donors, 1,243 new members are eligible to vote in next year’s OTW Board election, and we will be shipping out 110 thank-you gifts in the next month!

Thank you to everyone who donated and signal boosted. Your support means so much to us. And if you missed the drive, don’t worry, we accept donations at any time, and thank you gifts are always available. (more…)