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"Fan art is also another part of fandom culture that inspires me and takes characters where I’d wish they could go but sadly did not in their original form. Fandom artists are unbelievably talented in their own way and artistic lane…whether it be canon, fantasy, AU or OTP. It’s just another way to be fulfilled by existing characters that touched us and now are being taken to another plane."

OTW guest Betsy Craig talks Hannibal fandom & the learning curve involved in launching a fan run convention: https://goo.gl/3wuKYP
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“News of the OTW bubbled up from many directions at once, most likely through my associations with Escapade, but also through an academic colleague whose partner at the time was involved. I was so excited to hear about the emergence of this fan advocacy network which brought together fannish lawyers willing to help protect our fair use rights as fans; fan scholars publishing their work through a peer-reviewed journal; fan programmers using their skills in support of the community; and of course, an archive where fans controlled what happened to their own works without the interference of web 2.0 interests.

Each of these things is important on its own terms, but taken together, this organization has been a transformative force, in all senses of the words, for fans and their rights to participate.”

For our anniversary Henry Jenkins talks fan studies, students, fandom changes over the years & why it's worth fighting for: http://goo.gl/fm19m5

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People cycle in and out of fandoms, and we lose a lot of institutional memory -— like people today not having any idea why older fans or older fics use disclaimers. Having the OTW as that institution that supports things like Fanlore, and that brings different fandoms into a space where they might interact, helps with that sort of thing...Just generally, fandom needs institutions -— we need a fanworks repository that’s not beholden to advertisers or individuals’ finances; we need an academic journal that is not beholden to the academic publishing industry; etc.

Mel Stanfill wrote about fan labor in 2014 and about femslash in 2017. Mel takes a look at fandom then & now https://goo.gl/qiUhYL
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In 2015, researcher Marina Cano asked fans to help with a survey of Jane Austen fandom. She has now published the results & has a further request for OTW followers: https://goo.gl/VvnWJA
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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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“We often think of fandom as something new and something in the hands of the audience, but my research revealed a long history of how businesses and publishers like Titbits played important roles in devising, ‘activating,’ and controlling seemingly amateur fan spaces. Perhaps this will make us think more deeply about the supposed divisions between author and fan, between corporation and individual, and between corporately controlled spaces and fan controlled spaces.”

Ann McClellan writes about Sherlock Holmes fandom in the latest issue of Transformative Works & Cultures, and tells us how fandom history was shaped. https://goo.gl/jZLjB5
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In this month's guest post, Alice Huzar is working on a fanfiction documentary & tells us how it all started with a book https://goo.gl/9njU0t
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In this month's guest post, Alice Huzar is working on a fanfiction documentary & tells us how it all started with a book https://goo.gl/9njU0t
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In today’s OTW Guest Post Jackson Bird discusses the mission & projects of the Harry Potter Alliance and what grabs him about fan conventions https://goo.gl/cVglol
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In today’s OTW Guest Post Jackson Bird discusses the mission & projects of the Harry Potter Alliance and what grabs him about fan conventions https://goo.gl/cVglol

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