Posts in Fanhackers

OTW Signal, November 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 OTW Legal has been partnering with other organizations to oppose the STOP CSAM Act. One of their partners, the ACLU, informed the public about the risks of having the act pass in the U.S. Senate.

Join Fanhackers on Discord

Fanhackers’ mission has always been to better connect fans to academic work being done about fandom. In the past, Fanhackers has used their platform to report live from conferences related to fandom studies. As the Fandom Studies Network North America (FSNNA) announced that they “continue re-thinking how academic events can proceed and re-fashioning our own approach in pursuit of greater equity and accessibility across fan studies”, Fanhackers is also looking at new ways to participate in these events together. As FSNNA is a fully virtual conference, fans and academics can all be there together! Instead of relaying what we find interesting from a distance, let… Read more

Five Things Szabó Dorottya Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with one of our Fanhackers staffers on our Communications Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? Our organisation’s mission is to preserve and provide access to fanwork and fan culture, and part of that work is describing this culture. By now, fandom studies as a discipline is well established with its… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Communications Fanhackers Staff and Translation News Volunteers

Do you love meta and research on fans? Or would you like to help translate OTW/AO3 news posts? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Communications Fanhackers Staff – closing 21 April 2021 at 23:59 UTC Translation News Volunteers – closing 21 April 2021 at 23:59 UTC We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every… Read more

Five Things Alex Xanthoudakis Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Alex Xanthoudakis, who volunteers as a Fanhackers project staffer on the Communications Committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’m a Fanhackers volunteer, so I help run all the Fanhackers accounts! Our mission is to help make fan studies scholarship more accessible to people, which feeds into the OTW’s larger… Read more