Five Things Amy Shepard Said

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Title: Five Things Amy Shepard Said
Interviewer: Claudia Rebaza
Interviewee: Amy Shepard
Date(s): March 9, 2017
Medium: online
External Links: Five Things Amy Shepard Said
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Five Things Amy Shepard Said is a 2017 Q&A guest post, conducted by the Organization for Transformative Works' Communications Committee with OTW volunteer and Elections Committee staff member Amy Shepard.

It was carried out as part of a series. See Five Things Said.


What fannish things do you like to do?

I write some fanfiction for Doctor Who, Dragon Age, Yuri!!! on Ice, and Mass Effect, but mostly enjoy reading and commenting on everyone else’s works. I’ve also met several volunteers in real life and plan on visiting one in Malaysia this fall!

How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does?

I volunteer with three committees, Strategic Planning (SP) as a co-chair, Elections, and Tag Wrangling, so what I do may be quite different from another staffer. For the Elections committee, I work as a team coordinator (TC). A lot of the organizing and day to day functions to get ready for the election are completed by TCs, which are like the Elections committee’s personal assistants. I help write the minutes, the roadmap, organizing the to-do board, drafting newsletter updates (which I also write for Strategic Planning), and generally help where other staffers need an extra hand.

What’s the most fun thing to you about volunteering for the OTW?

The benefit of working in such a large organization like the OTW means that everyone is a megafan of something. We play games (like Cards Against Humanity or role playing mafia-type games we call Sarlacc games), write fics together, hold movie nights, and share fan art.