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Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Three

Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Three

Welcome to Part Three of my interview with Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works, which operates Archive of Our Own, quite possibly the internet’s largest noncommercial repository for fan-related fiction, art, videos, etc. We’ve talked about what it is and how it’s organized, and now we’re going to talk about why people enjoy […]

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Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Two

Talking with Claudia Rebaza: Part Two

We’re back with Part Two of my conversation with Claudia Rebaza from the Organization for Transformative Works. Ready for some tagging talk? Though there are several points of access in AO3 (by fandom, by user’s collection, via good old-fashioned search), the use of tags is the most unique. Claudia pointed to an article in Wired […]

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Talking with Claudia Rebaza of AO3: Part One

Talking with Claudia Rebaza of AO3: Part One

Like many of you dear Reader readers, I enjoy wiling away many a nerdy hour thinking about why people like to read what they like to read. What do readers get out of the experience? How can understanding that help us librarians better help those readers? Which leads me to fan fiction. The excellent Maggie […]

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Writing Fantasy in a Post-Harry Potter World: Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On
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Writing Fantasy in a Post-Harry Potter World: Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On

I know there are people who don’t believe in coincidences. I wouldn’t say that I’m one of them, but it was with no small measure of suspicion that I regarded the confluence of events this past October 6th. At a glance, it was just the first Tuesday in October, nothing special. Except two books were publishing […]