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OTW Legal staffers participated in the #SDCC "Fandom is My Fandom" panel, and we've got video!
22nd-Jul-2015 05:16 pm - OTW Fannews: Fannish Reading
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Does fannish enthusiasm actually break business models? Or does it support new kinds of production? http://bit.ly/1g5lqZh
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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The OTW is recruiting Internationalization & Outreach and Tag Wrangling staff. Click if you're interested, or help us spread the word.
19th-Jul-2015 11:39 am - OTW Fannews: Altering Reality
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Did gaming create genderswapping? Do their petitions help? Plus, fandom demographics can be surprising: http://bit.ly/1GtSBKH
17th-Jul-2015 05:27 pm - Memory and Perception in Fandom
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Are there particular story themes that draw you in? For me, a story about memory will do it almost every time.



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17th-Jul-2015 01:30 pm - OTW Fannews: About and By
Kirsten OTW Communications Staffer

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Turning pro doesn’t mean people forget they’re still fans. Also fandoms & character arcs can endure: http://bit.ly/1LqVKS8
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Gamers want to be able to preserve abandoned games & tech brands aren't the only way to find fandom
12th-Jul-2015 12:56 pm - OTW Fannews: Paying Court
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  • OTW Legal Staffer Rebecca Tushnet was among those interviewed for the new fandom documentary, Fanarchy. Fan Film Follies reported that it will premiere on July 19th, 2015 on the network Epix. "Fanarchy explores the rise of fan culture and the ways in which modern fandom is challenging the Hollywood system by becoming a creative force in its own right. Questions are raised about copyright, intellectual property and the concept of originality in a re-mix culture."

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The very best animated shows and movies have almost always been written with both grown-ups and kids in mind. Even those old Looney Tunes shorts often said a lot about people or society. Now, Pixar’s new movie “Inside Out” is getting some recognition for dealing with some important and complex concepts.


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9th-Jul-2015 10:36 am - OTW Fannews: Similar to Fanfic
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Fans already have many definitions for fanfic, but now everyone’s getting in on comparisons to it http://bit.ly/1fqWriL
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