OTW election news: make your voice heard

2018 OTW Elections Candidates Announcement

The Organization for Transformative Works is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2018 Election (in alphabetical order by given name):

  • C. Ryan Smith
  • Lex de Leon
  • Michelle Schroeder
  • Natalia Gruber

Because we have 2 seats to be filled and 4 candidates, the 2018 election WILL be contested – that is, the members of OTW WILL vote on which candidates fill the seats.

The Elections Committee is excited to introduce the candidates to all of the members of the OTW! Included in this post are links to short Bios and Platforms written by the candidates. This post also marks the beginning of our Q&A period, during which we invite the public to submit questions for the candidates. Additionally, we will be holding a series of live chats – dates and times for those are to be announced based on candidate availability. Information on the voting period and how to vote will also be posted shortly.

In the meantime, there is a timeline of Elections events available here for your reference. Read on to learn more about our candidates and how you can submit questions for them! (more…)

5 Things an OTW Volunteer Said

Five Things Adi M. Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Adi M., who volunteers as a translator.

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

Translation helps make the OTW’s content accessible to as many people as possible, which is a fundamental part of the organization’s vision. I know a lot of people in my country shy away from any English content, whether because they don’t feel comfortable reading in English or because they simply don’t understand it enough. Knowing my translations help bring people in my country closer to fandom is one of the best parts of the role.

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Ubi Invenimus in Domos Nostras banner below tumbler logo and numerous fandom logos

Transformative Works and Cultures Releases Issue No. 27

Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 27, Tumblr and Fandom, guest edited by Lori Morimoto and Louisa Ellen Stein.

The essays in this guest-edited issue focus on Tumblr and include topics such as GIF sets, Supernatural fandom, fandom tags, Ms. Marvel, and Hiddleswift. Each issue includes articles representing theory, fannish meta, and book reviews, such as the following:

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