Posts by Sveritas

OTW Guest Post: Agata Ewa Wrochna

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. Agata Ewa Wrochna (she/her) is a Lecturer in Communication Studies at Wenzhou-Kean University. She has a wide range of academic interests within media and communications, which include topics of celebrity, authenticity and identity (trans)formation in visual media, in particular those present in East and Southeast Asia. Her latest publication explores online fandoms of Chinese queer visual media. Today, Dr. Wrochna… Read more

2024 OTW Election Timeline and Membership Deadline

The OTW Elections committee is pleased to announce that the timeline for the 2024 election for new members of the Board of Directors has been posted! This year’s election will be held August 16-19. This means that the deadline for volunteers to declare their candidacy is June 21. As usual, the election membership deadline is June 30. If you’re interested in voting, please make sure your membership is active as of that date. Please note that your donation receipt will be dated in US Eastern Time, so if your donation is listed after 19:59 on June 30, 2024 on the receipt, you won’t be eligible… Read more

February 2024 Newsletter, Volume 186

I. TWC FANS OF COLOR RESEARCH PRIZE TWC recently announced their new Fans of Color Research Prize. The award recognizes the best peer-reviewed article about fans and/or fandoms of color published in Transformative Works and Cultures in the preceding 3 years (currently no earlier than 2021) and furthers the journal’s goal to support scholars whose work fills critical gaps in fan studies literature about racially marginalized and/or non-western fans. The winner will receive a $500 cash prize. Please feel free to disseminate the prize widely and nominate qualifying articles! In addition, TWC is putting the finishing touches on their upcoming special issue on Fandoms and… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Quordle

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. Quordle has been a slash fan and fanfic writer since the 1980s and first started writing M*A*S*H fanfic in 2003. Iolanthe was then an online friend and fellowM*A*S*H fan. Quordle loved her stories and wanted to archive them after her death. Today, Quordle talks about making that wish a reality by creating a memorial archive for Iolanthe’s works with the… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Akira

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. Akira has been doing fan translations of several web novels, doujinshi, manga, etc. since the 2010s – the most prominent works include The King’s Avatar and Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint. She is also a content creator for various fandoms on Facebook with thousands of followers, as well as a cosplayer. Editor’s Note: Content warning for suicide reference How did you first… Read more