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Meet the new OTW Board candidates! Read their manifestos, submit questions, and attend upcoming chats.
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OTW volunteers needed for Communications, Strategic Planning, Tag Wrangling, and Accessibility, Design & Technology. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1tWcZP0
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Celebrate fan art! Gallery shows Joss Whedon-inspired work, and Walking Dead art and a new French fan documentary earn thanks and kudos. Read more
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The OTW 2014 election will be uncontested, with 3 open seats and 3 candidates. Learn more about them here: http://bit.ly/1w29Rn6
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‪‎Fanlore‬ contributors new and old, you're invited to our editing chat! Meet Wiki staffers, gardeners, and fellow editors, and find out more about how you can help develop the entries on Fanlore!
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OTW Legal needs to hear from fan video makers about their work. DMCA exemption renewal time is coming up!: http://bit.ly/1nYB637
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AO3 needs staffers for their Support Committee -- do you like helping users? Let us know or pass this on!
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Fanlore's Stub September was a smash, we battled for the Net, AO3 improved search & FAQs, plus the OTW reached year 7: http://bit.ly/1vHHL2p

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"I would love racial/ethnic and gender inclusivity in nerd culture. It's very important that we see ourselves in comic books, TV shows, tech industries, science conventions, and several other industries that tend to marginalize women of color. However, I'm not completely against creating your own nerd space. Black Girl Nerds was created because of the lack of representation within our subculture. I believe taking the initiative to create your own space is what helps foster growth in spaces that are less diverse."

OTW talks with Jamie Broadnax about nerd culture, fandom blogging, inclusivity, and what excites her right now.
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Whether Supernatural fan fiction, Doctor Who at the library, or Minecraft guidebooks—fandom has young people reading!