Pick Some Fanworks for IFD Feedback Fest

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

Don’t forget that International Fanworks Day (IFD) takes place next week on February 15th! We hope everyone is preparing some short-form fanworks for the OTW’s Drabble Challenge, #IFDrabble.

But we’d also like to celebrate fanworks already known and loved by you. For that, we’ve got Feedback Fest! Everyone who creates and shares fanworks loves hearing from the people who enjoyed it. Therefore, in our IFD celebration post on February 15th, we’ll be asking fans to link to fanworks they’ve left feedback on. This way, people can share what they love about fanworks while encouraging others to leave feedback, too.

And remember that tomorrow is the live chat “Why Fanworks Should Be Celebrated”, with authors Cecilia Tan, Tara Sue Me, and Racheline Maltese. All of these authors started out writing fanfiction and have gone on to be published professionally—and they still participate in fanworks. Along with moderator Francesca Coppa, they will be discussing the value and importance of all kinds of fanworks.

We would like to hear about how you will be celebrating! Tell us about plans to celebrate fanworks that you know of or that you will be hosting so that we can link to them during IFD.

  1. Dawn commented:

    Three Tolkien fandom archives/communities will be celebrating IFD:

    Silmarillion Writers’ Guild: http://www.silmarillionwritersguild.org/news/newsletter.php#news
    Many Paths to Tread/LotRGenfic Community: http://lotr-community.livejournal.com/316196.html
    Library of Moria: http://libraryofmoria.livejournal.com/352008.html

    • Claudia Rebaza commented:

      Great news! We’ll add these to our announcement post on February 15th, thank you.

  2. Anthony Anderson commented:

    AM Audio Media will be celebrating International Fanworks Day on our website and social media sites with the release of trailers and art for the highly anticipated fan favourite audio drama Doctor Who Dark Journey. This will be a sneak peak at what listeners have in store for them with the release of Dark Journey Series 2 in March 2015. Fans of Doctor Who can tune in to http://amaudiomedia.com to hear the sound of Doctor Who made by that fans, for the fans.

    • Claudia Rebaza commented:

      Sounds like a great project! We’re glad to hear you’ll be taking part.