Strategic Planning, Report
Hello from Strategic Planning! Just a short update from us this month...
We are almost finished with the first draft of our Tag Wrangling report, and we're very excited to share it internally and receive feedback. As we mentioned in our last update, first the report will be shared with Tag Wrangling committee staff, then with the Board, then with Tag Wrangling volunteers; then it will be published publicly. Each of these groups will have the opportunity to correct factual errors in review, but not to remove or edit the summary of what was revealed by the information gathering process.
Elections, OTW Sections, Announcement
Our remaining chats with our new Board members, Andrea Horbinski, Eylul Dogruel and Franzeska Dickson are coming up. The meetings are open to all of our members and to the public. They will be held in the OTW public chatroom.
Transcript of the previous chat is now available on the elections website. This is unedited except for formatting. We reserve the right to edit, in case fannish and legal identities are accidentally linked, but this is our only reason for editing. Both members and candidates are encouraged to comment on them here.
The date and times of the remaining chats are:
Activism, Call for Papers, Fan Conventions, Open Source, Women in Technology, Event
Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of October! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event-type, such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.
Accessibility, Design, & Technology, Archive of Our Own, Tag Wrangling Committee
Hello Archive creators, users, and lovers! The days have gone by quickly, haven't they? We've got a short--but sweet--newsletter for you this month.
Cool stuff on the archive!
Anime and Manga, Books, Entertainment Industries, Gaming, Intellectual Property, Technology, News of Note
Here's a roundup of legal and technology stories that might be of interest to fans:
Elections, OTW Sections, Event
We have now scheduled three one-hour chats with our new Board members, Andrea Horbinski, Eylul Dogruel and Franzeska Dickson. The meetings are open to all of our members and to the public. They will be held in the OTW public chatroom, accessible at this link: https://fanarchive.campfirenow.com/eb4b6
Books, Fandoms, Gender and Sexuality, Movies, Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality, Sports, News of Note
Here's a roundup of fandom controversy stories that might be of interest to fans:
Elections, OTW Board, Announcement
And now for (some of) the news you've all been waiting for: the details of the OTW's 2012 Election Season.
We have great news for you: three fabulous people are joining the OTW Board! Because only three candidates came forward, we won't be holding a contested election this year. However, they are all awesome and eminently qualified for Board service. Without further ado, let's introduce them (in alphabetical order by given name).
* Andrea Horbinski
* Eylul Dogruel
* Franzeska Dickson
OTW Board, Spotlight
Spotlight on Board: In this general bi-monthly series, individual OTW Board members will talk about their work, goals, and ideas from a more personal perspective. Today's post is by Kristen Murphy.
What drew you to become involved in the OTW?
I followed the early discussions when the OTW was being formed, and I knew right away that it was something I wanted to be involved with. Here were a bunch of fans who were unashamed to assert the value of fannish creativity and willing to back up that assertion with a great deal of hard work. That was tremendously exciting to me, and it still is.
Commercial Works Authors, Fanfiction, Fannish Practices, News of Note
Here's a roundup of fanfiction stories that might be of interest to fans: