Posts by Eskici

2022 OTW Elections Candidates Announcement

Candidates Announcement The Organization for Transformative Works is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2022 Election (in alphabetical order by given name): Heather M Michelle S Natalia G Noémie B Tiffany G Candidates’ full legal names will not be publicly posted this year unless they are appointed or elected to the Board. E. Anna Szegedi is stepping down from her position on the Board for personal reasons, and so there will be 3 open seats in this year’s election, one of them a partial term of two years. The candidate who places third will be elected to this seat. We are grateful for… Read more

April 2022 Newsletter, Volume 167

An advisory note to readers: This newsletter reports on activity in April 2022, which was originally intended to be released in May 2022. Due to interruptions to our usual process as explained in the OTW Board’s post last month our posting schedule has been delayed. The OTW’s investigation is ongoing as the Board and Legal Committee continue working with all relevant authorities. I. APRIL DONATION DRIVE Development & Membership held a Donation Drive in April, and thanks to the overwhelming support of our users (and the excitement over the card decks), we far exceeded our donation goal, with a final total of US$275,724.51 donated by… Read more

OTW Signal, May 2022

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 OTW Legal Chair, Betsy Rosenblatt, took part in a town hall hosted by our partners at the Electronic Frontier Foundation back in April. Video of the event is available via our About Fandom Playlist. During the talk, Katharine Trendacosta talked about how the U.S. Copyright Office was moving to “industry specific” meetings from a plenary which the public could participate in by sending comments…. Read more

The Pony Fiction Archive is Moving to the AO3

Pony Fiction Archive, a My Little Pony 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 on the Pony Fiction Archive And what to do if you still have questions

Five Things Juliane Cassidy Said

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 Juliane Cassidy, who volunteers on our Strategic Planning Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I volunteer with the Strategic Planning Committee. We draft the strategic plan, a document of goals that will guide the OTW over a three year period. Working with committees throughout the organization, we select goals… Read more