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OTW Legal staffers participated in the #SDCC "Fandom is My Fandom" panel, and we've got video!
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Does fannish enthusiasm actually break business models? Or does it support new kinds of production? http://bit.ly/1g5lqZh
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The OTW is recruiting Internationalization & Outreach and Tag Wrangling staff. Click if you're interested, or help us spread the word.
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Did gaming create genderswapping? Do their petitions help? Plus, fandom demographics can be surprising: http://bit.ly/1GtSBKH
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Turning pro doesn’t mean people forget they’re still fans. Also fandoms & character arcs can endure: http://bit.ly/1LqVKS8
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Are there particular story themes that draw you in? For me, a story about memory will do it almost every time.


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Gamers want to be able to preserve abandoned games & tech brands aren't the only way to find fandom
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OTW Legal Staffer Rebecca Tushnet was among those interviewed for the new fandom documentary, Fanarchy. Fan Film Follies reported that it will premiere on July 19th, 2015 on the network Epix. "Fanarchy explores the rise of fan culture and the ways in which modern fandom is challenging the Hollywood system by becoming a creative force in its own right. Questions are raised about copyright, intellectual property and the concept of originality in a re-mix culture.


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The very best animated shows and movies have almost always been written with both grown-ups and kids in mind. Even those old Looney Tunes shorts often said a lot about people or society. Now, Pixar’s new movie “Inside Out” is getting some recognition for dealing with some important and complex concepts.

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Fans already have many definitions for fanfic, but now everyone’s getting in on comparisons to it http://bit.ly/1fqWriL

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