Posts by Sveritas

Transformative Works and Cultures Releases Issue No. 40

Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 40, our annual general issue. The opening editorial of this issue works to stake our the “state of the field” and remarks that: “As long as fan studies continues to primarily examine white fandom spaces and thus also white voices, white bodies, and white ideas to the exclusion of everyone else and the detriment of full knowledge of fandom, it will continue to be a field that conventionalizes white supremacist ideology.” This issue, as coeditors Mel Stanfill and Poe Johnson explain in their editorial, does “not yet [fulfil their] vision of combatting fan studies’ whiteness problem; however, various… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Strategic Planning Volunteers

Do you have experience with research methods, problem solving or nonprofit governance? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Strategic Planning Volunteer – closing 6 September 2023 at 23:59 UTC 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… Read more

Five Things Alex Johnson Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Alex Johnson, who volunteers on our Strategic Planning committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? As a volunteer on the Strategic Planning Committee, I help gather feedback and ideas from all areas of the Organization and incorporate it into our Vision Statement and Strategic Plan so that we have a… Read more

Adding Works to Open Doors Collections

One of the main tasks of the OTW’s Open Doors project is to import at-risk archives of fanworks into AO3 collections. As part of that task, Open Doors searches for works already posted to AO3 to avoid importing duplicates. Until now, the archivist account would then invite the found work to the archive’s collection and bookmark the work if the invitation wasn’t accepted. Following recent changes to the collection invitation process, archivists now have the ability to automatically add a found work to the archive’s collection. This will only apply to works that were originally hosted on an imported archive, and is limited to the… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Loosely Canon

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Andrew is an up and coming voiceover artist, avid podcaster, and casual fanfic enthusiast. He is currently featured on Hooks and Runs, Loosely Canon, and potentially more projects in the near future. Andrew works with Q, an aspiring writer who is delightfully unaware of the fanfic world at large. Today, Andrew talks about their podcast Loosely Canon. How did you… Read more