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The OTW’s 2019 Annual Report is Now Available

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.

You can also access the OTW’s 2018 Annual Report and all earlier years at the Reports and Governing Documents page of the OTW website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

OTW Signal

OTW Signal, September 2020

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:

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