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Turkfanfiction.net, a Turkish-language multi-fandom fanfiction and original fiction archive, is coming to AO3! https://goo.gl/CSppHp
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
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The OTW is Recruiting for Media Outreach Liaisons and Translators. We're especially looking for people fluent in Arabic, Croatian, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Kiswahili, Latvian, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovenian, Turkish, Vietnamese or Welsh: https://goo.gl/otRccV
27th-Sep-2016 01:06 pm - 2016 Election Results
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
OTW election news: make your voice heard

Results of the OTW 2016 election are now available, along with a message to members: https://goo.gl/zBkOtd
27th-Sep-2016 12:40 pm - This Week in Fandom, Volume 26
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
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This Week in Fandom: #ThreeFictionalCharacters, AfterEllen mourning, and solo fandom adventures: https://goo.gl/LqE8a8
24th-Sep-2016 11:35 am - OTW Finance: 2016 Budget Update
Claudia OTW Communications Staffer

OTW's Finance Committee provides an update on our 2016 budget, and schedules a chat for October 2 to answer your questions: https://goo.gl/iDUipZ
20th-Sep-2016 10:11 am - This Week in Fandom, Volume 25
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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This week in fandom, we're talking about representation in Overwatch, the women who love Star Trek, and Leslie Jones's contagious joy! https://goo.gl/OT1XOf
19th-Sep-2016 11:26 am - Open Doors Celebration Transcript
Claudia OTW Communications Staffer
Spotlight on Open Doors

Nancy D.

“In our Star Trek Collection we have a piece of rice with the Enterprise painted on it. I can’t imagine doing that, but it’s great. Also we just received a collection of slash zines—Star Trek mostly—all written by one woman. Her daughter never realized she had written them until after she had died. And they are annotated with her comments on other stories.”

Pete B

“This year has been wonderful with a constant flow of undergrads and grad students coming to see “OTW” collections. Fanzines and fan fic are HOT! I’ve had 3 classes this year structured completely around fan collections, with more to come.”

Jeremy B.

“Fans, some of you may not think so, but what you create, it’s part of our shared cultural history. It has value, it has merit, it has future significance. The fanworks you create – be it fanfic, fanart, vids, filk, whatever – are important, because to understand SF&F as a whole, we need to understand not just the creations themselves, but how those creations are received. How do you respond to them as fans? How do they inspire you? What makes you passionate about them and how do you express that passion? Without knowing that, we’ll never have the whole story. YOU are part of that story.”

If you missed our Open Doors panel chat with popular culture librarians, a transcript is now available. Plus, if you own physical format fan materials please read on! https://goo.gl/SJvw4u
16th-Sep-2016 10:46 am - Guest Post: Versaphile
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Versaphile's guest post with the OTW discusses the import of several fan archives by Open Doors & has advice for other mods: https://goo.gl/tVlY6F
Claudia OTW Communications Staffer

Transformative Works and Cultures Issue 22 is now out! Read articles on Star Trek, Anime fan vids, Star Wars, Sherlock, Bronies, Once Upon a Time, Hillary Clinton & much more: https://goo.gl/0dn7a5
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair

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We're recruiting staff for our Support, Communications, and Abuse Committees. Read on if you're interested, or help us by signal-boosting! https://goo.gl/vlrCgY
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