The Road Ahead

Your support has brought us a long way so far (thank you!) and this year we hope to go even further. Here’s some of what we’re looking forward to in 2016:

The Archive of Our Own (AO3) will hit several milestones in the coming year: 1,000,000 registered users, 25 million comments on works, and 20 million page views in a single day. Currently the team is focusing on upgrades to our infrastructure, laying the foundation for more improvements.

The Transformative Works and Cultures academic journal is publishing two issues this year: “The Classical Canon and/as Transformative Work” in March and a general issue in September, with a combined total of 25 fan studies essays.

Our fandom history wiki, Fanlore, is also on track to hit two huge milestones: 40,000 pages and 700,000 page edits. Join Fanlore and help write fannish history by sharing your own—add information about your favorite fandoms, ships, fanworks, and fan events.

Legal Advocacy will continue to fight to protect fandom and fanworks, filing briefs in courts and submitting policy recommendations to governments around the world in defense of fair use and transformative works, participating in discussions and conferences on copyright law, and answering questions from fans everywhere.

Donations from fans like you make all of this possible! With a donation of US$10 or more, you can join the OTW as a member; with US$50 or more, you can choose to receive an exclusive OTW thank you gift. Please help spread the word: reblog, retweet, share this post, and donate to the OTW today!


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