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OTW Guest Post: Gem Asteria

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. By day, Gem Asteria works in talent branding and program management, helping companies foster internal communities and increased employee engagement to attract and retain talent. By night, she is fostering global communities around danmei through her story-telling podcast, Danmei Podfics With Gem, where she reads danmei fan fiction aloud from across the fandom, to make stories more accessible. Today, Gem… Read more

This Week in Fandom, Volume 98

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you hear that the Doctor Who Christmas Special is becoming a New Year’s Special this year? What do you think? (I suspect my brother is unhappy, but maybe this means he’ll actually be mentally present while we’re opening gifts this year.) This past week saw the release of the trailer for the upcoming film After, which is based on a novel adapted from a reader-insert One Direction fanfic. Reaction to the trailer has been mixed. While BuzzFeed News reports that fans are mostly excited, they also mention… Read more

This Week in Fandom, Volume 80

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, a quick PSA: Recently, a lot of fans have been concerned about US legislation known as SESTA/FOSTA and the effect it might have on fanworks. The OTW Legal committee is currently working on a news post to explain the legislation and what it means for fans and for the Archive of Our Own. This post should be available later this week on AO3 News and the OTW’s main website. Some sad news this week about the passing of Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli. Comicbook has published an… Read more

This Week in Fandom, Volume 73

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you watched the Wayward Sisters backdoor pilot on Supernatural? Share your reactions in the comments! A new feature in Den of Geek recounts different fans’ perspectives on the Lance Is Bi theory in the Voltron fandom. Fans share their various reasons for characterizing Lance as bisexual, which are then related back to broader issues of LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media. For example, some fans cite readings of Lance’s competitiveness or admiration for male characters like Keith or Shiro as queer, noting that “[i]t’s not hard to read… Read more

A Little Piece of Gundam Wing and Soul Circuit are Moving to the AO3

a little piece of gundam wing, a Gundam Wing fanfiction and fanart archive and soul circuit, a Koko Wa Greenwood fanfiction archive, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post: A bit of background explanation What this means for creators who have work on a little piece of gundam wing or soul circuit And what to do if you still have questions