• Happy International Volunteer Managers Day!

    By Kiri Van Santen on Thursday, 5 November 2015 - 6:27pm
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    official IVMDay logo from http://volunteermanagersday.org/the-ivmday-logo/

    The fifth of November is International Volunteer Managers Day, a holiday to celebrate the people who make it possible for others to volunteer their time and energy. At the OTW, the Volunteers & Recruiting Committee works tirelessly to manage the many people who keep the OTW and its projects running. Like all OTW committee and board staff, as well as our volunteers, Volunteers & Recruiting works entirely without pay. Their myriad responsibilities include:

    • assigning tools and provides training and volunteer service resources to the rest of the organization.
    • recruiting and managing incoming volunteers, handle exiting volunteers, handle all committee set up as well as chair and staff turnover.
    • setting up tools for committees, subcommittees and workgroups, assist with internship processes, mentor volunteers in their work, and track the service of each and every volunteer throughout their time with the organization.
    • ensuring that every volunteer in the organization has the resources they need to complete their work efficiently and effectively.

    The OTW and its projects absolutely would not continue to function without the Volunteers & Recruiting Committee. On behalf of everyone at the OTW, thank you, Volunteers & Recruiting Committee!

  • Events Calendar for November

    By Kiri Van Santen on Sunday, 1 November 2015 - 7:21pm
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    Banner by caitie of curtains opening to show a stage with the words OTW Events Calendar

    Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup! 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 Conferences, Fan Events and Fests, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.

    Wizard World, famous for running huge conventions across North America, has two cons this month. The Louisville con is being held from 6–8 November, and features Stephen Amell, Ben McKenzie, Bruce Campbell. Reno Wizard Con runs from 20 November to the 22nd (Fri-Sat-Sun) and features geek celebs like Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, Adam West and Burt Ward, and Adventure Time's Jeremy Shada!

    FANdom Con 'is a predominantly anime based convention that also caters to fans of comics, video games and sci-fi.' This year's event will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach from 6-8 November.

    If you have requests for research participation, please view our policy for inclusion at our website.

    The OTW encourages anyone to submit an event that's not already listed, and to check out the calendar throughout the year!

  • Elections 2015 Q&A and Chats

    By Kiri Van Santen on Friday, 16 October 2015 - 5:09pm
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    Banner by Diane of a 3 line checkbox with the choices 'OTW', 'Elections News' and a checkmark next to 'Make your voice heard'

    The Elections season is still in full swing! This post has the full round-up of the candidates’ answers to your questions, as well as dates and times for the public chats.


    There will be five public chats, all of which will last 90 minutes. Four of them will have three candidates in attendance, and the final chat will have all six–so each candidate will attend three chats total. Chats will take place in our public chatroom.

    They are scheduled for:

    During these chats, OTW members and volunteers will have the opportunity to ask the candidates questions not already covered in their manifestos, bios, and Q&A, as well as to ask individual questions of specific candidates. If anyone isn’t able to ask all their questions by the end of a given chat, they’ll have an hour to submit their questions via the Elections form; Elections staffers will submit the questions to candidates either at future chats or separately to be added to the chat transcript.

    We hope that you can join us for one or all of these chats!


    When we posted the Board candidates’ bios and manifestos, we asked the public to submit additional questions for them. Once again, our sincere thanks to everyone who did so! We have been posting groups of questions as the candidates finished them, and the process is now complete.

    The following is a list of the topics covered by the questions. Clicking on a topic will take you to the tag containing all the candidates' answers on that topic.

    To navigate answers by individual candidate, please use the links below:

    To read all the posts regarding Q&A, simply select the Q&A 2015 tag. You can also read more about the Q&A process.

  • Ett lyckligt slut

    By Priscilla Del Cima on Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 12:04am
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    Fandom-smaken är som baken

    Hej, alla fans!

    De senaste dagarna har varit spännande för oss alla! Men allt gott har ett slut. Och det här slutet är ett lyckligt slut!

    Det här är det sista meddelandet i oktoberkampanjen 2015. Vi vill tacka er alla för ert fantastiska stöd. Tillsammans har vi fått ihop 170 000 US$! 7 770 givare har gett en generös gåva till OTW under veckan. Tack vare fans som er som har gett gåvor och spridit information kan OTW medverka till att fandomkulturen och verk av fans hålls levande.

    Ert stöd hjälper OTW att fortsätta med sitt uppdrag att uppmuntra och stödja det engagemang som finns och de aktiviteter som görs av fans som er själva, och det är tack vare er som den här kampanjen har fått ett lyckligt slut. Tack så väldigt mycket.

    Organisationen för Transformativa Verk

    P.S. Här är en förhandstitt på vad vi har på gång åt er under de kommande månaderna:

    En filmaffisch med en inslagen present och orden

    Denna nyhetspost översattes av OTW’s översättarvolontärer. För att lära dig mer om vårt arbete, besök sidan för Översättning på transformativeworks.org.

  • Happy Ending

    By Janita Burgess on Thursday, 15 October 2015 - 12:01am
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    Different Tropes for Different Folks – OTW Membership Drive October 2015

    Hello, fans,

    It’s been an exciting few days for all of us! But all good things come to an end. And this ending is a happy one!

    This is the final message of the October 2015 drive. We want to thank you for all your amazing support. Together we raised US$ 170,000! 7,770 donors generously gave to the OTW this week. Because of fans like you who donated and spread the word, the OTW can help keep fanworks and fandom culture thriving.

    Your backing helps the OTW continue its mission to encourage and support the passion and activities of fans like yourself, and it's because of you that this campaign has had a happy ending. Thank you so much.

    The Organization for Transformative Works

    P.S. Here's a sneak peek at what we’ve got in store for you in the coming months:

    Coming soon

  • 해피 엔딩

    By Priscilla Del Cima on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 9:13pm
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    각인각색 이야기

    팬 여러분 안녕하세요,

    최근 며칠은 저희에게 정말 즐거운 시간이였습니다. 하지만 안타깝게도 모든 즐거운 일들엔 끝이 있습니다. 그리고 지금의 끝은 해피엔딩입니다!

    이 메세지는 이번 2015년 10월 모금운동의 마지막 메세지 입니다. 엄청난 지원에 감사드립니다. 이번 모금 운동을 통해 저희는 7700 명의 팬 여러분으로부터 US$170,000을 모을수 있었습니다! 기부해주시고 소식을 전해주시는 팬 여러분 덕분에 OTW는 팬 문화를 번성시키고 팬 작품들을 보존할수 있습니다.

    여러분의 지원덕분에 OTW는 여러분과 같은 팬들의 열정적인 활동들을 격려하고 지원할수 있습니다. 이 캠페인이 해피엔딩으로 끝날수 있는 이유는 여러분 덕분입니다. 정말로 감사합니다.

    사랑을 듬뿍 담아,
    변형적 작품 단체 드림

    P.S. 저희가 다음달을 위해 준비해 놓은 것의 예고편을 드립니다.

    개봉 박두

    이 뉴스는 OTW의 자원봉사자가 번역했습니다. 저희에 대해 궁금하다면 번역팀의 OTW 페이지를 방문해주세요.

  • Un Lieto Fine

    By Priscilla Del Cima on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 9:05pm
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    Temi diversi per persone diverse

    Cari fan,

    Gli ultimi giorni sono stati davvero emozionanti per tutti noi! Anche le cose belle, però, hanno una fine. E il nostro è un lieto fine!

    Questo è l’ultimo messaggio della Chiamata alle Iscrizioni di ottobre 2015. Vogliamo ringraziarvi tutti per il vostro incredibile supporto. Insieme abbiamo raccolto 170.000 US$! 7.770 donatori hanno generosamente contribuito a OTW questa settimana. Grazie ai fan che, come voi, hanno fatto donazioni e aiutato a spargere la voce, OTW può continuare a far prosperare i fanwork e la cultura del fandom.

    Il vostro supporto aiuta OTW a continuare la sua missione: incoraggiare e sostenere la passione e le attività di fan come voi. È solo grazie a voi che questa campagna ha avuto un lieto fine. Vi ringraziamo dal profondo del cuore.

    Con affetto,
    Organizzazione per i Lavori Trasformativi

    P.S. Ecco un’anteprima di quello che abbiamo in serbo per voi nei prossimi mesi:


    Questo post è stato tradotto dai traduttori volontari di OTW. Per saperne di più sul nostro lavoro, visita la pagina di Traduzione su transformativeworks.org.

  • Um Final Feliz

    By Priscilla Del Cima on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 9:01pm
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    Campanha de outubro de 2015 da OTW: Cada fã com Sua História

    Olá, fãs!

    Foram dias agitados para todxs nós! Mas tudo o que é bom chega ao fim. E este é um final feliz!

    Esta é a mensagem final da campanha de outubro de 2015. Nós queremos agradecer vocês por todo seu incrível apoio. Juntxs arrecadamos US$ 170 mil! 7.700 contribuintes doaram com generosidade à OTW durante essa semana. É graças a fãs como você que doaram e divulgaram a campanha que a OTW pode ajudar a manter obras de fã e cultura de fandom prosperando.

    Seu suporte ajuda a OTW a continuar sua missão de encorajar e apoiar a paixão e atividades de fãs como você e é por causa de você que essa campanha alcançou esse final feliz.

    Muito obrigadx.

    Organização para Obras Transformativas

    P.S. Aqui está uma prévia do que teremos em estoque para você nos próximos meses:

    Em breve

    Esta notícia foi traduzida pela equipe voluntária de tradução da OTW. Para saber mais sobre o nosso trabalho, visite a página da Tradução no site transformativeworks.org.

  • Szczęśliwe zakończenie

    By Oriontsuki on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 8:59pm
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    Dla każdego coś miłego


    Ostatnie parę dni było ekscytujące dla nas wszystkich! Ale wszystko, co dobre, musi dobiec końca. A to zakończenie jest szczęśliwe!

    Oto ostatnia wiadomość promocji członkowskiej października 2015. Chcielibyśmy podziękować wam wszystkim za niesamowite wsparcie. Razem zebraliśmy 170 000 USD! 7700 darczynców hojnie obdarowało OTW w ciągu tego tygodnia. Dzięki takim fanom jak wy, którzy obdarowali nas i rozpowszechniali informacje, OTW może nadal pomagać w rozwoju twórczości i kultury fanowskiej.

    Wasze wsparcie pomaga OTW kontynuować swoją misję, by zachęcać i wspierać pasję i działania fanów takich jak wy, i to właśnie dzięki wam ta kampania ma szczęśliwe zakończenie. Bardzo wam dziękujemy.

    Organizacja na rzecz Twórczości Przeobrażonej

    P.S. Oto zapowiedź jednego z projektów, które mamy dla was w zanadrzu na nadchodzące miesiące:

    Już wkrótce

    Ten post został przetłumaczony przez wolontariuszy OTW. By dowiedzieć się więcej o naszej pracy, odwiedź stronę Komisji Tłumaczeń na transformativeworks.org.

  • Un final feliz

    By Oriontsuki on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 - 8:58pm
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    Diferentes tropos para diferentes grupos

    Hola fans:

    ¡Estos días han sido muy emocionantes para todxs! Sin embargo, si bien todo lo bueno se acaba, ¡nuestra historia tiene un final feliz!

    Este es el último mensaje de la campaña de membresía de octubre 2015. Queremos agradecerles su increíble apoyo. Juntxs logramos recaudar US$170000! Esta semana, 7700 donantes generosamente dieron a la OTW (Organización para las Obras Transformativas). Gracias a fans como tú, que donaron y corrieron la voz, la OTW puede ayudar a que las obras de fans y la cultura fandomera continúen prosperando.

    Con tu respaldo, la OTW puede continuar su misión de promover y apoyar la pasión fandomera y las actividades de fans como tú. Es por esta razón que nuestra campaña ha tenido un final feliz. ¡Muchas gracias!

    Con cariño,
    La OTW

    P.S. Echa un vistazo a lo que tenemos reservado para tí en los próximos meses:

    Un cartel que lee

    Esta publicación fue traducida por el equipo de traducción de la OTW. Si deseas saber más acerca de nuestro trabajo, visita la página de Traducción en transformativeworks.org.


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