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This Week in Fandom, Volume 56

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, are you going to San Diego Comic-Con? If so, have you RSVP’d to the OTW get-together on July 20th? We hope to see you there!

The big story in fandom right now is the casting announcement for the 13th Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who. The news that Jodie Whittaker will be the first woman to play the role has been met with a lot of emotion from fans. There’s been no shortage of haters, unfortunately, but the rebuttal to them has been swift and satisfying:


OTW election news: make your voice heard

Elections 2017 Q&A and Chats

The Elections season is still in full swing! This post has links to the candidates’ answers to your questions. More will be posted in the coming days.


There will be three public chats, all of which will last 90 minutes. Two of them will have three candidates in attendance, and the first chat will have all six–so each candidate will attend two chats total. Chats will take place in our public chatroom.

They are scheduled for: