International Fanworks Day celebration, featuring fandom-themed emoji and representations of fanworks around the globe

Today is International Fanworks Day 2016

As we mentioned last month, the OTW will be hosting events for International Fanworks Day again this year across all timezones.

  1. Feedback Fest: Everyone who creates and shares fanworks loves hearing from the people who enjoyed it, so we’re hosting a Feedback Fest to celebrate the works that we love. Participate by leaving a comment to our Feedback Fest post with either your recs, or a link to your post elsewhere with your recs (use the #IFDFest tag!). Share what you love about fanworks while encouraging others to leave feedback, too. You may even win a gift.
  2. Short fanworks challenge: Get out your tablet, your laptop, or your phone and create a short fanwork on the following topic:What does your favorite character—or your favorite pairing—get fannish over? For example:
    • What happens when Hetalia’s Axis Powers and Allied Forces compete in League of Legends?
    • Has Kermit the Frog ever cosplayed as Yoda?
    • What happens when the Avengers take a break from civil war and instead take an afternoon to fan squee over Hamilton?

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Guest Post: Ash48

Banner by caitie of an OTW-themed guest access lanyard

From time to time, the OTW will be hosting guest posts on our OTW News accounts. These guests will be providing an outside perspective on the OTW or aspects of fandom where our projects may have a presence. The posts express each author’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. We welcome suggestions from fans for future guest posts, which can be left as a comment here or by contacting us directly.

Hailing from Australia, Ash48 has vidded in several fandoms but primarily for Supernatural. Along with her fandom works, she also created the Introduction to the OTW video in 2014, which explains the OTW’s projects to viewers and has been subtitled in 16 languages.. Today she talks a bit about her fandom experience and how she began vidding.

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