Posts by Claudia Rebaza

Open Doors celebrates the completion of 101 archive imports since 2012!

Open Doors is pleased to announce the completion of 11 archive import projects in 2023, a total of over 10,000 works! We hope that you will find old and new favorites in the collections listed below. Open Doors has been importing at-risk archives of fanworks since 2012, starting with the Smallville Slash Archive. These latest projects bring our total number of archives imported to 101! The 100th archive imported was the LeBeau Library of the Gambit Guild forum. A Priest in Korea Completed: January 2023 Susan Leinbach created fanart and fanfiction in a number of fandoms, including M*A*S*H (as Iolanthe) and Star Trek. Unfortunately, Susan… Read more

Five Things with Tanya D. Zuk

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Tanya D. Zuk, who volunteers for Transformative Works & Cultures. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? As an Assistant Editor for Transformative Works & Cultures (TWC), I help to review incoming scholarship on fans and transformative works by connecting articles with peer reviewers, synthesizing feedback, and maintaining journal standards. But… Read more

Thanks for Participating in #IFD2024

International Fanworks Day is a celebration of so many things we love about fandom. Whether you contributed on AO3, Fanlore, social media, or Discord, we’re delighted that you’ve joined in for the 10th year of this special day. Be sure to check out everyone’s contributions in the International Fanworks Day 2024 tag on AO3 and using the tag #IFD2024 on social media. We have also had over 120 contributions to Feedback Fest on AO3 and at the OTW website, so stop by and add your own. Our OTW Tumblr mod has also been keeping up with many rec lists posted there. So far over 55,000… Read more

It’s International Fanworks Day 2024!

For anyone who’s missed our earlier posts, here’s a rundown on all the other International Fanwork Day events! The OTW’s chatroom games session is a 30-hour party that lasts from 21:00 UTC on 14 February until 03:00 UTC on 16 February. The times listed below are in UTC, but you can click the links to find out how that converts to your own timezone. The games will be hosted on our dedicated Discord server and moderated by OTW volunteers throughout the day. Every hour you will be able to participate in a different fandom-themed game! The timetable and game descriptions are given below; join us… Read more

Welcome to Feedback Fest 2024

Welcome to the International Fanworks Day Feedback Fest. Because it’s the 10th year of observance, we’re making that part of this activity! Here’s how it works: Leave a comment here recommending 10 fanworks, and say something about why you love these works and think others should check them out. You can also link to a recommendation post you’ve made elsewhere which is tagged with #FeedbackFest. Remember that fan communities, newsletters, archives, and other resources are fanworks too, so there are a lot of possibilities! For everyone checking out the rec’ed fanworks, don’t forget to leave comments, likes, kudos, or other feedback to those fan creators… Read more