This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom, Volume 108

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, in case you haven’t heard, parts of the MCU movie Avengers: Endgame have been leaked. Be careful with spoilers, people.


Speaking of spoilers, this next section has plenty for The Magicians. Also, warning for mention of suicide.

The season four finale of the SyFy show aired this past week, and it sent fans reeling. In short, main character Quentin sacrificed his life to save his friends, and he won’t be back next season. Fans are upset about the message this sends, given that Quentin was a bisexual man who suffered from clinical depression, and they’re alleging that the show is using the Bury Your Gays trope and glorifying suicide. Read More

This Week in Fandom by Olivia Riley

This Week in Fandom, Volume 104

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, Oscar results! What do you think? Who was robbed? Who did you cheer for? Let us know in the comments!


Many fans of the tv show The Magicians are excited this week. Warning for spoilers in this section! Vulture recently published an article about the progress of Quentin and Eliot’s relationship. Following up from last season’s episode in which they grew old together, the fifth episode of season four included a scene where both characters admit to wanting to be together. Read More

International Fanworks Day celebration, featuring fandom-themed emoji and representations of fanworks around the globe

What Fanworks Mean to Me 2019

International Fanworks Day is coming up on February 15. To mark the occasion, the OTW called for submissions on “What Fanworks Mean to Me.” We are thrilled with the responses we have received, and we would like to thank everyone who submitted! Below are some of the responses we received.

For those of you who missed our challenge, we’d like to start a conversation on how fanworks are part of your life. For example:

  • What devices do you usually use to access fanworks? And when do you enjoy them?
  • How do you save fanworks to find again? Do you recommend them to others?
  • What are your favourite tropes to browse? What are your favourite fandoms to browse?
  • Do you prefer one type of fanwork (art, fic, vid etc)? What makes this your favourite?

Leave your comments here or drop in at our social media to tell us more! Read More