Posts in Fanlore Committee

What We’re Doing for #IFD2022

It’s only a week until the eighth International Fanworks Day and we at the Organization for Transformative Works have a whole lot in store for you all! Please take a look at the events below and join in the fun. 1. Fanworks Challenge Our theme for this year’s IFD is ‘fandom classics’ and in a post made last month, we invited you to participate by creating fanworks which riff on, remix, or otherwise pay tribute to works that you consider classics of your favorite fandom. You could even write meta about your favourite pieces! We invite you to share your creations using the hashtag #IFD2022… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Fanlore Policy & Admin Volunteers

Do you have an interest in preserving fannish history, wiki editing, or writing help documentation? The OTW is recruiting for Fanlore Policy & Admin volunteers! We have included more information on the 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 few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available. All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read… Read more

What We’re Doing for #IFD2021

The seventh annual International Fanworks Day is coming up this month on 15 February 2021, and we have tons of things for you all to take part in to celebrate! Check out the list below for the things we’re doing to mark the occasion.

The OTW is Recruiting for Tag Wranglers, Fanlore Staff, and Volunteers & Recruiting Staff

Are you interested in social media, community management or outreach? Would you like to wrangle AO3 tags? Can you read and translate from Russian to English? Are you good at administrative tasks or working with people? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Fanlore Social Media & Outreach staff – closing Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 23:59 UTC Tag Wrangling volunteers – closing Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 23:59 UTC or after 85 applications Tag Wrangling (Russian) volunteers – closing Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications Volunteers & Recruiting staff –… Read more

Five Things memorizingthedigitsofpi 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 memorizingthedigitsofpi, who volunteers for Fanlore. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I’m a volunteer with Fanlore, which is a wiki all about fandom and fandom history. It’s a place where the people who are involved in fandom can chronicle our stories about ourselves and our works. As a wiki, it’s… Read more