The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.

  • The OTW Succeeds Because of You

    Tags: Development & Membership Committee, Financial Support, OTW Sections, Event

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    The Organization for Transformative Works is completely, totally, 100% supported by fans like you. Without you there would be no Archive of Our Own, no Fanhackers, no Fanlore, no Legal Advocacy, and no Open Doors.

    There’s no other way to say it: we need you.

    Your participation supports our ongoing costs. Your generosity purchases new and upgraded hardware. At the end of the day, the OTW succeeds because of you.

  • OTW Board Reports on 2014 Retreat

    Tags: OTW Board, OTW Sections, Spotlight

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    Along with the Strategic Planning committee and delegates from the Legal and Volunteers & Recruiting committees, the OTW Board of Directors had a productive and encouraging retreat in Silver Spring, Maryland this past weekend. We packed a lot of intense discussions into three days of meetings, and it was also a welcome opportunity to meet some of our colleagues in person. The Strategic Planning committee in particular put in a lot of work before and during the retreat, and we are very grateful for their efforts and for everyone’s participation.

    The Board of Directors is disappointed to announce that Anna Genoese resigned her position with the OTW after the conclusion of the retreat. We would like to thank Anna for her service on the Board and to the OTW. Director Andrea Horbinski will be taking over Anna’s role as Secretary of the Board for the remainder of the 2014 term.

  • Chat with Support (in multiple languages!)

    Tags: Archive of Our Own, Support Committee, Event

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    AO3 Support staffers are the people who receive your tickets through the Support and Feedback form and try to respond as soon as possible to register your feature suggestion, pass your bug report on to our coders, or do their best to help you out with a problem. However, when it comes to explaining how to do things or why something doesn't seem to be working right, the formal back-and-forth emails of a Support request aren't always ideal.

    So Support will be holding an Open Chat session in our public chat room.

    They'll be available on Sunday, October 26, 17:00 UTC to 21:00 UTC (what time is that in my timezone?). Volunteers will be available to answer inquiries in Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. If you can't make it to this chat, another chat is planned for Sunday, December 7.