Five Things Megan Diane Said

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Title: Five Things Megan Diane Said
Interviewer: Claudia Rebaza
Interviewee: Megan Diane
Date(s): September 9, 2018
Medium: online
External Links: Five Things Megan Diane Said
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Five Things Megan Diane Said a 2018 Q&A guest post, conducted by the Organization for Transformative Works' Communications Committee with Megan Diane.

It is part of a series. See Five Things Said.


What is a typical week like for you as a volunteer?

Every week is different. When we recruit, I’m busy organizing applications, creating contacts, answering any queries, as well as managing the database and websites we use. Recruitment can be a really hectic time, and there have been times where I get upwards of 40 emails in a few hours! There are also a lot of small tasks that have to be done for any volunteer whether they be incoming, outgoing, or current. If we aren’t recruiting, I’m usually helping with larger projects like our yearly Still Willing To Serve surveys, implementation of new OTW-wide tools, or discussing volunteer or staff needs with other OTW committees.

What made you decide to volunteer?

I fell in love with the Archive first, and after doing a bit more research fell in love with the OTW itself. It’s a great organization for fandom that not only supports the Archive but rescues fic through Open Doors, lobbies governments through Legal, and supports academic work through Transformative Works and Cultures. I wanted to help make the organization as successful as possible, as well as maybe try to make a small mark on Fandom.

What fannish things do you like to do?

I enjoy reading and writing fanfiction, and have been teaching myself editing via Photoshop. I’ve been involved in a lot of different fandom oriented discords and discussion groups as well. I’ve been able to attend a few local conventions and liveshows from podcasts I follow…eventually I’d like to make it bigger conventions! I’ve recently started enjoying cosplay — though mainly closet cosplays!