Events Calendar for December

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Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of December! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event-type, such as Academic Conferences, Fan Events and Fests, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.

  • Out With A Bang Big Bang is a six-month, 50,000-word writing challenge celebrating the final season of Glee. Out With A Bang is a return to the novel-length big bangs of old and a final farewell to the show we love (or love to fix). Stories may involve any Glee-centric romantic pairing(s) or have no pairing at all (genfic). Authors will be paired with artists who work with multiple media, including digital art, traditional art, graphics, fanmixes, and fanvids. Sign-ups begin December 1; entries are due July 1, 2015.

    (Know a little, or a lot, about Glee fandom? Contribute to the Glee page on Fanlore!)

  • This month’s Fandom First Friday theme is “Follower Celebration!” Come hang out on our Tumblr December 5 and squee with us about the awesomeness of online fandom friends!

  • International Volunteer Day, December 5, is an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions–at local, national, and international levels.

  • Farragut Fest is two-day event, December 6-7, hosted at the Farragut Films studio in Kingsland, Georgia. It gives attendees a chance to meet the cast and crew of fan-film and -audio productions Starship Farragut, Dreadnought Dominion, ExeterTrek, and others, as well as tours of the “largest free-standing Star Trek (original series) sets on planet Earth!”

  • Artist sign-ups for the NCIS Reverse Bang 2015 close January 1, 2015, and author sign-ups close January 16. (What is a reverse bang?) Find out more about the rules for the event in the FAQ.

Calls for Papers this month come from:

  • Transformative Works and Cultures’ submission deadline is January 1, 2015. Issue 20 will be an open, unthemed issue, and general submissions are welcomed. Fans are particularly encouraged to submit Symposium essays (pieces of 1,500-2,500 words that provide insight into current developments and debates). Submission guidelines are available.


The OTW encourages anyone to submit an event that’s not already listed, and to check out the calendar throughout the year!