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Episode 34: Enabling Fanworks to Flourish with Organization for Transformative Works staffer Claudia Rebaza
February 19, 2019 · 32 min
Just about every fan is familiar with the Organization for Transformative Works, particularly the website Archive of Our Own. On this episode, we introduce you to OTW communication staffer Claudia Rebaza as we delve into the history of OTW and the importance of having an archive like AO3 that both acts as host for fanworks but also fosters a community for creators. We talk with Claudia about the changing nature of online spaces and the way fans adapt to allow their creative pieces flourish and remain legally protected. In addition to squeeing about fanfiction, we recognize the importance of analyzing media and transformative works, and the ways OTW supports academic scholarship of fandom media. Claudia’s Fanworks Recs: Fanfic, Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Responsible Science series by lettered https://archiveofourown.org/series/21267 Podfic, Merlin: Pairing Pendragon/Merlin by lunchee https://archiveofourown.org/works/402425 Fanart, Merlin: The First Nowell the Angels Did Say by mushroomtale https://archiveofourown.org/works/2854562 Fanvid, Merlin: Commentary on Red Rain by secretlytodream https://archiveofourown.org/works/15652821/chapters/36381657 Fanfic, Angel and original Queer Eye: Queer Eye for the Spike Guy by redsrule1 https://archiveofourown.org/works/7898 Where to find the OTW: www.transformativeworks.org Facebook: @transformativeworks LiveJournal: @otw-news Tumblr: @transformativeworks Twitter: @otw-news