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This Week in Fandom, Volume 6

Well, it was another big week for fandom.  Let’s start by giving everyone a big hug.

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Composite fan art apparently using the work of Fauna Crawford, possibly assembled by Crystal Moselle

We’ve lost yet another legend this year: musical artist Prince. Numerous musicians honoured Prince during their latest shows, and social media overflowed with stories about how Prince’s version of Black masculinity helped innumerable people come to understand themselves.

Seeing a strong, unapologetically black man direct an audience of thousands and ultimately, my heart, made it clear that being yourself could take you further than being an approximation of someone else.

—Terryn Hall for the Guardian (Warning: don’t read the comments.)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 3

Welcome back to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s new fannish roundup series! We’re still catching up on all of 2016’s fandom news, so Volume 2 includes items from earlier in the month as well as developments from this past week. If you’ve got a tip about events or trends in your fandom, or if you’d like us to promote your event (including relevant calls for papers and even requests for fannish research participants), send us a message.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 2

Welcome back to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s new fannish roundup series! We’re still catching up on all of 2016’s fandom news, so Volume 2 includes items from earlier in the month as well as developments from this past week. If you’ve got a tip about events or trends in your fandom, or if you’d like us to promote your event (including relevant calls for papers and even requests for fannish research participants), send us a message.

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