Five Things James Baxter Said

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Title: Five Things James Baxter Said
Interviewer: Claudia Rebaza
Interviewee: James Baxter
Date(s): October 9, 2016
Medium: online
External Links: Five Things James Baxter Said
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Five Things James Baxter Said is a 2016 Q&A guest post, conducted by the Organization for Transformative Works' Communications Committee with OTW volunteer and Webmasters Committee co-chair James Baxter.

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


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

There’s a lot! The absolute best thing is getting to meet and work with such a committed, smart, and diverse group of people. I’m constantly learning about how to be a better leader, and how to build things that (hopefully) work for people with diverse perspectives and backgrounds. And it’s such a pleasure to get to see the direct impact of my work (our work) on the broader fannish community.

Recently, I’ve also enjoyed getting to train our new recruits! We’ve got a great team of very smart people and I’m really excited to see what they’re going to do in their time with us.

What fannish things do you like to do?

…my OTW work? Can I say that?

I mean, that’s not entirely accurate, but being a part of the OTW has definitely been the largest ongoing commitment that I’ve made to fandom over the years.

Otherwise, I do read a lot of fan fiction, and I spend a lot of time on tumblr and twitter. I also ran a fic and fanworks challenge for Leverage last summer, called the Leverage Thing-a-thon, which was a great experience.

In real life, I’m an illustrator and designer, so sometimes I post fanart — mostly for Fraction’s Hawkeye comics, the Captain America movie fandom, and Leverage