Posts by Eskici

OTW Signal, March 2024

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News Before OTW’s Open Doors began importing at-risk digital archives to AO3, they were already working to preserve physical fan creations. These were recently featured in an article about The University of Iowa’s Special Collections and its ties to fandom. A lot of students don’t know that the University of Iowa is a hub of fan fiction,” Balestrieri said. The Organization for Transformative Works, the… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Fanlore and Translation Volunteers

Do you have an interest in fandom history or in fannish culture and the different tropes, ships, communities and viewpoints that make up fandom? Are you interested in social media, community management or outreach? Would you like to moderate fannish social media accounts? Would you like to help keep the Fanlore Discord server a lively and welcoming place? Are you fluent in a language other than English? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Fanlore Discord Moderator Volunteer – closing 28 February 2024 at 23:59 UTC [or after 30 applications] Fanlore Outreach Analyst Volunteer – closing… Read more

What We’re Doing for #IFD2024

This February 15th will mark the 10th annual International Fanworks Day! In honour of IFD, the OTW will be hosting several events. Which ones will you take part in? 1. 10 Things About Fandom A couple of weeks ago, we sent out a call for essay contributions telling us about ten things that mean the most to you about fandom, or a highlight about the past ten years you’ve spent in fandom, or about ten funny, exciting or noteworthy moments that happened in your fandoms. If you haven’t written a post yet you can still share your experiences on social media with the tag #IFD2024!… Read more

November 2023 Newsletter, Volume 184

I. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS The new Board members are settling in nicely and have held the first public meeting of this term. They’ve begun answering non-live questions in their public Discord, and minutes for this meeting will be available soon on the OTW website. In addition, our organizational culture firm has completed its initial survey and is interviewing volunteers. Relatedly, Strategic Planning has been working with Volunteers & Recruiting on a guide to inclusive recruiting practices to share with committees as part of the Recruitment strategic goal. II. AT THE AO3 Open Doors completed imports of What Makes the Desert Beautiful, a CSI: Crime Scene… Read more

Result of the 2023 Board Election

The Elections Committee would like to thank all of our candidates for their hard work in this year’s election. We are now pleased to present the results of the 2023 Election. The following candidates (in alphabetical order) have been officially elected to serve full terms (3 years) on the Board of Directors: Anh Pham Kathryn Soderholm Qiao Chu As previously announced, Heather McGuire stepped down from her position on the Board prior to the 2023 election. Director Natalia Gruber also resigned, in July 2023. We are grateful for Heather and Natalia’s service and thank them for their work and dedication. To fill these vacant seats,… Read more