International Fanworks Day

Thanks for Participating in IFD 2018

Sadly International Fanworks Day (IFD) has now come to an end, but there are plenty of things to remember and revisit!

1) There are over 500 fanworks in many fandoms recced here and elsewhere for Feedback Fest, so check out those comments!

Congratulations to our prize winners: Imandra_Pipkin, Tactile, Kangofu_CB and CaothicTinyPaws

We have signal boosted a number of #IFDShare and #IFDFest posts across our news outlets so see if yours is among them!

2) To those of you who contributed to our Short Fanworks Challenge it’s been great seeing all the clever ways people have addressed the prompt! 234 works have been posted at AO3 as part of #IFDShare.

Congratulations to our prize winners: Pinkwebby, KiraH69, dragonofdispair and owls_and_horses

3) We only retweeted a few of the many contributions to #WhatFanworksMeantoMe on Twitter but it was great to see them all!

4) We had over 700 visitors to our chat and game room during our 29 hour party and it was great to talk with you. Our first session of Lyrics Round Robin players came up with a fun rewrite of “Shut Up and Dance”:

I don’t want to look back
At all those old OTPs
I said “This ship is crack.
Shut up and write with me!”
This pairing is my OTP
She said “Ooohhh!
Procrastinate with me!”

We stayed up all that night
The writing with our computer’s light
Helpless to the angst, and the fluff so light!
We are bound for multichapter
Bound for multichapter!

She wrote it down
I don’t know how it happened
We took the pen and she worooooote!

“Don’t you dare rewrite
My old OTP!
I know the sky is black
But sleep is for the weak!
This grouping is my OT3!”
She said “Ooohhh!
Shut up and write with me!”

Some comfy sweats and my cozy sheets
Lying down listening to my MP3
Seeing the comments fills me with glee!
I knew we were soulbonded forever
Me and fic together

I’m on chapter 40
I don’t know how it happened
I haven’t slept and I knooooooow!

Oh dont you dare stop writing
Just look at your screen
I have so many ideas
I just can’t stick to one theme
This AU is meant to be
She said “Ooohhh!
Shut up and write with me!”

I couldn’t write
I don’t know how it happened
Then writer’s block set me freeeeeee!

I just passed out
I don’t know how it happened
I woke up and yelled “NOOOOOOO”

Oh don’t you dare flame me
Leave concrit only please!
I need a beta bad
So won’t you come and write with me!
This fansite is my home now, see?
So I said “Ooohhh!
Won’t you all come write with me?”

What’s gonna happen next?
Oh, it’s like 4:30
I should probably sleep
I can’t! I have to keep reading
This fic makes all of my dreams come true
It’s like whoooo
Even needs to sleep?!

And our second Round Robin session came up with a rewrite of Fooled Around and Fell in Love

I must have been through around a million vids,
I’d love ’em and I’d leave ’em alone,
I didn’t care how much they wrote, no sire/sirette/nonbinary si,
Their ships left me cold as a stone,

But then I fooled around with present tense,
I fooled around with present tense,
I fooled around with present tense,
I fooled around with present tense,

It used to be when I’d see a fandom I liked
I’d get out the Archive and type in the name,
I’d see a ton of OTP’s, but none of them matched mine,
I just fall deeper in it,

But then I fooled around with present tense,
I fooled around with present tense, since I wrote you, fanfic,
I fooled around with present tense,
I fooled around with present tense,

Read on my own, until the fandoms kick in,
But since I read you, the muse’s got a hold on me,
(Fooled around with present tense) whoo, fic’s got a hold on me now, yeah
(Fooled around with present tense) I can’t let go of you fandom,
(Fooled around with present tense) I can’t stop reading you now,
(Fooled around with present tense) Update!
‘Cause I fooled around, I fooled around, I fooled around…
Fooled around with present tense…

What’s next?

We hope any of you who missed the event this year will join us next February 15th and help spread the word about International Fanworks Day!

Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week starts soon. From February 26 to March 2, sites around the web will be talking about fair use and fair dealing, the elements of copyright law that make transformative fanworks legal. The OTW will be taking part so keep an eye on OTW News.