It’s getting to be that time of year again: International Fanworks Day is right around the corner! We celebrate IFD on the 15th of February, which this year will fall on a Saturday. 2020 marks our sixth annual celebration, and we are very excited to keep the tradition alive! Read More
Watchmen Kinkmeme, a Watchmen 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 Watchmen Kinkmeme
- And what to do if you still have questions
Watchmen Kinkmeme is a fanfiction archive for the film/comic Watchmen hosted on LiveJournal. Beginning in 2008, the archive was initially for anonymous kink-based fiction, but has grown to include all genres of Watchmen fanfiction. While the original archive will not close, The Watchmen Kinkmeme is being imported to AO3 by the moderator, Sail, for its preservation and to organize the archive and lend better searchability.
Open Doors will be working with Sail to import Watchmen Kinkmeme into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. As part of preserving the archive in its entirety, all fanfiction currently in the Watchmen Kinkmeme will be hosted on the OTW’s servers, and embedded in their own AO3 work pages.
We will begin importing works from Watchmen Kinkmeme to the AO3 after January.
Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!
We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:
- Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 15 January 2020 at 23:59 UTC or until 85 submissions have been received
- Tag Wrangling Volunteer Chinese – closing 15 January 2020 at 23:59 UTC or until 30 submissions have been received
We have included more information on each 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 the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.
If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.