Anonymous asked:

Will you be publishing a list of which fandom a day you plan to showcase this month so that we know when to submit? Alessnox

Hi Alessnox!

Thanks for your question. The fandom showcase is actually being put on by the Archive of Our Own Tumblr, and you can submit anything you want to AO3 at any time (provided you have an account). 

Fanhand receives submissions for publication at any time, from any fandom! You can submit to us here if you’re interested. 

Thanks,

Fanband

ao3org

ao3org:

[Banner from Syfy.com featuring Warehouse 13 logo and main characters Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering, above a picture from a recent episode featuring Warehouse 13 agents Pete Lattimer, Steve Jinks, Claudia Donovan and Myka Bering.]


First up for our April Showers celebration is Warehouse 13, a television show about government agents protecting a secret warehouse of artifacts with strange and, sometimes, dangerous powers. Each week the Warehouse 13 agents, Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering, joined by a young hacker, Claudia Donovan, and former warehouse agent, Artie Nielson, face dangers from both the artifacts and those trying to use the artifacts for their own purposes.

Warehouse 13 began airing in 2009 on the American SyFy network, and was created in part by Jane Espenson, who built her fanbase on other popular shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Battlestar Galactica. The fifth and final season of Warehouse 13 will finish with six episodes beginning in two weeks on April 14th.

Help us celebrate the Warehouse 13 fandom this month by posting fanworks old and new at AO3 or by telling your personal stories on Fanlore! You can also share your Warehouse 13 works and recs with other fans on our April Showers collection.


(In honor of our April Showers festivities, we’re highlighting one fandom for each day in April. Help us celebrate by keeping an eye on our social media sites: AO3 Twitter, AO3 Tumblr, and Fanlore Twitter.)

Way cool! There are some pretty awesome Warehouse 13 pieces in our first edition. Fanhand loves Warehouse!

fanhackers

New issue of Transformative Works and Cultures: Fandom and/as Labor

fanhackers:

The open access fan studies journal Transformative Works and Cultures has released another issue! The issue’s seven articles, two Symposium pieces, roundtable, and three book reviews all relate to topics such as fan labor, gift culture, community, and work (official announcement). All articles:

Editorial

Fandom and/as labor by Mel Stanfill and Megan Condis

Praxis

Fifty shades of fan labor: Exploitation and Fifty Shades of Grey by Bethan Jones

The media festival volunteer: Connecting online and on-ground fan labor by Robert Moses Peaslee, Jessica El-Khoury, and Ashley Liles

Chuck versus the ratings: Savvy fans and “save our show” campaigns by Christina Savage

Modding a free and open source software video game: “Play testing is hard work” by Giacomo Poderi, David James Hakken

Sherlockology and Galactica.tv: Fan sites as gifts or exploited labor? by Bertha Chin

Promoting fan labor and “all things Web”: A case study of Tosh.0 by Rose Helens-Hart

The cultural economics of performance space: Negotiating fan, labor, and marketing practice in Glee’s transmedia geography by Matthias Stork

Symposium

Fan work: Labor, worth, and participation in fandom’s gift economy by Tisha Turk

Better Badges: Image as virus by Joly MacFie

Interview

Veronica Mars Kickstarter and crowd funding Bertha Chin, Bethan Jones, Myles McNutt, and Luke Pebler

Review

Digital labor: The Internet as playground and factory (edited by Trebor Scholz) by Stephanie Anne Brown

Cognitive capitalism, education, and digital labor (edited by Michael A. Peters and Ergin Bulut) by Simone D. Becque

Gaga feminism: Sex, gender, and the end of normal (J. Jack Halberstam) by Anne Kustritz

We’ll be posting nifty quotes from the issue in the following weeks, as per usual. 

If you don’t know, Transformative Works and cultures is a great way to inform yourselves of all things fandom! 

We’re an academic phenomena!

thefandomproject

Side Note To Fan Fic Authors

twobirdsonesong:

Here’s the thing.

I read a lot of scripts.  A lot.  From professionals to aspiring writers to complete newbies.  Features and pilots.  Specs and treatments.

And 8 times out of 10 the fan fic that I’ve read over the last, oh, 15 years is leagues better than this stuff.  It’s more inspired.  It’s more compelling.  It’s genre bending and creative and heartfelt.  It’s well-paced and intense and funny and sexy and meaningful.  It’s smart and thoughtful and good.  It’s novel-quality.  Better than, sometimes.

Rare is the script I don’t want to put down, but how often have we stayed up until 3am to get to the last chapter of a 100k fic? And it’s not even a fan fic author’s day job.  This is what they do on the side.  In their spare time.  For free.

So my point is, fan fic authors, you’re good.  You’re good writers and great storytellers.  I know it doesn’t always feel like it, especially if you’re one of the authors who’s not a BNF and doesn’t get the notes/hits that a few do.  And  because some people still view fic as “not real writing.” You guys know the shit that gets made into movies.  You’re better than that.  So be better than that.  If writing is what you think want to do, then just know you’re already doing it.   You’ve already started.

And you’re more talented than you might think.

Take this to heart when you submit this season! Remember, we love to see your work!

transformativeworks
transformativeworks:

The Future of Fanworks fan chat has concluded but if you missed it, here’s the transcript!: http://bit.ly/1cLmkac

Check this out for a really comprehensive view of the future of fanworks! It was particularly interesting to see how this fans thought fandom had changed, and interesting to see what they hoped would continue.However the evolution of fandom conitnues, Fanhand hopes to be a part of it!

transformativeworks:

The Future of Fanworks fan chat has concluded but if you missed it, here’s the transcript!: http://bit.ly/1cLmkac

Check this out for a really comprehensive view of the future of fanworks!

It was particularly interesting to see how this fans thought fandom had changed, and interesting to see what they hoped would continue.

However the evolution of fandom conitnues, Fanhand hopes to be a part of it!

fanhand
fanhand:

Over the past weekend, Laura and I had the fortunate opportunity to attend AWP in Seattle. After listening to numerous panels and talking to other journals that were there, we decided to change up Fanhand. Instead of closing at the end of July, we will be open for submissions through December.
We want to make a “Best of the Year” journal to publish in December of every year. So send us your riveting transformative works, whether it be fan fiction, fan art, gif sets, or cosplay. We want to archive what you guys can do!
We’re still working out a few kinks, and there’s much more we have planned for our future, but we’re starting with our submissions first.

Remember! We’re open for submissions! We’d like to get a smattering each month for our “Best of the Year" volume! Send us your work at fanhandreview@gmail.com!

fanhand:

Over the past weekend, Laura and I had the fortunate opportunity to attend AWP in Seattle. After listening to numerous panels and talking to other journals that were there, we decided to change up Fanhand. Instead of closing at the end of July, we will be open for submissions through December.

We want to make a “Best of the Year” journal to publish in December of every year. So send us your riveting transformative works, whether it be fan fiction, fan art, gif sets, or cosplay. We want to archive what you guys can do!

We’re still working out a few kinks, and there’s much more we have planned for our future, but we’re starting with our submissions first.

Remember! We’re open for submissions! We’d like to get a smattering each month for our “Best of the Year" volume! Send us your work at fanhandreview@gmail.com!

Over the past weekend, Laura and I had the fortunate opportunity to attend AWP in Seattle. After listening to numerous panels and talking to other journals that were there, we decided to change up Fanhand. Instead of closing at the end of July, we will be open for submissions through December.

We want to make a “Best of the Year” journal to publish in December of every year. So send us your riveting transformative works, whether it be fan fiction, fan art, gif sets, or cosplay. We want to archive what you guys can do!

We’re still working out a few kinks, and there’s much more we have planned for our future, but we’re starting with our submissions first.

Over the past weekend, Laura and I had the fortunate opportunity to attend AWP in Seattle. After listening to numerous panels and talking to other journals that were there, we decided to change up Fanhand. Instead of closing at the end of July, we will be open for submissions through December.

We want to make a “Best of the Year” journal to publish in December of every year. So send us your riveting transformative works, whether it be fan fiction, fan art, gif sets, or cosplay. We want to archive what you guys can do!

We’re still working out a few kinks, and there’s much more we have planned for our future, but we’re starting with our submissions first.