Results of the 2022 Board Election

The Elections Committee would like to thank all of our candidates for their hard work in this year’s election. With that, we are pleased to present the results of the 2022 Election. The following candidates (in alphabetical order) have been officially elected to the Board of Directors: Heather McGuire Natalia Gruber As previously advised, the Board of Directors is sorry to announce that director E. Anna Szegedi, elected in 2021, stepped down from her position on the Board prior to the 2022 election. We are grateful for E. Anna Szegedi’s service and thank her for her work and dedication. To fill the vacant seat, the… Read more

July 2022 Newsletter, Volume 169

I. FANDOM IN COLOR AT FANLORE In July, Fanlore had a great Fandom in Color themed month, featuring pages of all kinds related to characters of color; events and communities that celebrate them; and articles, discussions, and fan activism around race and fandom. You can check out all of the great pages and topics Fanlore highlighted using the Fandom in Color dedicated tag on Tumblr. (Or #FandominColor if Twitter is your preference!) Fanlore also held a Discord editing chat on the same theme that gave rise to some excellent discussion, edits and new pages — thanks to everyone who came along! II. AT THE AO3… Read more

2022 OTW Board Voting Now Open!

The election has opened! Every OTW member who joined between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022 should have a ballot by now. If you didn’t get one, please check your spam folder first, then contact us via our contact form. Please note that your donation receipt will be dated in US Eastern Time, so if your donation is listed after 19:59 on June 30, 2022 on the receipt, you won’t be eligible to vote. If you are unsure whether your donation was made before the deadline, please contact our Development and Membership Committee by using the contact form on our website and selecting “Is… Read more

The OTW is Recruiting for Fanlore and AO3 Tag Wranglers

Do you have graphic design skills and enjoy creating social media content? Are you interested in social media, community management or outreach? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting! We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for: Fanlore Graphic Designer – closing 17 August 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications are received Fanlore Social Media & Outreach Volunteer – closing 17 August 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 40 applications are received Tag Wrangling Volunteer – closing 17 August 2022 at 23:59 UTC or after 120 applications are received Tag Wrangling Volunteer (Chinese) – closing 17 August 2022 at 23:59 UTC or… Read more

OTW Signal, August 2022

Every month in OTW Signal we’ll take a look at stories that connect to the OTW’s mission and projects, including legal, technology, academic, fannish history, and preservation issues that are important for fandom, fan culture or transformative works. In the News A recent article celebrating Pride and game modding gave an unexpected shoutout to OTW’s academic journal, Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC):