What We’re Doing for #IFD2023

The ninth annual International Fanworks Day (IFD) is approaching fast, and the OTW has a number of activities coming up soon to recognize it! Check out the list below to learn what we’re doing to celebrate and how you can get involved.

1. Fanworks Challenge

Last month, we invited you to join our When Fandoms Collide-themed fanworks challenge by creating crossovers and fandom fusions. You can join in by making fic, art, vids, headcanons, and more!

Tag your creations #IFD2023 or #IFDChallenge2023 on social media, or use the International Fanworks Day 2023 tag on AO3. We look forward to seeing what you concoct!

2. Feedback Fest

Is there a crossover or fandom fusion by your favorite AO3 creator that you love? Share it on social media with the tag #IFD2023 or #IFDChallenge2023! On February 12, we’ll also be making a post where you can give your fellow fans recommendations all in one place.

3. Fanlore Challenge

The festivities aren’t just on AO3: Fanlore, the OTW’s fannish history and culture wiki, will be celebrating as well! The challenge runs February 13-19 and involves a new editing challenge to complete every day. To participate, refer to the IFD 2023 Fanlore Challenge page for more information.

4. Games and Fan Chat

Between 21:00 UTC on February 14 (what time is that for me?) and 3:00 UTC on February 16 (what time is that for me?), English-speaking OTW volunteers will be hosting a chatroom with fannish games in the OTW’s official Discord server. We’ll be playing Trivia, 20 Questions, Lyrics Round Robin, and more!

We’ll post a link to the server and a full schedule of activities on the 14th.


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