IFD Fic/Pro Author Chat Coming February 8

Banner by Ania of various fanworks including cosplay, text, and visual art

As part of the celebration of International Fanworks Day on February 15, we’re delighted to announce that the OTW will be hosting a live chat with three authors who have written both fanfiction and published works.

February 8, 2015: Live chat with authors on “Why Fanworks Should Be Celebrated” from 17:00-19:00 UTC (What time is that in my timezone?)

The chat will be held in the OTW’s Public Discussion chatroom.

Although we have done our best to choose a time that will suit fans in several timezones, the scheduling is ultimately dependent on guest availability. For anyone who can’t join the chat live we expect to post a transcript of the event within 24 hours.

We would also like your input! You can submit as many questions as you’d like for our guests, but as we have limited time we can’t guarantee any particular question will be included. We’ll be looking for questions that are broadly applicable to all authors and are a good representation of the “celebrating fanworks” topic.

We will be collecting questions until 23:59 UTC on February 1. You can either post your questions here or submit them through our Communications form (just mention they’re for the chat).

Also, don’t forget to let us know how you or your fandom communities plan to celebrate so that we can give you a signal boost!

  1. Amusuk commented:

    Hi, i’m Amu
    I don’t know how to start … So, my friend made a drabble challenge for the upcoming IFD at: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/INA_IFDrabble. It is specifically made for us, Indonesian AO3 user (there is this group on Facebook). Hehe, I just thought that I should inform. That’s all! Thank you

    • Claudia Rebaza commented:

      That’s wonderful! Thank you for telling us — we’ll add a pointer to it on our International Fanworks Day post on the 15th.