Posts in Fannish Practices

OTW Guest Post: within_a_dream

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Within_a_dream, one of the moderators of the Femslash Exchange, is a fic writer and exchange mod who spends far too much time picking up new canons to obsess over. She’s been modding exchanges since college and writing fic for as long as she can remember, although it took her some time to discover that she could post it online. Today,… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Quordle

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Quordle has been a slash fan and fanfic writer since the 1980s and first started writing M*A*S*H fanfic in 2003. Iolanthe was then an online friend and fellowM*A*S*H fan. Quordle loved her stories and wanted to archive them after her death. Today, Quordle talks about making that wish a reality by creating a memorial archive for Iolanthe’s works with the… Read more

Transformative Works and Cultures Releases No. 39

Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 39, “Trans Fandom,” guest edited by Jennifer Dugan and Angie Fazekas. This issue seeks to “widen our knowledge of trans fans and fandoms” and hopes that it “will not only bring trans fans out of the margins of fan studies but also that the special issue will reflect the changing face of fandom, in which gender identities appear to be increasingly diverse.” The editors emphasize that the articles in this special issue are invested in the role of fandom in trans communities, as well as “the political work that is carried out by trans fans and their allies… Read more

OTW Guest Post: runpunkrun

Every month the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts to provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom. These posts express each individual’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Punk has been roaming the internet since the days of Usenet, and writing fanfic for almost as long. In 2019, she took over as moderator of the multifandom recommendation community Fancake when its founder decided to step down. Today, runpunkrun talks about the practice of reccing and rec communities. How did you first find out about fandom and fanworks? It… Read more

OTW Signal, December 2022

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 Back in October a post at Book Riot drew attention to the various projects OTW is responsible for, specifically the academic journal Transformative Works and Cultures.