TWC Editor Kristina Busse: Special Guest At WriterCon

Transformative Works and Cultures editor Kristina Busse was one of the special guests at WriterCon 2009, where she gave several talks, including the keynote, Affect and the Individual Fan:The Role of Genre and Tropes in Writer Creativity and Reader Engagement, and a presentation on “Genderswap and Feminism”. Kristina also gave a talk about the OTW for a panel called, “If You Build It, They Will Come: How the Internet Builds Communities Around Fanfic”: the full text of this overview is now available online.

Job Search: ADT Archivist

Job: ADT Archivist

Description: Our wonderful Documentation committee needs a volunteer to assist with the Accessibility, Design, & Technology committee meeting minutes. ADT is so prolific, it’s getting hard to keep up! No technical knowledge is required–all you need is the ability to summarize the meetings. Volunteers will get a beta account at the Archive of Our Own.

Estimated Time Involved: A few hours a week.

How to Volunteer: Use our contact form to send us the following information:

Your name (you may provide your real name or your fannish name–please consider what you feel comfortable using both inside and outside the organization):

Your email address:

Please put “ADT Archivist” in the subject line.

All volunteers will receive an email confirming their information has been received; please give us up to five days to reply.

Anyone can contact the Volunteers & Recruiting committee at any time by using our contact form.

Job Search: CSS Coders

Job: CSS Coders

Description: The Accessibility, Design, & Technology committee is looking for CSS coders, particularly those who can make the Archive look pretty in Internet Explorer 7. Volunteer coders get Archive beta accounts!

Estimated Time Involved: As much as you can give us!

How to Volunteer: Use our contact form to send us the following information:

Your name (you may provide your real name or your fannish name–please consider what you feel comfortable using both inside and outside the organization):

Your email address:

Skill level/experience:

Please put “CSS Coder” in the subject line.

All volunteers will receive an email confirming their information has been received; please give us up to five days to reply.

Anyone can contact the Volunteers & Recruiting committee at any time by using our contact form.