The OTW is excited to be hosting a fan meetup and outreach event at the San Diego Comic Con. The meetup will be held at the Tequila Bar & Grille at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina on Wednesday, July 17, 8:00-9:30pm. Complimentary margaritas, sodas, and chips and salsa will be provided. The event will also feature games, opportunities to socialize with other fans, and prize giveaways. A Comic Con registration is not required to attend. Suggested donation is $5 per person. More information will be made available as the event gets closer.
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The Organization for Transformative Works was officially founded on September 5, 2007. Today, the OTW celebrates six amazing years of serving and advocating for fans.
By .Curtis Jefferson on Thursday, 21 February 2013 - 4:40pmMessage type:Tags:
The OTW's first membership drive of the year will run from 3-9 April 2013. This year's theme is "Fandom is Love" and will feature posts about fandom and the OTW by current staff and volunteers as well as other supporters of the organization.
While the OTW runs two week-long membership drives each year, we accept donations and new members year-round. A donation of 10 USD or greater confers membership in the organization for one year from the date of donation and the right to vote in Board of Directors elections. Check out the Support the OTW page for more information.
By Claudia Rebaza on Friday, 7 September 2012 - 3:19pmMessage type:Tags:
While fans are welcome to edit Fanlore at any time of the year, Stub September is a month-long challenge for anyone, newcomers and seasoned Fanlore editors alike, to pick a stub and expand on it. A stub is an article on Fanlore that is under-developed and missing important information. Right now, there are nearly 1800 existing pages on Fanlore that are already identified as stubs. You’re invited to find a page where you know something about the topic, and edit the page to add your new information.
In addition to the identified stubs, there are also pages that are missing specific examples to define or illustrate the page topic. This category, examples wanted, is much shorter and needs more specific information. If you know of any examples, just add them to the page.
By Claudia Rebaza on Saturday, 19 May 2012 - 7:43pmMessage type:Tags:
Meet with staff from Open Doors, and ask about their processes in importing archive content to the AO3! Their next project is an import for the Sentinel fandom of 852 Prospect.
The chat will be held in the OTW's Public Discussion room on Campfire: https://fanarchive.campfirenow.com/room/107760
By Claudia Rebaza on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 - 12:56amMessage type:Tags:
Here at the OTW, preserving fannish history is a central part of our mission! We're proud to be able to offer fans a place to host their works on the Archive of Our Own, and tell their own fannish histories on Fanlore. This month, bring us fannish April showers by digging out those old zines, memories of past cons, archived personal webpages, tales of shipwars and fannish events, works on slowly-decaying archives, and more! Upload your old works to the AO3 and tell your tales on Fanlore.
By Claudia Rebaza on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 - 12:51amMessage type:Tags:
By Claudia Rebaza on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 - 12:27amMessage type:Tags:
This is a 2 hour chat where the OTW Tag Wrangling Committee is inviting people to find out about wrangling, or ask about tags at the Archive of Our Own. It will take place on the 22nd of April, 1900-2100 UTC.
The event will be held in the Public Discussion room of the Campfire site.
The committee will be holding additional open houses later in the year, at different times, so that people in different timezones have a chance to attend.
By .allison morris on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 - 11:59amMessage type:Tags:
Our second official public chat with the six candidates for the OTW Board of Directors will be held approximately twenty hours from now, from 8pm to 9pm UTC on 26 October 2011 (find out what time that is in your location). The chat will be held in the OTW public discussion chatroom, accessible at this link: https://fanarchive.campfirenow.com/e79cc
For those who can't make it, a transcript of the chat will be made available as both text and screenshots on the elections website, linked at the top of our candidate information page. We encourage you to submit questions via our elections webform; questions will be taken within the chat as well, and will be accepted until the close of the chat. Unfortunatley, due to the scheduling challenges of holding this official chat at a time when all of our six candidates can attend, we are unable to extend the chat beyond an hour. We expect the chat to be well attended; if you have difficulty entering the room, please wait a moment and try again!
You can read the transcript or view the screenshot from the initial chat on the OTW Elections website, and the candidates' personal statements are available there as well.
By Kristen Murphy on Monday, 24 October 2011 - 3:48amMessage type:Tags:
Ascendio is going to be four days of non-stop Harry Potter fun! Approximately 1,000 Harry Potter fans will converge on Orlando from July 11-15 to celebrate the novels we love, the films that entertain us and all the fannish things that have been inspired by the Harry Potter series.
Ascendio is, at heart, an academic conference, meaning two of the days will feature a “Formal Programming” schedule of presentations, panels, workshops and roundtables including the Quill Track focusing on books and writing. Some of the authors, agents, editors and publishers include Lev Grossman (author), Cecilia Tan (publisher & author), and Omnific (publishing company). All of Ascendio’s content is by the fans, for the fans, though many of our presenters are academics, media personalities and “fandom celebrities.” In the U.S. and Harry Potter fandom, Ascendio is taking place from 11 July to 15 July at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
The OTW will have an information table about the org at Ascendio. So if you'll be there, stop by and say hello to our volunteers!