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This Week in Fandom, Volume 66

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you seen the sneak peek of the 13th Doctor’s look? What do you think? Too colourful? Not colourful enough? Let us know in the comments!


Those of you who are sports fans may have noticed the reappearance of the FanSided Fandom 250 this year. Those of you with fandom-related Google Alerts set up may also have noticed it. So what the heck is it? According to this preview article, this is what’s going on: (more…)

This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom, Volume 65

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you hear about the Netflix e-mail phishing scam? Remember to always be careful when inputting sensitive information online, and if you’re unsure, contact the website to check that everything’s above board.


Do you live in the European Union? Have you heard of Article 13 of propose copyright legislation? If not, Save the Link and Open Media have your back. They’ve created an infographic FAQ that explains how Article 13 would unfairly affect users by forcing websites to use content filters during upload, a mechanism that’s being called a “censorship machine.” The Electronic Frontier Foundation has also partnered with other groups in sending an open letter to European lawmakers stating their opposition to Article 13. Help spread the world by retweeting the infographic FAQ on Twitter. (more…)