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Every month or so the OTW hosts guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests provide an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly. daffodeela is a fanfiction writer who has published her fanfiction on FFN, AO3, and Wattpad since 2011. She was a crew member for a fanwork contest called Banjir… Read more
Hello and welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things that are happening. This week and last, events in fandom have largely centred on the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests and demonstrations taking place within America and around the world against racial injustice and police brutality. Racism and particularly anti-Black racism is a problem in fandoms and in fan studies as in other cultural spaces, so in the latter part of this roundup we wanted to share with you some of the links and resources that we’ve come across over the past week or so which provide ways to think… Read more
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… Read more
Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 29, titled Fans of Color, Fandoms of Color. The essays in this issue describe, interpret, and contextualize transformative works and practices by fans of color, about characters of color, or both. Fandoms include Harry Potter, Game of Thrones (via #DemThrones), The Walking Dead, Black Panther, and How to Get Away with Murder. Other essays discuss K-pop, slash, parody videos, Filipino fans, and martial arts.
Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, just a reminder for all Check, Please! fans to send us your questions for Ngozi Ukazu. You have until June 22nd to use our contact form (put “Ngozi Ukazu Guest Post” in the subject line) for your questions. Apologies for last week’s mini-hiatus. Here’s the biggest story from then, in case you missed it. Star Wars fans were recently in the spotlight due to actress Kelly Marie Tran deleting all of her Instagram posts after “months of harassment,” according to an article from E! Online. Fellow Star Wars… Read more