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5th-Oct-2014 06:16 pm - September 2014 Newsletter, Volume 84
Claudia OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Fanlore's Stub September was a smash, we battled for the Net, AO3 improved search & FAQs, plus the OTW reached year 7:

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4th-Oct-2014 10:13 am - OTW Guest Post: Jamie Broadnax
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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"I would love racial/ethnic and gender inclusivity in nerd culture. It's very important that we see ourselves in comic books, TV shows, tech industries, science conventions, and several other industries that tend to marginalize women of color. However, I'm not completely against creating your own nerd space. Black Girl Nerds was created because of the lack of representation within our subculture. I believe taking the initiative to create your own space is what helps foster growth in spaces that are less diverse."

OTW talks with Jamie Broadnax about nerd culture, fandom blogging, inclusivity, and what excites her right now.
2nd-Oct-2014 11:09 am - OTW Fannews: Educated Readers
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Whether Supernatural fan fiction, Doctor Who at the library, or Minecraft guidebooks—fandom has young people reading!
1st-Oct-2014 03:43 pm - Events Calendar for October
Jennifer OTW Communications Staffer
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Supernatural reverse bang looks for participants, OTW’s Transformative Works and Cultures seeks fan submissions, and girls get geeky! Find out more!
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Is One Direction derivative, transformative--or both? And how does Doctor Who relate to the Jewish concepts of repentance and ascension? Interpreting Transformation, via the Organization for Transformative Works
29th-Sep-2014 10:11 am - Candidacy Deadline Extended
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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The deadline to declare candidacy for the OTW Board of Directors has been extended to 3 October.
28th-Sep-2014 10:33 am - OTW Fannews: Caution, Advice Ahead
Janita OTW Communications Staffer
OTW Fannews Caution Advice Ahead

There’s lots of advice about fanfic, some good, some bad, and a lot that’s very confused:
Jennifer OTW Communications Staffer

Image of male and female icons with text OTW Fannews Putting Out a Welcome Mat
Even while adding new audiences, fandom still struggles with gender and race issues and inequality.
24th-Sep-2014 09:17 am - OTW Fannews: Defending Porn
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Porn gets made every day, but who’s the expected audience? Women want to have their say.
22nd-Sep-2014 12:39 pm - OTW Fannews: Finding the Spark
Jennifer OTW Communications Staffer
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Finding your people and fostering creativity: Fans have many reasons to celebrate fandom.
Read about a few of them!
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