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This Week in Fandom, Volume 110

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things that are happening! Before we start – we have some spoilerific content this week so proceed with caution if you haven’t yet seen the Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory or, indeed, Eurovision finales…


So, let’s begin this week with an ending: yes, after eight seasons of swords, sex and sibling rivalry, Game of Thrones came to a conclusion with King Bran the Broken sitting on the Iron Throne. Inevitably, given the show’s huge audience, not everybody is happy with how things turned out. Commentators have criticized the final season for its uneven pacing, its treatment of female characters (TW for discussion of rape), and the number of plot threads left hanging; one fan-made petition to “remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers” has (at the time of writing) close to 1.5 million signatories. Read More

This Week in Fandom by Olivia Riley

This Week in Fandom, Volume 109

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, a shoutout to Game of Thrones fans. We see what’s happening with you, and we’ll talk about it next week after the finale, I promise.


For members of Worldcon 2019, the Hugo Award voting packet has been released. As you may remember, the Archive of Our Own was nominated for a Hugo Award in the category of Best Related Work. If you’re not a Worldcon 2019 member, you can still view the information the OTW submitted about AO3 here on the Archive itself. Happy reading!

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April 2019 Newsletter, Volume 134

I. THANK YOU!

Our April membership drive was a massive success! Nearly 10,000 donors from 86 countries showered the Organization for Transformative Works with donations, totalling over US$245,000 and leaping over the fundraising target! Thank you so much to everyone who donated, signal boosted, and cheered us on. Your support means the world to us.

Development and Membership led the drive, keeping track of donations and answering everybody’s questions. Special thanks go to Translation and Communications for getting the word out about the drive–in 28 languages!

If you want to know more about where those donations go (or what they grow), check out the OTW’s 2019 Budget that the Finance committee recently made public. Read More