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This Week in Fandom, Volume 102

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you know that International Fanworks Day is coming soon? We’ve got lots of things planned, so mark your calendars so you don’t forget to join in the fun!


There’s a new fandom documentary in the making, this time focusing on the fandom of the TV show Wynonna Earp. The documentary, titled “#Fandom: The Power of Positivity and Kindness,” recently premiered its teaser trailer. Nerd and Beyond interviewed the creators of the documentary to find out more. When asked what inspired the project, they answered “The ‘Earpers’ are like no other fandom we have been in before. They have presented inclusivity, positivity, kindness, support, and even make a difference throughout their communities.”

The documentary is scheduled to be filmed this year. You can follow the creators on Twitter @Fandom_Doc for more information. (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 96

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you see some of the awesome Halloween cosplay people did this year? Did you have an awesome cosplay for the occasion? Link us photos in the comments!


The big story this week is the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about musician Freddie Mercury and the band Queen. The movie has had mixed reception, with a strong divide between the opinions of critics and audiences. Indeed, the Rotten Tomatoes score for it currently has a 60% rating from critics and 94% from audiences. The divide appears to be based around whether the movie is assessed for its portrayal of Mercury’s life or for its entertainment value. (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 88

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, the Star Wars “toxic fandom” discusion is still ongoing, and according to ScreenRant, James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy, thinks that toxic Star Wars fans should go to therapy. So we’re gonna leave that topic alone for a while and see how things go.


Instead, let’s talk about Tumblr. Kotaku published an article recently that was titled In 2018, Tumblr is a Joyless Black Hole. The article traces the history of Tumblr, saying that it was initially a welcome alternative to the limitations and social hierarchy of Livejournal. (more…)