OTW at LonCon and Dragon Con!

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At this year’s LonCon, the 2014 host of WorldCon, the OTW will be hosting a table at LonCon’s Transformative Works tent. The tent will be located in the “Fan Village,” which should be clearly marked on the LonCon programming map. If you’re planning on attending, you’ll be able to stop by all weekend to pick up org-related info and goodies and chat with staff.

Additionally, we have volunteers scheduled to staff the location between 1:00-2:30 on Friday and 2:00 – 3:00 on Saturday, so if you stop by then, you’ll be guaranteed to speak to an OTW representative. 🙂

Several OTW staff members will also be presenting panels and talks at the convention. Notably, Karen Hellekson, the Chair of the Journal committee, will be a keynote speaker at the con.

LonCon OTW schedule:

Friday, August 15:
* 1:00 – 2:30 pm: OTW representatives will be staffing our space in the Transformative Works tent in the Fan Village
* 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Karen Hellekson will be a panelist on “Lifecycles of Fans and Fandom.”

Saturday, August 16:
* 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: OTW board member Eylul Dogruel will be participating in a panel on “Fan Activism.”
* 2:00 – 3:00 pm: OTW representatives will be staffing our space in the Transformative Works tent in the Fan Village

Sunday, August 17:

* 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Karen Hellekson will be participating on a panel about authors supporting fanfiction, with authors including Seanan McGuire and Patrick Rothfuss, entitled “Fan Activism.”
* 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: OTW board member Andrea Horbinski will be moderating a panel on “Representation, Whitewashing, and Internationalism in Fandom,” featuring fellow OTW board member Eylul Dogruel.

Monday, August 18:

* 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Karen Hellekson will deliver a keynote talk on “Affirmational and Transformational Doctor Who Fan Videos.”

If you’re attending LonCon, please consider coming out and supporting our OTW panelists, or just drop by our tent and say hi!

If you know of other OTW members who will be participating in panels at LonCon this weekend, please contact us to let us know. Thanks!


OTW at Dragon Con

Dragon Con is fast approaching, and the OTW is looking for members, volunteers, staffers and friends in our community who are interested in hosting OTW-related events, participating in potential projects, or just having an informal get-together.

If you’re attending DC and you’re interested, please contact us and let us know what your plans are!

Thanks!