OTW Guest Post

Guest Post: Lynn Zubernis and Katherine Larsen

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.

Lynn Zubernis, PhD, West Chester University and Katherine Larsen, PhD, George Washington University are authors of the books ‘Fangasm Supernatural Fangirls’ ‘Fan Phenomena: Supernatural’ ‘Fandom at the Crossroads’ and Fan Culture: ‘Theory/Practice’. They also run the blog Fangasm The Book

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OTW Guest Post

Guest Post: Keidra Chaney

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.

Keidra Chaney (Publisher/Editor, The Learned Fangirl) is a writer and editor. She’s written about music and culture for Chicago Sun-Times, Paste Magazine, Time Out Chicago and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. She’s especially interested in online fan communities and the intersection between fan works and labor. Today, Keidra talks about how The Learned Fangirl began and what she’d like it to get back to.

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Guest Post: Emmanuelle Debats

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.

Emmanuelle Debats is a French independent filmmaker who directed 2 documentaries about fandom and fanworks. Both were coproduced by France Télévisions. Citizen Fan is available online without geoblocking until 2020. Last month a follow-up documentary, Fanfiction, ce que l’auteur a oublié d’écrire, (Fanfiction, what the author forgot to write), aired on France 4 TV. Today, Emmanuelle talks about how documentaries must allow silent voices to speak in our public media, and why the stories have to go on.

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