Posts in Filk

West of the Moon is Moving to the AO3

West of the Moon, a Lord of the Rings archive with gen and slash fan fiction, poetry, and filk, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). In this post: A bit of background explanation What this means for creators who had work on West of the Moon And what to do if you still have questions Background explanation West of the Moon was “frozen in time” on February 18th, 2008 – almost 5 years to the day from its birth. The archive is no longer online, but its moderators and the OTW will be preserving all of these amazing works! Open Doors… Read more

This Week in Fandom, Volume 78

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Apologies for our mini hiatus. We’re back now, and we’re ready to rock and roll. But before we start, happy 87th birthday to William Shatner! To celebrate, fans on Twitter had some fun with the #AddShatnerToAnything hashtag. Which is your favourite? A bit of sad news recently. Author and life-long fan Karen Anderson has passed away. As Locus Magazine reports, she was 85 years old, and she published numerous science fiction works both on her own and co-authored with her husband, Poul Anderson. She helped coin the term filk, and she… Read more