A Meet-Up of Our Own

The OTW is excited to announce A Meet-Up of Our Own, an in-person gathering being held during San Diego Comic-Con.

Ten years ago, fans from around the world came together to create the Organization for Transformative Works and start to build An Archive of Our Own – a permanent home for all our creativity! Whatever your fandom, join OTW personnel, supporters, AO3 users, and others to swap stories/recs/links, flail and squee about your fandom, and celebrate being a fan over drinks (cash bar) and nibblies (courtesy of the OTW and the Re:Create Coalition).

The meet-up will run from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (and maybe a bit later) on Thursday, July 20th, at Analog Bar in San Diego’s Gaslamp district. Please RSVP as space is limited.

Thanks to the Superwiki, Baker Street Babes, Mugglenet and the re:Create Copyright Coalition for their support of our celebration!

OTW election news: make your voice heard

OTW Elections 2017: It’s Almost Time

Being a member of the Organization for Transformative Works means being able to vote for your Board. This helps affect how the OTW, and projects such as the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, and Transformative Works and Cultures, are run now and going forward. This year, our Board elections are from August 11th–14th, and to be eligible to vote, you need to be a member of the Organization for Transformative Works by June 30, 2017.

In order to become a member and be eligible to vote in this year’s election, you have to have made a donation of US$10 or more and chosen the “membership” option. If you’re unsure whether this applies to your donation, please contact our Development & Membership team.

Please don’t miss your chance to vote in this election; become a member today!

OTW election news: make your voice heard

2017 OTW Elections Candidates Announcement

Candidates Announcement

The Organization for Transformative Works is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2017 Election (in alphabetical order by given name):

  • Claire P. Baker
  • Danielle Strong
  • Erica Dulin
  • Gimena Calixto
  • Jessie Camboulives
  • Milena Popova

Because we have 3 seats to be filled and 6 candidates, the 2017 election will be contested – that is, the members of OTW will vote on which candidates fill the seats.

The Elections Committee is excited to introduce the candidates to all of the members of the OTW! Included in this post are links to short Bios and Platforms written by the candidates. This post also marks the beginning of our Q&A period, during which we invite the public to submit questions for the candidates. Additionally, we will be holding a series of live chats – dates and times for those are to be announced based on candidate availability. Information on the voting period and how to vote will also be posted shortly.

In the meantime, there is a timeline of Elections events available here for your reference. Read on to learn more about our candidates and how you can submit questions for them!