Thrilling announcement! And other thrilling announcement!

TWO THRILLING ANNOUNCEMENTS. Oh wait! Three! THREE THRILLING ANNOUNCEMENTS.

These are so exciting that we aren’t sure which to put first. Do us a favor, and if you’re reading this, please count off. Those of you with even numbers, continue reading down the page; those of you with odd numbers, please go down and read the bullet points in reverse order. Ready? Okay, go!

  • We have an anonymous matching grant donor! The OTW Development & Membership team has been contacted by a very generous OTW member who would like to support us during the drive for maximum excitement, and who wants to encourage others to support us in the process. They have promised us a donation of US$2,000 if we can get a matching amount from other donors. That means you can double the impact of your donation!
  • We’re pretty excited about our upcoming election, and we want to be sure that everyone who wants to join in time to get voting rights manages it! In order to qualify as a voter, you must make a donation by the end of the day on 24 October. And here’s where it gets complicated. The OTW runs on coordinated universal time (UTC). The end of the day on 24 October, midnight UTC is still the afternoon in a lot of places. And that sounds like a recipe for confusion. So we want to make sure that people in ALL the time zones get a chance to join without the need to consult a chart and make a bunch of conversions. We will be keeping things open so you can squeak through, right to the end of the drive! When the drive closes, so does voter registration! Get your donation in early if you can, though. Then you can relax, secure in the knowledge that you are a member. \o/
  • You know what we love? Other than fandom, that is? Well, we love our premiums. And we love recurring donations! And we thought…well. Two great tastes that may very well taste great together! After all, we know it can be hard to pull together a lump sum, and then what happens if you can’t? Well, you draw OTW logos on the backs of your hands with a sharpie and drink coffee out of your cupped palms and try to pretend that you have a retro diner mug. Or so we hear. You can still do that if you like, but now if you want to have your recurring donation count toward a premium, please reply to your initial recurring donation receipt — the one that comes from the OTW Development & Membership committee — and tell us which premium you want to donate toward. We will tag your donation record, and when you hit the target premium amount, we will contact you to confirm your address and hey! Premium! This involves some delayed gratification, and only applies to payments made from this point forward. But we think the wait will be worth it. (Questions? Contact us!)

Thank you for tuning in for this important announcement, and please donate now!