This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom, Volume 55

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start… There are too many things to add here. Fandom is having a moment. Actually, several fandoms are having several moments. In no particular order, here are some of the highlights (and sad stories) that may have recently bombarded your social media feeds:

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 52

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you hear that “stan” has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary? As both a noun and a verb!


The big story of the week is the Wonder Woman movie and its success. It has a 93% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, it grossed US$103 million in the US on its opening weekend, plus US$125 million in other countries, which is a box office record for a female-directed film. I’m not even going to touch on what mainstream news outlets have to say about the movie, because the fans have it all covered.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 48

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, a huge shoutout to everyone who helped out with our recent membership drive, as well as everyone who helped AO3 reach 3 million fanworks. We’ve been loving your #myAO3 contributions about what the Archive means to you.


Captain America is once again front and centre this week with the release of the comic Secret Empire #0. Marvel has been making headlines recently due to controversy. In March, Marvel VP of Sales David Gabriel made comments–and later backpedalled on them–about how readers didn’t want diversity, and it was contributing to declining sales. The backlash against that included analyses like CBR‘s, which attributed the low numbers to market saturation and failing to deliver on promises of exciting new content. But with Secret Empire, Marvel’s attempt to tell a brand new story with a fan-favourite character seems to only be hurting them more.

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