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Guest Post: Elizabeth Minkel

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From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Elizabeth Minkel writes about fandom and fan culture for the New Statesman and is a staff writer at The Millions. She also explores the ins and outs of fandom on her podcast “Fansplaining” and in The Rec Center newsletter. Today, for International Fanworks Day, she talks about falling in, and out, and back in love again with fandom, and why fanworks are such an important part of her life.

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Guest Post: Ash48

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From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Hailing from Australia, Ash48 has vidded in several fandoms but primarily for Supernatural. Along with her fandom works, she also created the Introduction to the OTW video in 2014, which explains the OTW’s projects to viewers and has been subtitled in 16 languages.. Today she talks a bit about her fandom experience and how she began vidding.

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