Organization for Transformative Works Membership Drive, October 12-18, 2017

OTW: A Decade of Serving Fans

For ten years now, the Organization for Transformative Works’ many projects have been pursuing our stated mission: “serv[ing] the interests of fans by providing access to and preserving the history of fanworks and fan culture in its myriad forms. We believe that fanworks are transformative and that transformative works are legitimate.” Your support over the past decade has allowed us to do some amazing work for you. Help us to continue, expand and improve our services by donating to the OTW today!

Our very first project, Legal Advocacy, was launched in 2007. The Legal team has spent the ten years since then working tirelessly on behalf of fandom by answering fans’ legal questions, publishing informative posts, and adding the OTW’s voice to major legal cases affecting fandom. Read More

Support the OTW by Reading!

Choose Books, Buy Books, Support the OTW

The Organization for Transformative Works is celebrating its 10th anniversary because thousands of fans have supported it through donations over the years. And while direct donations are the most helpful form of support (which can be made at any time of the year) there are other ways to help. You can:

  • check with your workplace to see if they’ll do corporate matching of donations
  • if you use Amazon in the U.S. for purchases, sign up to Amazon Smile and select the OTW as your charity of choice.

(There are even automatic redirect apps you can install on Chrome or Firefox so you won’t have to remember to sign in to Smile).

But probably the most fun way is to purchase one or both books whose royalties support the OTW! Below, three of the OTW’s founding members — Kristina Busse, Karen Hellekson, and Francesca Coppa — from our Transformative Works & Cultures committee discuss the books they edited: The Fanfiction Reader: Folk Tales for the Digital Age and The Fan Fiction Studies Reader.
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Happy Ending

Different Tropes for Different Folks – OTW Membership Drive October 2015

Hello, fans,

It’s been an exciting few days for all of us! But all good things come to an end. And this ending is a happy one!

This is the final message of the October 2015 drive. We want to thank you for all your amazing support. Together we raised US$ 170,000! 7,770 donors generously gave to the OTW this week. Because of fans like you who donated and spread the word, the OTW can help keep fanworks and fandom culture thriving.

Your backing helps the OTW continue its mission to encourage and support the passion and activities of fans like yourself, and it’s because of you that this campaign has had a happy ending. Thank you so much.

Love,
The Organization for Transformative Works

P.S. Here’s a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store for you in the coming months:

Coming soon