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OTW Signal, December 2023

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News The New York Times recently quoted Fanhackers volunteer Francesca Coppa in a discussion of fan vidding: These types of short videos — in which scenes from films and television shows are remixed by avid viewers and set to music — are known as fan edits or, simply, edits. In recent years, they have become a staple of online fandom, giving watchers an outlet to… Read more

This Week in Fandom, Volume 142

Hello and welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things that are happening! As with last week’s TWIF we are offering a slight variation on our regular format, with a lot of people still at home and much of the entertainment world still on hold. But fear not, despite the hard times everyone is experiencing, we’ve sought out some good things happening around the globe. Have you encountered any exciting fandom ideas or initiatives? Let us know in the comments and we might feature them in a future TWIF! First, it’s clear that fans under movement restrictions, currently in place around the… Read more

This Week In Fandom, Volume 139

Hello and welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things that are happening. Are you on TikTok? You might have noticed the new fanfiction trope-inspired trend going around, the Soulmate AU! People are experimenting in this beloved Alternate Universe by creating stories around Soulmate-Identifying Marks (words) on their wrists, or seeing the same colour as your soulmate— check out the #soulmateau tag on TikTok to see them. If you had a soulmate-identifying mark or a soulmate colour, what would it be? Feel free to get creative in the comments!

International Fanworks Day 2020 is Coming Soon

It’s getting to be that time of year again: International Fanworks Day is right around the corner! We celebrate IFD on the 15th of February, which this year will fall on a Saturday. 2020 marks our sixth annual celebration, and we are very excited to keep the tradition alive!

OTW Guest Post: Briony

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly. Briony is a vidder from the UK who has been editing fanvids for more than 12 years. Her work can be found on YouTube…. Read more