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Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair

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The 2016–2019 OTW Strategic Plan has been approved! Find out how we'll be making the OTW stronger.

2nd-Nov-2015 11:07 am - OTW Fannews: Life and Times
Claudia OTW Communications Staffer
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The BBC reported on a special scene filmed for a Syrian fan who became a refugee. "Noujain Mustaffa is a disabled 16-year-old Syrian migrant...[who]...told journalists she had learnt English by watching the US soap opera, Days of Our Lives," though she missed her favorite character who had been killed. Comedian John Oliver arranged for a spoof scene in which Noujain's favourite character returned from the dead and gave her a shoutout by name.

Learning languages, leaving a legacy & being shoulder to shoulder with many groups — that’s ‪‎fandom‬ http://bit.ly/1WtW1X1
1st-Nov-2015 03:20 pm - November Event Calendar
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair

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Wizard World, famous for running huge conventions across North America, has two cons this month. The Louisville con is being held from 6–8 November, and features Stephen Amell, Ben McKenzie, Bruce Campbell. Reno Wizard Con runs from 20 November to the 22nd (Fri-Sat-Sun) and features geek celebs like Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, Adam West and Burt Ward, and Adventure Time's Jeremy Shada! Find out more in the November Event Calendar rollup.
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
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OTW Legal has helped secure a renewal and expansion of DMCA fair use exemptions! \o/ Read more here: http://bit.ly/1ii1EKf
27th-Oct-2015 05:08 pm - OTW Fannews: Fandom Fixing Fails
Pip OTW Communications Staffer
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Racebending fanart is one way for fandom to fix fails, but there's always more to do. http://bit.ly/1jODdpv
25th-Oct-2015 10:44 am - OTW Fannews: Big Business Selfies
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Cons & fandom tourism are becoming an economic shot in the arm of lots of places, and fanworks aren't far behind: http://bit.ly/1kFi8hq
Pip OTW Communications Staffer
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Fans come & go but they’re not forgotten as their passions are preserved in memorials or the next generation. http://bit.ly/1PGNBLP
20th-Oct-2015 10:50 am - OTW Fannews: Relating to Canon
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Fanfic reading events are spreading, but that doesn’t make every fanwork out there fanfiction: http://bit.ly/1MSgO5H
Kiri OTW Communications Co-Chair
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The OTW is recruiting for Tag Wrangling, Communications, and Internationalization & Outreach. Click if you're interested, otherwise help spread the word!
18th-Oct-2015 10:53 am - OTW Fannews: Generation Pride
Janita OTW Communications Co-Chair
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Generation Boomer, X, Y? Meet Generation Pride, where being a fangirl's nothing to apologize for & deserves credit: http://bit.ly/1NiVowQ
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