Posts by Claudia Rebaza
Thanks to everyone who participated in the festivities for the OTW’s 15th anniversary! We’re so inspired by your creativity and enthusiasm. We’d also like to recognize that the Archive of Our Own reached five million registered users on September 15th, which is a wonderful milestone to occur during a month celebrating the fan-made achievement that is the OTW.
Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 38, which is a general (unthemed) issue. Topics in this issue include non-Western fandom including K-pop fans in Vietnam, Chinese rollercoaster fandom and more; they also include essays on erotic imaginary in femslash and nonbinary identities in fan fiction; and finally, essays tease out the nuances in the transformative/affirmative imaginary via Taylor Swift fandom, anime fans, and a special section on conventions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Each issue includes articles representing theory, fannish meta, and book reviews, such as the following: “Pic sets, fan cognition, and fannish networks of meaning” “What did they smell like?: Fans creating intimacy… Read more
This month the Organization for Transformative Works turns 15! As part of the celebrations, we’re publishing a special 5 Things post with one of our founders, Francesca Coppa. In this post, you can read Francesca’s memories about the early days of the OTW, and the challenges that the organization has faced since then. We’re also hosting a trivia contest (available only in English) and a fanworks challenge. If you’d like to know more, please visit the English version of the OTW’s anniversary post. Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization…. Read more
By Your Command, a Battlestar Galactica (1978) fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post: A bit of background explanation What this means for creators who have work(s) on By Your Command And what to do if you still have questions
Would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: News translator – closing 14 September 2022 at 23:59 UTC We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available. All applications generate a confirmation page and an… Read more