We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2019 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2019. 2019 was a remarkable year for the OTW with a variety of achievements, including Fanlore passing a 50,000 page milestone, and the Archive of Our Own receiving a Hugo Award.
I. STUB SEPTEMBER
Fanlore has been hard at work preparing for their next event, Stub September, which is focused on expanding and creating “stub” pages (short pages with lots of room for new content to be added). For more details about the challenge, visit Fanlore’s help page for the event, which is ongoing now!
The OTW is finally a teenager! Or to put it another way, we’re old enough to have an AO3 account of our own. We’re glad to celebrate this birthday with all of you.
Thirteen years ago today, the OTW was launched with the mission to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan culture in its myriad forms. Since then, we have advocated for fans in legal and government settings; have imported numerous archives at risk of being lost to platform stagnation and deletion; have developed a fan culture wiki to which fans have contributed over 50,000 articles; have published 33 issues of our fan studies journal; and we now provide access to nearly 6.5 million fanworks.