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International Fanworks Day 2023 Is Coming Soon

Save the date: it’s almost International Fanworks Day! Celebrated on February 15th, International Fanworks Day (IFD) was created by the OTW in 2014 in honor of the one millionth fanwork published on AO3. It’s a recognition of fanworks in all their forms—fics, art, vids, zines, and more—and of their awesomeness and importance for fans across the world. This year, the OTW will be observing the ninth annual IFD. Our theme for the year is When Fandoms Collide. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Sam and Dean Winchester butted heads with L from Death Note on a criminal investigation? Or if Katsuki Yuuri and… Read more

Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2022

This International Volunteer Day, the Organization for Transformative Works would like to recognize the incredible volunteers whose love and dedication keep our projects running smoothly. The OTW has always been a community-driven organization: we were founded by fans who wanted to take ownership over fandom preservation and advocacy. For the past fifteen years, we’ve remained true to that mission. It’s fans that have become the volunteers who comprise the backbone of the OTW – volunteers who maintain the technical infrastructure of our sites; volunteers who provide help documentation, FAQs, and news to keep the public informed about our activities; volunteers who liaise with AO3 users,… Read more

October 2022 Membership Drive: Thanks for your Support

Our October Membership Drive has ended, and we could not be more grateful for your generosity. We are glad to announce that thanks to 7683 donors in 78 countries, we have raised a total of US$276,467.69! We’re particularly pleased that 6147 of you chose to begin or renew your OTW membership with your donation. Although the membership drive has ended for now, we do accept donations year-round. You can become a voting member at any time of the year—you just have to join by June 30 at 23:59 UTC to be eligible to vote in our annual OTW Board of Directors elections in August. While… Read more

October 2022 Membership Drive: Celebrating our Milestones

It’s that time of year again: the Organization for Transformative Works is holding our October Membership Drive, and we would appreciate your support! The OTW and all our projects are 100% volunteer-run and funded by your donations. Every dollar raised goes into maintaining our servers, supporting our work, and furthering our mission of protecting and advocating for fanworks and fan culture. Check out our most recent budget post for more information on how our funds are spent. In addition to supporting our work, donations above a certain amount are also eligible for some neat OTW thank-you gifts! You can find the full range of what’s… Read more

OTW Trivia Answers and a Milestone

Thanks to everyone who participated in the festivities for the OTW’s 15th anniversary! We’re so inspired by your creativity and enthusiasm. We’d also like to recognize that the Archive of Our Own reached five million registered users on September 15th, which is a wonderful milestone to occur during a month celebrating the fan-made achievement that is the OTW.