December 17, 2017
InDeath.net Fan Fiction, an In Death fanfiction archive, is being imported to AO3! Find out more about the import here, and don't forget to add your favorite In Death fanworks and memories to Fanlore!
December 12, 2017
Are you concerned about net neutrality? The Legal Committee of the Organization for Transformative Works has had some questions from fans about net neutrality, following a U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposal that would severely reduce net neutrality requirements in the United States. Read the full post on transformativeworks.org to find out what this could mean for Fanlore and fandom, and how you can help.
October 29, 2017
We’re excited to announce a new way to contribute to Fanlore: Advanced Editors! Advanced Editors are editors who have made significant contributions to Fanlore and have special editing privileges: They can move and delete pages. Advanced Editors are not official Fanlore volunteers. There are no requirements or duties attached to the status, just more editing power! To find out more, read our announcement post in the Fanlore Dreamwidth community.
September 27, 2017
A Little Piece Of Gundam Wing, a Gundam Wing fanfiction and fanart archive, and Soul Circuit, a Koko wa Greenwood fic archive, are being imported to AO3! Find out more here and don't forget to add your favorite Gundam Wing and Koko wa Greenwood fanworks on Fanlore!
September 27, 2017
Have you checked out our gardener spotlight with longtime Fanlore gardener MPH? Check out MPH's thoughts on Fanlore and what her favourite pages are on the Fanlore tumblr!
September 25, 2017
The OTW's 10th anniversary celebrations continue! Would you like to find some OTW trivia? If so, they've got prizes for you! Why not see how many questions can you answer, then write about what you learn on Fanlore!
September 18, 2017
This month is the 10th anniversary of the Organization for Transformative Works, Fanlore's parent organization! As part of celebrating #otw10, here are 25 things to know about the OTW.
September 16, 2017
Transformative Works and Cultures' issue 24 is out! Essay topics include book history, women's writing, Teen Wolf, World of Warcraft, Sherlock, cosplay, Lego, Harry Potter & more.
Take a look, then write about your favorite articles on Fanlore!
September 8, 2017
The Fanlore Committee will be holding another open house to chat about Tropes and Ships with you on Saturday, September 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 UTC (what time is that in my timezone?). Come talk about your favorites and learn how to create or add to existing pages!
Here's the link to the chatroom. The chat will begin shortly. Come join us!
There will be many other events this month celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Organization for Transformative Works. Check out the others, too!
September 3, 2017
Chevron seven locked! The Alpha Gate, a Stargate SG-1 fanfiction archive, is being imported to AO3! Find out more here and don't forget to add your favorite SG1 fanworks on Fanlore!
August 26, 2017
The Fanlore Committee will be holding an open house to chat about Fanworks and Fan Communities with you on Sunday, September 3 from 19:00 to 21:00 UTC (What time is that in my timezone?). Come talk about your favorites and the ones you've known. Check out the pages for them here on Fanlore and brainstorm suggestions for more information that could be added to the wiki!
Here's the link to the chatroom. The chat will begin shortly. Come join us!
July 17, 2017
Time for a party! The Queer As Folk US Brian/Justin Fanfiction Archive is coming to the AO3! Learn more about the process here! And don't forget to add your favorite QaF fanworks to Fanlore!
July 13, 2017
Fanlore wants YOU (to become a gardener)!
Do you like writing about fandom? Gardeners are editors who work on Fanlore and take additional responsibilities regarding the wiki’s maintenance. In addition to adding content themselves, they make sure text isn’t deleted indiscriminately and tidy up after other editors, to help new content better fit the wiki’s guidelines. They can also participate in internal discussions about Fanlore events, policies and documentation. No technical experience is required—you just need to know and love Fanlore, both as a user and an editor. If that sounds like you, come and join us!
Apply on the volunteering page! Applications are due 19 July 23:59 UTC
July 3, 2017
Unknowable Room, a Harry Potter fanfiction and fan art archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own! Learn more about the process!
June 16, 2017
Transformative Works and Cultures has released No. 24, which is all about the femslash fandom! Read about Grey’s Anatomy, Wynonna Earp, The 100, Orphan Black, Once Upon a Time, Kpop, Jpop & more!
Take a look and don't forget to edit your favorite Fanlore pages!
June 15, 2017
Fanlore has a new main page! What do you think? We're also thinking of spotlighting a Featured Article each week—please check out the page for more information on the nomination process, and share your thoughts with us.
June 5, 2017
Hammer to Fall, a Blake’s 7 fanfiction archive, and Bang and Blame, a Blake’s 7 post-series fanfiction and meta archive, are being imported to the Archive of Our Own thanks to the Open Doors project. Find out more in the announcement post!
May 3, 2017
Fanlore's DMCA Policy is going into effect in two weeks. If you have feedback for us about it, please use our contact form or leave a comment in our Dreamwidth post.
May 1, 2017
Check out our April Showers roundups (week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4) for a list of all fandoms that were featured in the past month. There's still time to contribute, of course—if you know any of the fandoms listed, come join us and edit anytime!
March 31, 2017
April Showers is back! Help us celebrate fandom's history and diversity by telling your tales on Fanlore.
We are thrilled to also announce that Fanlore is now on Tumblr! Be sure to follow us at otw-fanlore and at fanlore_news on Twitter, because to help kick of April Showers we'll be highlighting a different fandom every day of the month. Look for the hashtag #OTWAprilShowers!
New to April Showers? Read about it on Fanlore then check out our new Guide to Participating in April Showers.
March 27, 2017
The Fanlore Committee has posted an update on what happened in March, because we've been going Full Steam Ahead! You can read all about it on our Dreamwidth community.
We also want to hear your feedback on the new draft of our new Main Page. Leave all your input on the talk page!
March 15, 2017
Transformative Works and Cultures' issue 23 is out, and it's all about Sherlock Holmes fans & fandoms, from historical to present day. Take a look at it here then write about your favorite articles on Fanlore!
March 3, 2017
Pretty Lights, a multifandom actor RPF archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own (AO3), thanks to the efforts of the Open Doors committee. Check out this post for details and feel free to edit the relevant pages to add the recent news!
Open Doors will be working with diana, the archivist, to import Pretty Lights into a separate, searchable collection on the Archive of Our Own. They will begin importing works from Pretty Lights to the AO3 collection after March.
February 26, 2017
Some time ago, the Fanlore committee was approached with concerns that non-English speaking doujinshi creators might misunderstand Fanlore’s image policy (or be completely unaware of it, if they stumble upon the site randomly) and think that we allow the upload of full unauthorized scans of doujinshi.
To ease their minds and explain more about Fanlore’s policies, we drafted an explanation and had it translated into Japanese.
Now we are reaching out to all the fans, Japanese or not, asking for feedback! Read the draft of our explanation and spread the word. And if you think it misses something vital, please let us know!
February 22, 2017
We're looking for volunteers interested in joining Fanlore staff! To learn more about the position and other volunteer opportunities with the OTW, check out the recruitment posting.
February 15, 2017
As previously announced the OTW is sponsoring a variety of activities celebrating International Fanworks Day (IFD) today. Please check that post for details!
They are also hosting a 30-hour party in the OTW's Public Discussion chatroom from 23:00 UTC 14 February until 05:00 UTC 16 February. Join the chat and take part in games, or share fanworks with fellow fans.
And don't forget to check Fanlore for your favorites! Do they have their own page? If not, add them!
February 13, 2017
International Fanworks Day is nearly here. To celebrate OTW is kicking off one of the IFD events today, which is Feedback Fest!
We know you love fanworks, so get specific! Comment here recommending at least three fanworks, and say something about why you love these works and think others should check them out. You can also link to a rec post you've made elsewhere and tagged with #IFDFest. Remember that fan communities, newsletters, archives, and other resources are fanworks too so there are a lot of possibilities.
February 12, 2017
Join the OTW in celebrating International Fanworks Day on February 15 –- here are some activities to take part in, starting today! Or celebrate by creating a Fanlore article about your favorite fanworks!
February 5, 2017
What Fanworks Mean to Me 2017: The OTW put out a call for your meta on what fanworks mean to you for International Fanworks Day, coming February 15, and you answered. Here's what you had to say! Add more about what fanworks mean to you to Fanlore!
January 30, 2017
Born for War is Coming to the AO3: Born For War, a multifandom fanfiction archive, is being imported to the Archive of Our Own. Authors with works at the archive can read more at the OTW news post, and anyone is welcome to add more details to Fanlore about the archive or the works hosted there!
January 22, 2017
Visit our DW community to see the January Update from the Fanlore Committee. It invites all editors old and new to review our Main Page as well as the New Visitor Portal page and suggest how we can impore both pages! Learn more, including what feedback we're looking for specifically, on our DW community!