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.
Books, Fanfiction, Open Doors, Open Doors Committee, Announcement
The Henneth Annûn Story Archive (HASA), an archive dedicated to well-written, imaginative, and engaging J.R.R. Tolkien fan fiction, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3). To preserve HASA's stories, Julie Watkins and the HASA Transition Team will be working with Open Doors to import the archive into a separate, searchable AO3 collection with its own identity. We will begin importing works from HASA to the AO3 collection in February 2015.
Books, Commercial Works Authors, Fanfiction, Event
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As part of the celebration of International Fanworks Day on February 15, we're delighted to announce that the OTW will be hosting a live chat with four authors who have written both fanfiction and published works.
February 8, 2015: Live chat with authors on "Why Fanworks Should Be Celebrated" from 17:00-19:00 UTC (What time is that in my timezone?)
Business Models, Commercial Works Authors, Commercialization of Fans, DMCA, Fanfiction, Gaming, Intellectual Property, Music, Takedowns, Technology, Television, YouTube, News of Note
Many fans of Fall Out Boy launched a petition to protest a proposed event by podcaster Jensen Karp which would revolve around reading "the most ridiculous REAL fanfiction about them on the web." The event was later cancelled though it remained unclear how much participation the band itself had had in the plans.