International Fanworks Day 2023 Is Coming Soon

Save the date: it’s almost International Fanworks Day!

Celebrated on February 15th, International Fanworks Day (IFD) was created by the OTW in 2014 in honor of the one millionth fanwork published on AO3. It’s a recognition of fanworks in all their forms—fics, art, vids, zines, and more—and of their awesomeness and importance for fans across the world.

This year, the OTW will be observing the ninth annual IFD. Our theme for the year is When Fandoms Collide. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Sam and Dean Winchester butted heads with L from Death Note on a criminal investigation? Or if Katsuki Yuuri and Victor Nikiforov were in an Our Flag Means Death-style pirate AU? This is your opportunity to write, draw, or filk your wildest fandom crossover ideas!

You can participate however you want, but here are a few suggestions:

  • Create rec lists of your favorite crossovers to share as part of our Feedback Fest, starting February 12
  • Post your own crossover fics, fanart, and more on AO3 using our International Fanworks Day 2023 tag
  • Share crossover headcanons on social media using the tag #IFD2023 or #IFDChallenge2023

Follow OTW News on social media to find out in a few weeks what we’re doing to celebrate IFD 2023. If you or your fandom communities will be hosting your own activities, let us know so we can signal boost them!

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