Posts by Kirsten Wright
The Elections Committee would like to thank all of our candidates for their hard work in this year’s election. With that, we are pleased to present the results of the 2022 Election. The following candidates (in alphabetical order) have been officially elected to the Board of Directors: Heather McGuire Natalia Gruber As previously advised, the Board of Directors is sorry to announce that director E. Anna Szegedi, elected in 2021, stepped down from her position on the Board prior to the 2022 election. We are grateful for E. Anna Szegedi’s service and thank her for her work and dedication. To fill the vacant seat, the… Read more
The OTW is thrilled to announce that AO3 has reached seven million fanworks! That averages out to around 1700 fanworks a day since AO3 first went online on November 14, 2009. AO3 hit its first million fanworks only seven years ago, on February 15, 2014, and since then it’s grown exponentially, hitting three million fanworks on April 28, 2017, and five million fanworks on July 20, 2019. AO3 also recently hit three million registered users on November 26, 2020. We could not be more grateful for all the users and creators who make this possible. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful fanworks with… Read more
Today is International Volunteer Day, and we want to thank all the wonderful volunteers that keep the Organization for Transformative Works running. The OTW currently has 894 volunteers, working in 18 committees – and so many of these volunteers have more than one role in the organization! Furthermore, some of our volunteers have worked for the OTW for quite a while! There are 6 volunteers who have been around since the very start, and 37 volunteers who have been around for ten years or more. We cannot thank you enough for your years of service.
Welcome back to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s Tuesday recap of things you may have missed lately! The Atlantic published an article exploring the problematic nature of “true canon” in transmedia fandom. The article focused exclusively on curative fandom, without so much as mentioning transformative fandom and its practices.