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30th-Apr-2015 10:41 am - Events Calendar for May
Jennifer OTW Communications Staffer

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From Sydney to Dusseldorf or Vancouver to Atlanta, ‎convention season is clearly upon us!
And–psst!–May the Fourth Be with You!

See the entire May Events Calendar.

28th-Apr-2015 11:59 am - OTW Fannews: For the Benjamins
Claudia OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Whether projects about fans or projects by fans, is everyone going commercial?
26th-Apr-2015 11:21 am - OTW Fannews: It's Tough Being a Fan
Janita OTW Communications Staffer
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Being in fandom can have its ups & downs, whether it’s bad tech, bad canon, or bad arguments:
24th-Apr-2015 02:49 pm - OTW Fannews: Judging Women's Fandoms

If you couldn’t hear the sound of the screams, would you judge them in the same way? Not in the media:
24th-Apr-2015 09:59 am - Introducing your new site mod
It’s celebratory, and instructive. It motivates some and comforts others. It sparks imagination, excites, confounds and infuriates – sometimes all in one breath.

It’s fandom – and we want to talk about it with you here on LiveJournal in a way we hope will support and encourage your fan art journey.

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Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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"A load of [Sherlock fan fiction] has been superb. There’s a tendency to disparage it. I don’t agree. Even the slash fiction, that’s a great way to learn to work. No one really does three-act structure, but just trying to put words that make somebody else turned on, that’s going to teach you more about writing than any writing college you can go to. It’s creative and exciting. I refuse to mock it—because I’m a man who writes Sherlock Holmes fan fiction for a living!" -Steven Moffat

Fans have been raising money to resurrect projects, but is it even better when it's a fanfic version?
Claudia OTW Communications Co-Chair
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The OTW's looking for volunteers to create graphics for us & help tag wrangle at AO3. Click if that could be you, or help us by passing this on:
19th-Apr-2015 12:32 pm - OTW Fannews: Skewing the Process
Claudia OTW Communications Co-Chair
OTW Fannews: Skewing the Process
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Matt Binder wrote in Salon that right-wing conservatives in the U.S. were trying to exploit the activities of misogynistic fans for personal gain and political capital. "A common tactic used by right-wingers is the call to 'stop politicizing everything' — while at the same time trying to push forth their own political agenda in the culture wars, of course. Keeping politics out of any art form is laughable, but there is a certain extra level of hilarity in attempting to do so with one that already has a long history of social justice.

Are outsiders using fan wars for political gain? Plus: studying fanfic, skewing charts, and changing spoiler habits.
16th-Apr-2015 03:54 pm - OTW Fannews: Coming Together

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Fans get vocal in the name of a good cause, whether it’s representation or remembrances of their own
15th-Apr-2015 08:09 pm - EbookTree and Fanwork Content
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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For fans concerned about the EbookTree situation, please read and link to the following info:
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