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AO3 Celebrates 12 Million Posted Fanworks

We are very happy to share this exciting news with you: the Archive of Our Own has reached 12 million published works! We are incredibly proud of our community for reaching this milestone, and we want to celebrate it with you. We also thought we’d take the opportunity to share a tidbit of information on a topic that has confused some users new to the site. Unlike other sites you may use, AO3 does not have an algorithm! That means that when you post something to the site, it will show up in chronological order both on the Recent Works page as well as when… Read more

October 2023 Membership Drive: Welcome, New Members!

Our October Membership Drive has ended, and we are glad to announce that we have added 6,113 members in the last few days! Contributions have been made from 74 countries for a total of US$192,743.11. Although the membership drive has ended for now, you can still become a member at any time of year. And by joining before June 30, 2024 at 23:59 UTC you will be eligible to vote in our annual OTW Board of Directors elections in August next year. As our Development & Membership team is already hard at work mailing out your thank-you gifts, we want to say how meaningful your… Read more

October 2023 Membership Drive: The Meaning of Membership

After the Archive of Our Own (AO3), Fanlore, and our donation form went down due to the DDoS attacks in July, many fans responded by donating in the following months. We greatly appreciate both your generosity and your desire to respond to the attacks with this show of support. We received a 35% bump in donations in July and August of 2023 compared to July and August in 2022. That’s why, during our usual October membership drive, we want to encourage you to become a member of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) — the nonprofit organization behind AO3 and Fanlore, among other projects —… Read more

Celebrating the OTW’s 16th Anniversary

The Organization for Transformative Works turns 16 today! We are very happy to be able to celebrate another year with you all. The OTW was born to serve fans and protect fan history and culture in all its forms; it’s our mission in troubling times. Since its foundation, OTW has helped rescue hundreds of fanworks from at-risk archives and platforms, old and new, making them accessible to millions of users; it has advocated for fans in an ever-changing legal environment; it has preserved fan culture through a wiki that you can contribute to; it has published 39 issues of an international, peer-reviewed fan-studies journal; and… Read more

2023 Candidate Chats and Q&A Roundup

The Election season is in full swing! Chats with candidates are coming up soon. You can find links to the candidates’ answers to your questions at the bottom of this post. Chats There will be four public chats, each lasting ninety minutes. All four chats will have three candidates in attendance. Chats will take place in our public chatroom. They are scheduled for: Saturday, July 29, from 01:00 UTC to 02:30 UTC – Anh P., Kathryn S. and Zixin Z. (What time is Chat 1 where I live?) Saturday, July 29, from 15:00 UTC to 16:30 UTC – Jennifer H, Qiao C. and Zixin Z…. Read more