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Name: Renay
Alias(es): Renay, bottle_of_shine, eternalbreath
Type: Fanwriter, Moderator, Reccer
Fandoms: Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy X-2, Final Fantasy XII, Inception, Teen Wolf
URL: Dreamwidth; AO3
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Renay has been an active and influential figure in journal-based Final Fantasy fandom. In late 2010-early 2011, she became active in Inception fandom, but remains involved in Final Fantasy fandom projects. She founded Final Fantasy Press, contributed to Grand Line Vine, is a co-founder and moderator of Final Fantasy Exchange, and co-moderator of Megaflare. She is a contributor to the fanzine Lady Business.

She is co-host of the Fangirl Happy Hour podcast.

OTW Work

Renay joined the OTW as a volunteer in 2009, has served as founding chair of the Tag Wrangling committee, and is the current chair of Volunteers & Recruiting.

Renay was a leader in years-long campaigning effort to put the Archive of Our Own on the Hugo Awards voting ballot, campaigning for multiple successive years to have AO3 shortlisted in the category of Best Related Work. [1][2][3][4] At the 2019 WorldCon in Dublin, Ireland, the Archive of Our Own was shortlisted for, and won, a Hugo Award in the category of "Best Related Work."

Example Fanworks


  1. ^ Hugo Award Nominations: Best Related Work - Archive of Our Own by The Organization for Transformative Works. by heyheyrenay via Tumblr. Published January 18, 2014 (Accessed August 20, 2019).
  2. ^ The Hugo Awards 2015: A Collection of Nominations, Lady Business. "Archive of Our Own — so this may be a pipe dream, as I was told last year in pretty frank terms this is a "platform", not a "fanwork" and thus I'll have a "hard time convincing the committee" it should be eligible, by someone who apparently "knew people on the Hugo committee" (seems legit)." Published January 15, 2015 (Accessed August 20, 2019).
  3. ^ 2016 Hugo Award Nominations: Best Related Work - Archive of Our Own by heyheyrenay via Tumblr. Published January 25, 2016 (Accessed August 20, 2019).
  4. ^ 2017 Hugo Nomination Recommendations, Lady Business. "Archive of Our Own — That's right, pals! I'm back and I haven't given up. Archive of Our Own continues to be one of the most epic pieces of fanwork that fans have shoved up their metaphorical sleeves to make and maintain." Published February 16, 2017 (Accessed August 20, 2019).