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This Week in Fandom, Volume 71

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you watch the 2017 Doctor Who Christmas special during TWIF’s holiday hiatus? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments!


Marvel recently announced Create Your Own, an upcoming website where fans will be able to create their own comic strips that feature Marvel characters. However, there’s a catch (or ten): as The Verge hilariously recounts, not only will Marvel own the rights to all comics produced on the Create Your Own platform and forbid creators from sharing their comics anywhere but on the website itself, but “[a]ccording to the lengthy terms, you can write stories about whatever you want, except for just about any dramatic situation you could possibly imagine.” (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 69

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, Star Wars!! Who else is excited? Alix Ayoub, the OTW volunteer who made this week’s banner, is definitely excited. Tell us your plans for seeing The Last Jedi in the comments.


Many fans are upset about a statement issued by J.K. Rowling on the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series. The statement is in support of Depp’s participation in the series despite being accused of abuse by his then-wife Amber Heard. (more…)

This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom, Volume 68

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start: Vanity Fair‘s Infinity War photo shoot and article. Tag yourself, I’m Hawkeye.


There’s been an interesting happening the mashup music fandom recently. According to a TorrentFreak article, the Canada-based website Sowndhaus had its domain delisted by its registrar following a DMCA-based complaint of copyright infringement made by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). (more…)