Posts by Claudia Rebaza

OTW Guest Post: Fans & Fictions

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Fans & Fictions is a team of four: Océane [she/her], Maxine [she/her], Jonathan [he/him] and Clarisse [she/her]) in Information and Library Sciences. They created a Twitter account for one of their courses and decided to focus on fanfiction and writing activities. They don’t all have the same experience regarding fandom and fanfiction, which allows them to have several points of… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Suzannah Ferron

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Suzannah Ferron, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing via telehealth in Los Angeles and throughout California. Suzannah takes a collaborative, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach to her work with clients —- primarily adult daughters of abusive and highly critical parents, people in creative fields, as well as folks of the fannish kind —- frequently weaving in ideas and… Read more

TWC releases No. 37, “Fandom Histories”

Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 37, “Fandom Histories,” guest edited by Philipp Dominik Keidl and Abby S. Waysdorf. This issue “explores the role of fans in the making of histories and examines the practices and media fans use to tell stories about the past” and “contributes to the study of historical representations produced by fans and the complex dynamics and impact of these fan-made histories.” The editors highlight five key directions for fan studies’ engagement with history: (1) The impact fan histories have on fan communities. (2) The materials and evidence fans collect. (3) The production of media that presents itself as truthful,… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Gracie

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Gracie is an artist and photographer who uses her ability to hyperfocus to learn a wide array of obscure skills and esoteric knowledge to add to her larger body of work. In the last few years she’s been wholly obsessed with fandom, fanfiction, and exploring the techniques and challenges of turning fanworks into physical objects, which you can read more… Read more

International Fanworks Day Feedback Fest 2022

We’ve all built our own personal canons -– the fics, vids, art and other works that we love and go back to, time and time again. In January, we told you the theme of this year’s International Fanworks Day was Fandom Classics, and we asked you to start compiling the fanworks that you consider to be essential reading, viewing or listening. Now the time has come, and we’d love to see what you’ve come up with! This post is where you can share all the works you view as classics of your favorite fandoms. These could be works that have inspired fandoms of their own,… Read more