I’ll be part of a panel next month with my boo Flourish Klink (Chief Participation Officer of The Alchemists Transmedia Storytelling Co) and writers Diane Duane and Ellen Kushner discussing the future of fanworks. The chat will be moderated by OTW staffer Angela Nichols and is being put on by the fine folks at transformativeworks.
Hope you’ll check it out. More info at the link.
Join OTW & our 15 special guests in March to discuss ‘The Future of Fanworks’ - we want your questions! http://bit.ly/1hHWgia
Fandom: Jeeves & Wooster
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Jeeves + Wooster
Additional Tags: Meta
For katma. Bertie Wooster has written six Jeeves novels, is editing the seventh, and trying dashed hard to start the eighth. Maybe it’s time, he thinks, to stop writing Jeeves novels.
We love seeing everyone celebrate AO3’s one million mark!
Help out the OTW by volunteering for Support, Translation, or Communications or by reblogging this message!: http://bit.ly/1beEe4l
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OMG PURIMGIFTS IS HERE!
So, PurimGifts is a yearly fic-and-art exchange for the Jewish festival of Purim, creating a digital equivalent to the IRL custom of giving people “treats baskets” with candy and toys and stuff.
The idea is that each participant creates 3 ficlets (300-1000 words in length) and comes up with 3 images (either self-created or found on the web or anything between) for someone else, with anonymity and “dear purimgifts author” letters, just like yuletide.
The exchange is focused on: women, Jews and people persecuted by evil viziers. You can of course combine those three however you like.
Guys, it’s the LAST DAY OF SIGN UPs! So you know, hurry up if you’re into getting ficlets and graphics in March!
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Congratulations to AO3’s tumblr on passing 1000 followers!
[Description: Increase in weekly page views during 2013, starting at the first week of January 2013 (27.6 million), and ending at the first week of January 2014 (49.5 million). Every Monday-Sunday period is represented by a dot, and the dots gently meander upwards, with a steeper increase in page views towards the end of the year.]
We’ve posted the first part of our Site Stats: A Look at 2013 and Beyond, with the second part to follow soon.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who ever signed up for an account, posted a work, left a comment or kudos, donated to the Organization for Transformative Works, submitted a bug fix, designed a new feature, tended to the servers in times of stress, wrangled a tag, submitted a bug report, replied to a bug report, helped import a work from an at-risk archive, sent a supportive tweet to our @AO3_Status account, or contributed to the Archive in any other way, however big or small. The AO3 would not exist without you.
The Archive of Our Own is eligible in the Best Related Work category.
Archive of Our Own is a fan-created, fan-owned, fan-operated multi-fandom archive and a project of The Organization for Transformative Works. More information about AO3’s creation and maintenance is available on Fanlore.
This probably seems a little weird as a nomination, but the rules for Best Related work are as follows: Any work related to the field of science fiction, fantasy, or fandom, appearing for the first time during the previous calendar year or which has been substantially modified during the previous calendar year, and which is either non-fiction or, if fictional, is noteworthy primarily for aspects other than the fictional text, and which is not eligible in any other category. Emphasis mine, although I would argue that the AO3 qualifies under the “is either non-fiction” bit, too.
I think the Archive of Our Own is pretty damn notable, friends. It made Time’s 50 Best Websites in 2013! As of writing this, it has 256,339 users and is home to 14,110 fandoms. Last year during our October drive, we raised US$44,594.05 in order to keep owning our servers. Clearly, we are pretty rad, and our archive is pretty rad, too. It deserves to be celebrated and recognized.
The AO3 has drastically changed my fannish life: between having a place to store all my work, the ability to download stories to read on my mobile devices, features like kudos that make appreciating works easier than ever, and fan work exchange features that have kept the exchange I co-own going strong for several years, it’s an integral part of my fannish life. I can’t imagine what I would do with it and am super thankful for the teams that keep it going. Thanks, AO3 Committees! <3
More information about participating in the Hugo Awards is available via minorearth’s Hugo explanation post and thehugoawards.org; there’s a spreadsheet with potentially eligible media/creators available on google docs. :D