Kristina Busse, co-editor of Fan Fiction and Fan Cultures in the Age of the Internet and one of the editors of Transformative Works and Cultures, was interviewed in a Q & A for the upcoming Writercon 2009, a con dedicated to fannish and original writing. Kristina is going to be one of three special guests at the con, which takes place July 31 through August 2, 2009 in Minneapolis. For more information about Writercon 2009, check out their website or their LiveJournal community. Writercon describes itself as a con “about the writing and the shared love, not shipper politics or the plots of the shows, except as related to the fic. It’s about how fan fiction is literature, and it’s about showing that it’s as worthy as any other genre of writing.”
The Wiki committee is pleased to announce the opening of a permanent chat room for the Fanlore community. You don’t need to be a member of OTW to get into the room. It’s open to everyone and can be accessed from the Main Page of Fanlore. Best of all, it’s open 24 X 7, so it’s always there for you to come in and chat about edits and articles with other fans at any time, day or night.
FYI — There will be a log of the chats kept, but it will be purged on a periodic basis.
Other cool things we’ve done recently include the Fanlore Live panel at Escapade. We invited several fans who have been around a long time (think decades rather than a few years) to talk to us about how they got into fandom. We have our notes put up here. Check it out.
And be sure to watch this space for more information on participating in our Oral Histories.
–The Wiki Committee: Rache, Melina, Anatsuno, Betty, Meri
The OTW is delighted to announce that it has been chosen as the recipient charity for Escapade 19. Escapade is one of the longest running slash cons, held annually in southern California since 1990, and known for the quality of its panel discussions, its vidshow, and its charity art auction. Escapade runs March 6- 8, 2009, and places are still available.