For the first time at a fandom convention, the OTW’s Development and Membership Committee will be sponsoring an Information Table at Ascendio, a Harry Potter Education Fanon conference on July 12-15. Stop by the table on Friday in the Vendors Area and talk to OTW staffers, ask questions, and find out more about the work of the OTW, its projects, volunteer opportunities, and more!
If you’re an OTW volunteer who’s going to be at Ascendio and you’d like to help staff the booth, please contact DevMem at devmem at transformativeworks.org. We’d love to have you join us.
In addition to the booth, there will be a number of sessions that OTW members, volunteers and supporters will be taking part in, including:
- How Fandom Has Shaped Social Media Spaces (and vice versa), a panel featuring OTW Committee Members Aja Romano and Heidi Tandy
- Out of the Closet: Third-Wave Slash and Social Change, with OTW Committee Members and Supporters including moderator Aja Romano, Catherine Tosenberger, and Kate Tanski
- How To Debate Clueless And Uninformed People About Transformative Works, or El Tango de Roxanne, a presentation on law and transformative works with OTW Legal Committee members Heidi Tandy and Rachael Vaughn
Ascendio is taking place at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We hope to see many of you there!