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Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! First, a small format change to TWIF for now, since the broader entertainment world is on hiatus: we’re going to be featuring more recommendations and events from around the internet as we all spend more time at home. There may be only so much Netflix you can watch, but fandom is full of things to create and participate in. Feel free to tell us about cool fandom things that are happening in the comments! First up, a handy primer for all the apps, services, and ways people are hanging out over… Read more
Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, are you participating in Inktober this year? Or are you more focused on getting ready for NaNoWriMo? Maybe both? Let us know in the comments! One of the big stories this week is the upcoming near-closure of Yahoo Groups. According to an article from The Daily Dot, “After [October 28], users won’t be able to upload any new content. Then on Dec. 14, virtually everything stored on Yahoo Groups (files, photos, links, polls, conversations, etc.) will be erased, although you’ll still be able to join and email groups—all… Read more
Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released this week! What did you make of it? Has it got you excited for episode IX? Let us know in the comments! The OTW was itself the subject of a major news story, as the AO3 was nominated for a Hugo award in the category of Best Related Work. Many fans have been celebrating the “nomination of our own” as evidence of fanworks’ growing legitimacy; others have taken the opportunity to praise the AO3’s hardworking developers,… Read more
Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, Oscar results! What do you think? Who was robbed? Who did you cheer for? Let us know in the comments! Many fans of the tv show The Magicians are excited this week. Warning for spoilers in this section! Vulture recently published an article about the progress of Quentin and Eliot’s relationship. Following up from last season’s episode in which they grew old together, the fifth episode of season four included a scene where both characters admit to wanting to be together.
Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 27, Tumblr and Fandom, guest edited by Lori Morimoto and Louisa Ellen Stein. The essays in this guest-edited issue focus on Tumblr and include topics such as GIF sets, Supernatural fandom, fandom tags, Ms. Marvel, and Hiddleswift. Each issue includes articles representing theory, fannish meta, and book reviews, such as the following: “Digital space and Walking Dead fandom’s Team Delusional,” by Tosha R. Taylor. “Ms. Marvel, Tumblr, and the industrial logics of identity in digital spaces,” by Christopher M. Cox “A Glee-ful collaboration: Academic networking in the Tumblr world,” by Elizabeth M. Downey, Sheryl Lyn Bundy, Connie K…. Read more