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This Week in Fandom, Volume 92

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you catch all the news from GamesCom this year? If not, don’t worry, Polygon has a roundup of the major stories. New graphics cards, shooters, and cyberpunk, oh my!


There’s some potentially distressing news for fans of the new series of Star Trek movies. According to Forbes, negotiations have faltered with Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth for the fourth movie. Chris Pine, of course, plays central character James T. Kirk, while Chris Hemsworth plays his father.

Long-story short, the two Chris’s want the money that was promised/negotiated when Brad Grey first announced Star Trek 4 just before Star Trek Beyond was released. Paramount, under new management, wants them to take a pay cut considering Star Trek Beyond’s underperformance.

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 91

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you liked the OTW’s Facebook page? If you enjoy the stories in TWIF, you’ll enjoy and sometimes recognize the stories we share on Facebook, too!


Two such stories are a recent article from The Guardian and an article from The Straits Times, both of which include interviews with Naomi Novik, a novelist and one of the OTW’s founders. Novik, who just published Spinning Silver, her latest novel, spoke at length in the interviews about her love for fanfiction. (more…)

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This Week in Fandom, Volume 89

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, did you hear that FictionAlley, the Harry Potter fanworks site, is moving to AO3? This was apparently big enough news that The Daily Dot published an article about it. You can check out the official announcement post for more information.


The Mary Sue recently published a delightful article about coffee shop AU fanfiction. The author, Samantha Puc, is actually a coffee shop employee as well as a writer, and the article talks about both why she (still) enjoys coffee shop AUs: (more…)