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OTW election news: make your voice heard

Results of the OTW 2016 election are now available, along with a message to members: https://goo.gl/zBkOtd
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This Week in Fandom: #ThreeFictionalCharacters, AfterEllen mourning, and solo fandom adventures: https://goo.gl/LqE8a8
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OTW's Finance Committee provides an update on our 2016 budget, and schedules a chat for October 2 to answer your questions: https://goo.gl/iDUipZ
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This week in fandom, we're talking about representation in Overwatch, the women who love Star Trek, and Leslie Jones's contagious joy! https://goo.gl/OT1XOf
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Spotlight on Open Doors


Nancy D.

“In our Star Trek Collection we have a piece of rice with the Enterprise painted on it. I can’t imagine doing that, but it’s great. Also we just received a collection of slash zines—Star Trek mostly—all written by one woman. Her daughter never realized she had written them until after she had died. And they are annotated with her comments on other stories.”

Pete B

“This year has been wonderful with a constant flow of undergrads and grad students coming to see “OTW” collections. Fanzines and fan fic are HOT! I’ve had 3 classes this year structured completely around fan collections, with more to come.”

Jeremy B.

“Fans, some of you may not think so, but what you create, it’s part of our shared cultural history. It has value, it has merit, it has future significance. The fanworks you create – be it fanfic, fanart, vids, filk, whatever – are important, because to understand SF&F as a whole, we need to understand not just the creations themselves, but how those creations are received. How do you respond to them as fans? How do they inspire you? What makes you passionate about them and how do you express that passion? Without knowing that, we’ll never have the whole story. YOU are part of that story.”

If you missed our Open Doors panel chat with popular culture librarians, a transcript is now available. Plus, if you own physical format fan materials please read on! https://goo.gl/SJvw4u
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Versaphile's guest post with the OTW discusses the import of several fan archives by Open Doors & has advice for other mods: https://goo.gl/tVlY6F
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Transformative Works and Cultures Issue 22 is now out! Read articles on Star Trek, Anime fan vids, Star Wars, Sherlock, Bronies, Once Upon a Time, Hillary Clinton & much more: https://goo.gl/0dn7a5
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We're recruiting staff for our Support, Communications, and Abuse Committees. Read on if you're interested, or help us by signal-boosting! https://goo.gl/vlrCgY
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This week in fandom: Why people create fanworks, "professional fans," and Warner Bros. reports its own sites as illegal: http://goo.gl/7RMLqF
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Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said

In Five Things Alison Watson lets us know what it’s like to work for OTW’s Open Doors project & why she volunteered. http://goo.gl/GMZV57

Plus don’t forget our Open Doors chat on the 18th!

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