The Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) is a nonprofit organization run by and for fans to provide access to and preserve the history of fanworks and fan cultures.

  • OTW Fannews: Keepers of the Flame

    Tags: Books, Fandoms, Fanfiction, Fannish Communities, Music, Sports, Television, News of Note

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      At Nerd Reactor Genevieve LeBlanc wrote about the joy of fandom. "It was Simon Pegg that said that being a geek was 'a license to proudly emote on a somewhat childish level rather than behave like a supposed adult. Being a geek is extremely liberating.' For me, it means I have the ability to take joy from small moments like these. The happiness is disproportional to the actual significance of the event; I got immense entertainment with friends about two Coke bottles sharing names with fictional characters. It’s absolutely meaningless, but being a nerd means that it gets to make me happy. And who can deny the benefit of a little extra happiness in our lives?"

    • OTW Fannews: Fandom Effects

      Tags: Books, Fan Videos, Fanfiction, Fanfilms, Movies, News of Note

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    • Film School Rejects hosted an article discussing how fandom is affecting movie media sites. "The upsides to all of this are obvious if you’re the kind of fan who loves scoops, behind-the-scenes rumors, set photos, and every element of The Possible. The downsides are less obvious...The first is that conversations about older movies (including stuff from way, way back in 2014) are muted, and, in some cases, harder to find...The second is that we’re all asking to be lied to. In the past decade, movie news has devolved from done deals to rumors."

    • The OTW is Recruiting Journal Staff and Journal and Translation Volunteers

      Tags: Journal Committee, Translation Committee, Announcement

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      We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Internationalization & Outreach Staff and Tag Wranglers.

      Today, we're excited to announce the opening of applications for:

      • Journal Committee Staff: Production Assistant - closing 24 August 2015 UTC
      • Journal Committee Volunteer: Layout Editor - closing 24 August 2015 UTC
      • Translation Volunteer - closing 24 August 2015

      We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don't see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

      All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

      If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.