We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2017 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2017. 2017 was a positive year for the OTW, and we’d like to thank each of our members, donors, staff, and volunteers for their hard work and support.
I. EMOJI FOR ALL!
This month, Accessibility, Design & Technology and Systems collaborated on a week-long process to update AO3’s database encoding. This was a big project with a big result: the AO3 now allows for an extended character set in all languages and, including ALL THE EMOJI! We’re delighted to have implemented the update and are looking forward to seeing new emoji-filled fanworks. (more…)
I. Happy Anniversary!
There were two major anniversaries this September. The first one was the 11th anniversary of the founding of the OTW. Communications celebrated this with some fun graphics and a scavenger hunt trivia contest where people searched for information about the OTW’s projects over the past year. Congratulations to MemeKon, who won the contest and will be receiving a copy of Check, Please! Year 2.
The other anniversary was that of Transformative Works and Cultures. The TWC committee published the 10th anniversary issue of the scholarly journal, Volume 28: The Future of Fandom. Just in time for this release, the journal got a shiny new server. Thanks to everyone for your patience while we settle into our new home and fix a couple issues. (more…)