Thanks to everyone who participated in the festivities for the OTW’s 15th anniversary! We’re so inspired by your creativity and enthusiasm. We’d also like to recognize that the Archive of Our Own reached five million registered users on September 15th, which is a wonderful milestone to occur during a month celebrating the fan-made achievement that is the OTW.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the 15 winners of our anniversary trivia and fanworks challenge prize drawing. The following fans are the trivia winners:
We also randomly selected the following five fanworks on AO3 as winners of the fanworks prize drawing:
ThisFiniteLife – The Warden of the Sierra Madre
Boss_duck – Another 15 Minute Sketch
DaybreakOverRain – Birthdays
Helen_scram – For All Time
TheTimeTraveler24 – Dear Bianca
Later today, we’ll email all of our winners, who will have 72 hours to provide us with a mailing address to send their prize to. If you are a winner and do not see our email in your inbox or your spam folder within the next 24 hours, please contact the Communications Committee to let us know.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the OTW15 | OTW 15th Anniversary Fanwork Challenge tag on AO3, Francesca Coppa’s Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said post, Constance Penley’s Guest Post, and our newly updated OTW History infographics.
It’s also not too late to join the Stub September challenge on Fanlore, which is ongoing until September 25!
The answers to all 15 trivia questions are listed below.
- Who were the guests at the OTW’s “The Future of Fanworks” live chat with fan studies scholars held in March 2014? Dr. Paul Booth, Dr. Anne Jamison, Dr. Frenchy Lunning, or Dr. Lori Morimoto
- What was the title of Michael James Heron’s journal article listed in the May 29, 2017, edition of Fanhackers’s fan studies research post? “Pacman’s Canon in C#: A Quantum Interpretation of Video Game Canon”
- How many fanworks (rounded to the nearest thousand) and how many archives did the Open Doors project import to AO3 in 2018? 12,000 fanworks, 11 archives
- On what date in 2018 did AO3 announce that it now supports emojis and extended character sets for several languages? December 14
- The games OTW holds to celebrate International Fanworks Day have generally included writing filk. Which two songs were shared with AO3 news readers in 2016? “Hey Jude” and “Thriller”
- The OTW’s journal Transformative Works and Cultures announced it was replacing two sections in 2022. What were they? “Theory” and “Praxis”
- What are the names of the two digital projects included in Open Doors’ Special Collections Gallery? The Foresmutters Project and Missed the Saturday Dance
- What was the title of the letter that Legal Advocacy submitted to the U.S. Congress in March 2015? Supporting a Pro-Innovation, Pro-Creator, Pro-Consumer Copyright Agenda
- In what year did Fanlore run its first ever Stub September challenge? 2012
- What was the name of the Hugo Award category that AO3 won in 2019? Best Related Work
- In 2021, the OTW reported that one of its social media outlets grew its following from 21,000 followers to 271,000 in 2020. Which one was it? Weibo
- What is the name of the group of Fanlore volunteers who monitor the wiki’s recent changes to ensure that content is coherent, appropriate, and properly organized? Gardeners
- What was the title of the Transformative Works and Cultures issue released in March 2019? Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color
- What did the OTW say happened in August 2008 in their annual report? The vidding documentary produced in collaboration with Henry Jenkins and MIT’s New Media Literacy project was unveiled at Vividcon.
- Which fanfiction exchange was used by AO3 to test out its new Collections and Challenges code at the end of 2009? Yuletide