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This Week in Fandom, Volume 94

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you seen the new trailer for the upcoming Captain Marvel movie? What do you think?


Speaking of trailers, there’s another one that’s got people talking today. The final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was just released, and it contains a surprising reveal. Warning for spoilers in this section! (more…)

This Week in Fandom by Olivia Riley

This Week in Fandom, Volume 93

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have something adorable: actor Dave Bautista reading kids’ bad jokes. You’re welcome. (Warning for autoplay video at link.)


The Mary Sue this week is an article that I had summarized in my notes as “So You’re in Rarepair Hell.” It’s a commiseration piece for those fans who find themselves with an OTP that is eclipsed by the fandom juggernaut ship. “Everything else is about that one other ship, which might be fine but the obsession everyone else has with it is setting your teeth on edge. Congratulations, you’re in the Unpopular Opinion corner.” (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 91

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you liked the OTW’s Facebook page? If you enjoy the stories in TWIF, you’ll enjoy and sometimes recognize the stories we share on Facebook, too!


Two such stories are a recent article from The Guardian and an article from The Straits Times, both of which include interviews with Naomi Novik, a novelist and one of the OTW’s founders. Novik, who just published Spinning Silver, her latest novel, spoke at length in the interviews about her love for fanfiction. (more…)