Posts by Eskici

The OTW is Recruiting for Fanlore Policy & Admin Volunteers

Do you have an interest in preserving fannish history, wiki editing, or writing help documentation? The OTW is recruiting for Fanlore Policy & Admin volunteers! We have included more information on the 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 auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read… Read more

My Mongoose is Moving to the AO3

My Mongoose, a Sentinel fanfiction and fanart ezine collection 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 My Mongoose Ezines And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation In an effort to consolidate all My Mongoose Ezines, including all stories, art and miscellaneous, the creator and moderators decided to house the works at Archive of our Own. The purpose of the Open Doors Committee’s Online Archive Rescue Project is to assist moderators of archives to incorporate the fanworks from those archives… Read more

OTW Signal, January 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’s Legal Committee was consulted by Tech Crunch about a now-cancelled project involving Young Adult fiction back in October. The plan was for authors to post “12 initial origin stories about their fictional universe, to which they owned the copyright. Then fans would be tasked with writing their own stories, submitting them to the Realms of Ruin universe by minting them as NFTs on… Read more

HarryPotterFanfiction.com is Moving to the AO3

HarryPotterFanfiction.com, a Harry Potter 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 had work(s) on HarryPotterFanfiction.com And what to do if you still have questions

The OTW’s 2020 Annual Report is Now Available

We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2020 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2020. The year 2020 was a trying one across the globe, and as AO3 pageviews rose by an unprecedented amount, surpassing 7 million published works and 3 million registered users, the OTW worked hard to continue being there for fans amidst these horrific circumstances. You can also access reports from all earlier years at the Reports and Governing Documents page of the… Read more