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This Week in Fandom, Volume 111

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you seen the new Good Omens TV show that debuted this week? What do you think? Are you one of the people helping to make Ineffable Husbands the top ship on Tumblr? Let us know in the comments!


After the controversial Game of Thrones finale we talked about last time, some fans have decided to do some good in the name of the fandom. Harper’s Bazaar has reported that fans have raised over US$105,000 for SameYou, a charity started by actress Emilia Clarke to help people recovering from brain injury and stroke. The fundraiser was initially posted to r/FreeFolk, the same subreddit where the petition to remake season 8 of Game of Thrones was posted.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 66

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you seen the sneak peek of the 13th Doctor’s look? What do you think? Too colourful? Not colourful enough? Let us know in the comments!


Those of you who are sports fans may have noticed the reappearance of the FanSided Fandom 250 this year. Those of you with fandom-related Google Alerts set up may also have noticed it. So what the heck is it? According to this preview article, this is what’s going on: Read More

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 56

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, are you going to San Diego Comic-Con? If so, have you RSVP’d to the OTW get-together on July 20th? We hope to see you there!


The big story in fandom right now is the casting announcement for the 13th Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who. The news that Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman to play the role has been met with a lot of emotion from fans. There’s been no shortage of haters, unfortunately, but the rebuttal to them has been swift and satisfying:

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