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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-21 11:25 am

2017 OTW Elections Candidates Announcement

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The OTW is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2017 Election. Learn more about them and the election process here: https://goo.gl/1Fshoz
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-15 11:33 am

Transformative Works and Cultures releases No. 24

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“The coalescence of femslash as a metafandom unto itself may have paradoxically contributed to a bird's-eye view of its marginality. As we might glean from the primacy of slash as the unmarked term (denoting same-sex couples in general and male-male couples in particular), F/F remains underrepresented not only in scholarly research but also arguably in fandom overall (compared to M/M and also to het [heterosexual] and gen [nonsexual] fiction and art).

Femslash fans often frame their experience in this way, as was the case at the "Where's the F/F?" panel at the May 2015 WisCon feminist science fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The conversation took as a jumping-off point detailed statistics, compiled by destinationtoast, on fan fiction posted at Archive of Our Own.”

TWC issue No 24 on femslash fandom is out! Read about Grey's Anatomy Wynonna Earp, The 100, Orphan Black, Once Upon a Time, Kpop, Jpop & more! https://goo.gl/n59EMJ
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-14 10:47 am

The OTW is Recruiting!

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The OTW is recruiting! We're looking for:

Finance Staff
Support Staff
Development & Membership Staff
Graphics Makers
Translators for Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Norwegian, and Polish.

Please signal boost & apply today!
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-13 02:02 pm

This Week in Fandom, Volume 53

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This Week in Fandom: VividCon wrapping up, the definition of fanfiction, Super Junior controversy, and more: https://goo.gl/XWo0wv
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-11 12:13 pm

Five Things Ely Said

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In Five Things Ely discusses Harry Potter fandom as well as what she least likes to translate as an OTW volunteer https://goo.gl/pdY7aP
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-08 10:11 am

May 2017 Newsletter, Volume 113

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In the OTW May newsletter: Public talks, AO3 updates, a new Treasurer, Legal Advocacy, and more. https://goo.gl/mZYYJ5
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-06 01:04 pm

This Week in Fandom, Volume 52

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This Week in Fandom: It's all about Wonder Woman! Plus, the end of Delicious, history of fandom wank, and more! https://goo.gl/G4g10P
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-06-05 11:20 am

Hammer to Fall and Bang and Blame are Moving to the AO3

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Hammer to Fall & Bang and Blame, Blake's 7 fanfic and meta archives, are coming to the AO3! https://goo.gl/awt2O6
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-28 01:00 pm
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OTW Guest Post: Euclase

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May's OTW guest Euclase talks fanart, the power of fandom & the importance of community https://goo.gl/Wt2BAJ
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-23 04:05 pm

This Week in Fandom, Volume 51

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This Week in Fandom: Callout culture, femslash as cult fandom, Yuri on Ice happenings, WhedonCon, and more! https://goo.gl/WSPpFf
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-22 11:08 am

Daire’s Fanfic Refuge and HL Raven’s Nest are coming to the AO3

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Two Highlander fanfic archives, Daire’s Fanfic Refuge and HL Raven’s Nest, are being imported to AO3: https://goo.gl/xvj5uI
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-17 10:13 am
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OTW Legal on the Overturned FCC Internet Privacy Regulations

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OTW Legal discusses changes in how ISPs can handle your data https://goo.gl/7gUeGj
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-16 01:15 pm

This Week in Fandom, Volume 50

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This week in fandom: Syfy rebrand, Overwatch shipwars, UK polifandom, and more! https://goo.gl/oSAA86
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-14 10:02 am

Five Things Rebecca Sentance Said

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In Five Things, Rebecca reveals the OTW committee that's a haven for word nerds & how it helps AO3 users enjoy the site https://goo.gl/u3fzvZ
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-09 12:27 pm

This Week in Fandom, Volume 49

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This week in Fandom: JK Rowling apologizes for killing Snape, how to spot fake news in fandom, and more! https://goo.gl/NS12hj
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-08 11:54 am
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April 2017 Newsletter, Volume 112

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In the OTW April newsletter: Membership Drive success, #Fanlore hosts April Showers, Ao3 hits 3 million fanworks, and more!



https://goo.gl/ZlyaaZ



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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-07 10:18 am

Death-Marked Love is Moving to the AO3

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Death-Marked Love, a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own: https://goo.gl/UMheDl
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-06 11:07 am

Join the OTW at WhedonCon 2017

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Join OTW on May 19th at 6pm as part of Los Angeles area‘s Whedon Con 2017. We’ll answer questions about our projects & discuss what fans need to know about copyright law: https://goo.gl/In0xza
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-04 12:31 pm

EU Commission Copyright Plans: How You Can Help

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Proposed EU copyright law would censor content as it's uploaded to websites. Find out how you can help stop this: https://goo.gl/QO8mW1
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[personal profile] otw_staff2017-05-02 02:34 pm

This Week in Fandom, Volume 48

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This week in fandom: Captain America controversy, how American Gods is fanfiction, and fan activism with the Harry Potter Alliance: https://goo.gl/uWA3sU