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This Week in Fandom, Volume 77

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, The Shape of Water just won four categories at the Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture—the first sci-fi/fantasy film to do so since 2004. Tell us your reaction in the comments!


The Anchorage Museum in Alaska is currently running a fandom-themed exhibit. “The Art of Fandom,” according to a press release by the museum, “explores the things people like in our mass and global culture through collectables, contemporary art and design, fan art, and fandom sub-culture.” The release goes on to list examples of the wide range of fandoms included, which range from book and TV fandoms to comics, anime and manga, bandom, furry fandom, and real person fiction. (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 76

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, Black Panther is setting records as the second-fastest grossing movie of all time (so far). Tell us what you thought of it in the comments!


You may be familiar with Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva from her silver-medal performance at the 2018 Winter Olympics. However, a new article by Den of Geek highlights Medvedeva’s appearance at a past Tokyo event in which she cosplayed as Sailor Moon. In this routine, “Medvedeva reenacted much of the anime’s first episode, complete with props of a cat and transformation from student to superhero. She even visibly sings along to some of the Japanese lyrics from the show’s original opening credits.” (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 75

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, Joss Whedon’s Firefly is being continued as a series of novels. Tell us if you’re excited for it in the comments!


Happy #28DaysOfBlackCosplay! As Syfy Wire summarizes, #28DaysOfBlackCosplay takes place throughout February alongside Black History Month, and it is meant to bring positive visibility to black cosplayers and draw attention not just to black history but also to black fans’ present-day accomplishments. Cosplayer Chaka Cumberbatch-Tinsley began the month-long movement in 2015, and it’s taken place annually across social media and fannish communities ever since. (more…)