International Fanworks Day

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 did we get up to?

Last month, we issued an #IFDrabble challenge with the prompt, ‘characters discovering fanworks about themselves’. We reblogged selected responses across our social media from February 8 – 15, but you can find many more at the tag we created for IFD 2020 on AO3. Read More

Fanlore: 50,000 Pages

Celebrating 50,000 Pages on Fanlore, the Fandom Wiki!

Fanlore, the collaborative fandom wiki from the Organization for Transformative Works that anyone can edit, is celebrating a huge milestone: 50,000 pages! Would you like to come celebrate with us?

If you haven’t heard of Fanlore, it’s a multi-fandom, free and open wiki that was designed to be a living, evolving record of fandom’s past and present: created by fans, and maintained by fans. Like AO3, Fanlore was launched in 2008, and since then, fans have made more than 900,000 edits across more than 50,000 pages to record tropes, communities, meta, memes, fanworks, fannish perspectives and much more. Read More

A close-up of Rosie the Riveter's arm with an OTW logo on it and the words 'OTW Recruitment'

The OTW is Recruiting Report Writers, Fanlore Gardeners, and Tag Wranglers!

Do you have skills in report writing or copyediting? Or do you love Fanlore and fan history? Or, would you like to help wrangle tags on the AO3? The OTW is now recruiting for Communications Report Writers, Fanlore Gardeners, and Tag Wranglers!

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Communications Graphics Volunteers, Finance Committee Staff, Development & Membership Committee Staff, Support Committee Staff, and News Translation Volunteers.

Today, we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Staff: Report Writers – Closing 19 July 23:59 UTC
  • Fanlore Gardeners – Closing 19 July 23:59 UTC
  • Tag Wranglers – Closing 19 July 23:59 UTC or after 50 applications

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 confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

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