It’s almost election time! Being a member of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) means being able to vote for its Board of Directors. This helps affect how projects such as the Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, and Transformative Works and Cultures are run now and going forward. This year, our election for the Board of Directors will be held from August 9 to August 12, 2019. (Access the full Elections Timeline for 2019). Read More
Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s round up of things that are happening! Before we get started, did you see that Avengers: Endgame will be re-released in cinemas on June 28, in a bid to break Avatar‘s longstanding box office record? The re-release will come with a deleted scene, an introduction from Marvel’s Kevin Feige, and some new preview footage of the upcoming Spiderman: Far from Home. Is it worth going back to the cinema for? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
A few weeks ago we wrote about the television adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 novel Good Omens. Unfortunately, the series’ religious themes have proven upsetting for some viewers. This week, the US Foundation for a Christian Civilisation obtained 20,000 signatures on a petition demanding that Netflex cancel the show; which was aired, as it happens, as a one-off miniseries on Amazon Prime. Both networks got some mileage out of the mix-up: Read More
Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Kate Flanagan, who volunteers on the Fanlore Committee.
How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?
Fanlore is a wiki about fanworks and fan communities that anyone can edit. As a project of the OTW, Fanlore helps to fulfill our mission to preserve fannish history –- while also ensuring that as fans, we play an active role in the documentation of our own communities and creative activities.