Posts in Guest Post

OTW Guest Post: Constance Penley

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. Constance Penley (she/her) is a film and media studies professor at UC Santa Barbara who is a fan of fandom (and Escapade’s No. 1 fan). Two of her proudest affiliations are the Transformative Works and Cultures Editorial Board and the Free Speech Coalition Board of Directors. Today, Constance talks about her affiliation with slash fandom and fandom’s endurance. How did… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Natasha Lance

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. Natasha Lance is the founder and host of She Squared Podcast, a fan conceptualized and run podcast that operates primarily out of her home office. Professionally, Natasha works in television production in the southern United States and runs a small, independent production company that creates ads for non-profits and helps independent filmmakers make their ideas a reality. Today, Natasha talks… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Stacy Lee Kong

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. Stacy Lee Kong is a writer, editor and the founder of Friday Things, a weekly newsletter that delivers smart takes on the week’s biggest pop culture stories —- or at least, the ones she can’t stop thinking about. She’s been thinking about fandom since approximately 1997. Today, Stacy talks about celebrity fandom and how it’s different in our present time…. Read more

OTW Guest Post: Behind the Pod

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. Behind the Pod is a podcast about the backstage processes of podfic, with audio essays, interviews, and other meta discussion by different podficcers each episode. Today, two of its co-mods, Eafay and frecklebomb, talk about getting started as podficcers and the inspiration for this podcast. How did you first find out about fandom and fanworks? Eafay: I heard about fanfiction… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Fans & Fictions

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. Fans & Fictions is a team of four: Océane [she/her], Maxine [she/her], Jonathan [he/him] and Clarisse [she/her]) in Information and Library Sciences. They created a Twitter account for one of their courses and decided to focus on fanfiction and writing activities. They don’t all have the same experience regarding fandom and fanfiction, which allows them to have several points of… Read more