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Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of June! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event type, such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.
- Slash fans in Australia are gathering in Sydney this weekend for the annual Sinpozium. Sinpozium is a laid-back fan gathering where what happens is up to those who attend. Activities include discussions, fandom pimping, games, vid watching, and more.
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- The Ada Initiative, an organization dedicated to supporting the participation of women in open technology and culture, will be holding AdaCamp San Francisco on June 8 & 9. The camp brings women together to build community and to discuss issues women face across open technology and culture and ways to address them.
- Starfury Conventions is hosting a three-day celebration of Matt Smith’s tenure as the Eleventh Doctor on Doctor Who at the Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham from June 28 to June 30. Return to the 11th Hour will feature special guests, panels, photo opportunities, autograph sessions and more.
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Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of October! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event-type, such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world. The multimedia, multi-fandom slash convention Connotations will be held for the tenth time from 5 October to 7 October in Durham, England. Unique features of Connotations include the large on-site zine library and the fact that all panels are voted on and selected by fans. More information about… Read more
Do you code for the Archive of Our Own or would you like to do so? Now is the time to learn how! Jenny, Training lead for the OTW’s Accessibility, Design, & Technology committee, will lead a chat on coding for the OTW and the AO3, and also cover challenge moderation and challenge code. If you’re a current coder, a new coder, or interested and curious about coding, this is the chat for you! If you’ve run a challenge on AO3 or want to learn more about how that works, this is the chat for you, too! All are welcome! The chat will be held… Read more
Do you test for the Archive of Our Own or would you like to do so? Now is the time to learn how! The OTW’s Accessibility, Design, & Technology committee will host an introductory chat on testing for the OTW and the AO3. The chat is aimed at current testers, new testers, and anyone who thinks they might be interested and wants to find out what testing’s all about. The chat will be held on Saturday 30 July at 21:00 UTC (what time is it in my timezone?) in OTW’s public chatroom on Campfire. The chatroom can be accessed at https://fanarchive.campfirenow.com/e79cc Accessibility, Design, & Technology… Read more
We’re highlighting two recent news items that are of interest to fans — one encouraging, and one less so. White House wants new copyright law crackdown The White House has issued a white paper from the office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, proposing new digital intellectual property laws. Included in the proposals is making “illegal streaming” of audio or video a federal felony, paired with an expansion of wiretapping powers that would allow enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on private communications in order to investigate suspected copyright violations, something previously only allowed for serious crimes, such as suspected terrorism and use of… Read more