Fanlore is appealing for help in an urgent effort to assist fans affected by the disappearance of free sites on FortuneCity, an early Internet website provider that hosted many personal fanfic websites and small archives due to its free accounts. In conjunction with the more clearly communicated Geocities fadeout a few years ago, this action on Fortunecity's part has meant the loss of another chunk of fannish history.
Fanlore is hosting the website addresses of the now deleted sites. Knowing the addresses to old sites gives fans searching for them a chance to recover and access the content once held there by going through the Wayback Machine.
Report, Survey Research
To everyone following news on the OTW's Survey we conducted last month, we wanted to not only provide you with some more results, but also lay out our plan going forward in terms of
1) What we can release;
2) How quickly we can release it;
3) What sort of schedule you can expect.
News of Note, Music, Television, Fandoms
Here's a roundup of stories about the importance of fandom that might be of interest to fans:
News of Note, Fanfiction , Music, Sports, Fan Videos
Here's a roundup of stories about the changing nature of fandom that might be of interest to fans:
Gender and Sexuality, News of Note, Gaming, Sports, Television, Fandoms
Here's a roundup of stories about gendered aspects of fandom that might be of interest to fans:
News of Note, Movies, Music, Fandoms, Technology
Here's a roundup of stories about rare fandom activities that might be of interest to fans:
Report, Survey Research
The OTW Community Survey closed on Thursday 2nd May after its two-week run. An amazing 5986 people responded, which surpasses our wildest expectations. We'd like to thank everyone who took it and who helped to spread the word for making it such a huge success! We'd also like to apologise for the delay in posting about our preliminary results. We had originally intended for this post to go up the day after the survey closed, but unfortunately the mass of data involved and some unexpected commitments on the part of some key staffers meant that we weren't able to do this. We're sorry that we didn't post an update about the delay -- improving our processes to cover stuff like this is one of the things we're still working on. Thank you for your patience and your overwhelming response to the survey!
Announcement, Open Doors
Sentinel fans remember with nostalgia how Blair moved in with Jim. We have good news for those who know and love 852 Prospect, the Sentinel Adult Fiction Archive; it's moving in with the Archive of Our Own!
In this post:
I. OTW EVENTAPALOOZA
April saw numerous activities taking place throughout the OTW which required coordinated activity from various committees and workgroups. The most notable was our incredibly successful membership drive under the leadership of our Development & Membership committee. The drive broke records in terms of funds raised -- 1,256 individual donations totaling over US$35,744. This support is both welcomed and necessary to sustain the OTW's projects and help the organization continue developing resources for fans.
Conferences, Gender and Sexuality, News of Note, Fanart, Movies
Here's a roundup of stories about women in fandom that might be of interest to fans: