The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.
Academia, Fan Videos, Fanfiction, Fanfilms, Movies, News of Note
- ComicBook.com recommended that readers check out the Five Best Fan-Made Superhero Series & Short Movies. "In case you didn’t notice, Comicbook.com is really into covering fan-made films and web-series. YouTube and increasingly-intuitive technology has made it easier than ever for passionate fans to share their own tales about superheroes, video game characters, or whatever fictional realm that’s captured their imaginations. It’s fan-fiction for the 21st century, and never has it been more abundant and impressive. This year marked a rather significant turning point in fan-made films with Nightwing, a YouTube series that scored almost $35,000 in Kickstarter funding for production costs. What resulted was one of the most highly-produced fan series to hit the Internet so far."
Books, Fanfiction, Open Doors, Open Doors Committee, Announcement
The Henneth Annûn Story Archive (HASA), an archive dedicated to well-written, imaginative, and engaging J.R.R. Tolkien fan fiction, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). To preserve HASA's stories, Julie Watkins and the HASA Transition Team will be working with Open Doors to import the archive into a separate, searchable AO3 collection with its own identity. We will begin importing works from HASA to the AO3 collection in February 2015.
Books, Commercial Works Authors, Fanfiction, Event
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As part of the celebration of International Fanworks Day on February 15, we're delighted to announce that the OTW will be hosting a live chat with four authors who have written both fanfiction and published works.
February 8, 2015: Live chat with authors on "Why Fanworks Should Be Celebrated" from 17:00-19:00 UTC (What time is that in my timezone?)