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This Week in Fandom, Volume 84

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you see Deadpool 2 this weekend? How about Solo: A Star Wars Story? Deadpool ruled the box office, according to cnet, but there’s no denying the roguish charm of Lan–I mean Han. Warning: Some of the links in this section contain racist language, threats of violence, and mention of suicide and rape. Please proceed with caution. This week kicked off with a Buzzfeed News article about racism in the BTS ARMY. The article tells the stories of 14 black BTS fans who have experienced racism in fannish… Read more

OTW Guest Post: Agnese Pietrobon

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing 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. Agnese Pietrobon is an independent scholar in fandom studies with a master’s degree in social psychology and psychology of communication. She is currently president… Read more

This Week in Fandom, Volume 79

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you see that the 2018 Hugo Award nominations have been announced? There are some pretty awesome nominees this year, including the recently deceased Ursula K. Le Guin, nominated for her work No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, and fan writer Foz Meadows, who recently did a guest post with the OTW. This past week included The Day of All Days for the internet–April Fool’s. There were many jokes, pranks, games, and minor disasters to be found. There were a few standout highlights, including Google Maps… Read more

Transformative Works and Cultures Vol. 26

Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 26. The essays in this March 15, 2018, issue focus on Social TV Fandom and the Media Industries, guest edited by Myles McNutt. This exciting issue contains essays about Sleepy Hollow, The 100, Wynonna Earp, and Twin Peaks: The Return fans and fan engagement. To discuss the “social” in “social TV,” contributors discuss use of Twitter, #hashtags, and emoticons. Also featured is an interview with Flourish Klink of Chaotic Good Studios. The next issue of TWC, No. 27, is a guest-edited issue on Tumblr and Fandom. It will appear on June 15, 2018. We welcome Symposium articles for… Read more

This Week in Fandom, Volume 75

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, Joss Whedon’s Firefly is being continued as a series of novels. Tell us if you’re excited for it in the comments! Happy #28DaysOfBlackCosplay! As Syfy Wire summarizes, #28DaysOfBlackCosplay takes place throughout February alongside Black History Month, and it is meant to bring positive visibility to black cosplayers and draw attention not just to black history but also to black fans’ present-day accomplishments. Cosplayer Chaka Cumberbatch-Tinsley began the month-long movement in 2015, and it’s taken place annually across social media and fannish communities ever since.