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The OTW is pleased to announce the candidates for the 2017 Election. Learn more about them and the election process here: https://goo.gl/1Fshoz
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“The coalescence of femslash as a metafandom unto itself may have paradoxically contributed to a bird's-eye view of its marginality. As we might glean from the primacy of slash as the unmarked term (denoting same-sex couples in general and male-male couples in particular), F/F remains underrepresented not only in scholarly research but also arguably in fandom overall (compared to M/M and also to het [heterosexual] and gen [nonsexual] fiction and art).

Femslash fans often frame their experience in this way, as was the case at the "Where's the F/F?" panel at the May 2015 WisCon feminist science fiction convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The conversation took as a jumping-off point detailed statistics, compiled by destinationtoast, on fan fiction posted at Archive of Our Own.”

TWC issue No 24 on femslash fandom is out! Read about Grey's Anatomy Wynonna Earp, The 100, Orphan Black, Once Upon a Time, Kpop, Jpop & more! https://goo.gl/n59EMJ

The OTW is Recruiting!

Jun. 14th, 2017 10:47 am
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OTW Recruitment Banner by Erin

The OTW is recruiting! We're looking for:

Finance Staff
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Translators for Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Norwegian, and Polish.

Please signal boost & apply today!

This Week in Fandom, Volume 53

Jun. 13th, 2017 02:02 pm
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This Week in Fandom

This Week in Fandom: VividCon wrapping up, the definition of fanfiction, Super Junior controversy, and more: https://goo.gl/XWo0wv

Bonus Round 2: Tic-Tac-Toe

Jun. 11th, 2017 06:56 pm
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Tic-Tac-Toe


Get three in a row! That's the goal of this bonus round. Inspired by a fanwork event type called kink bingo, this round encourages you to create and fill out themed prompt cards.

This round closes on 24 June @ 7PM EDT. (Countdown Timer.)


Please read this whole post before commenting to ensure that your team gets the most points possible. There's a lot of text here, but if you read carefully and follow the instructions step by step, you will be okay.


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Five Things Ely Said

Jun. 11th, 2017 12:13 pm
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Five Things an OTW Volunteer Said
In Five Things Ely discusses Harry Potter fandom as well as what she least likes to translate as an OTW volunteer https://goo.gl/pdY7aP

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