We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2019 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 2019. 2019 was a remarkable year for the OTW with a variety of achievements, including Fanlore passing a 50,000 page milestone, and the Archive of Our Own receiving a Hugo Award.
I. STUB SEPTEMBER
Fanlore has been hard at work preparing for their next event, Stub September, which is focused on expanding and creating “stub” pages (short pages with lots of room for new content to be added). For more details about the challenge, visit Fanlore’s help page for the event, which is ongoing now!
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
In fannish history news, StarTrek.com released an interview with prominent Star Trek fans Jacqueline Lichtenberg and Jean Lorrah. The interview covers both fans’ experiences as fanzine contributors and convention-goers during a pre-Internet time when learning about and connecting with fellow fans was more difficult. When asked how Star Trek Lives!, co-written by Lichtenberg, influenced modern fandom, she and Lorrah responded: