Posts in Fanlore

Five Things Dae 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 Dae, who volunteers as a member of the Fanlore Policy & Admin team and the Elections committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I have been… accumulating hats. In the Fanlore committee, I’m a Policy & Admin team member, so my work with Fanlore is mainly focused on handling user… Read more

Five Things Alicia 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 Alicia, who volunteers as a Social Media & Outreach volunteer on our Fanlore Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’m a member of Fanlore’s Social Media and Outreach team! Our team drafts posts and makes graphics for our social media pages to promote Fanlore, the OTW’s fan-run and fan-authored… Read more

OTW Signal, February 2022

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 OTW’s Legal Committee chair Betsy Rosenblatt was interviewed by Tech Crunch about Tumblr’s Post+ feature.

Fanlore Celebrates One Million Edits

Fanlore, the Organization for Transformative Works’ collaborative wiki about all things fandom, is celebrating a huge milestone: one million edits! Fanlore is a multi-fandom, free and open wiki that was designed to be a living, evolving record of fandom’s past and present. Like AO3, it was created by fans in 2008 and, since then, fans have built an ever-expanding record of our shared history. To celebrate this momentous event, we’re inviting you to take part in a scavenger hunt across Fanlore for the chance to win a Citrus Scale sticker set, as well as commemorative badges that you can add to your Fanlore User page… Read more

Thanks for Participating in International Fanworks Day 2020

As you all know by now, February 15, 2020 was the sixth annual International Fanworks Day, which the OTW marked with a series of challenges and activities for fanworks consumers and creators in the preceding week and on the day itself. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everybody who participated through our social media channels, on our websites or in any other way, and to pick out some highlights of the celebrations. We saw many returning participants and plenty of newcomers to our IFD 2020 activities, and we are grateful and humbled by the growing response this celebration continues to receive. So, what… Read more