If I had written an essay in 2006 about “the future of fandom,” I might have imagined a possible future that looked very much like AO3—except I would have considered it far out of reach. The idea that a community

TWC No.28: The Future of Fandom

transformativeworksandcultures: EditorialTWC Editor, TWC, past and future TheoryPaul Booth, Framing alterity: Reclaiming fandom’s marginality David Peyron, Fandom names and collective identities in contemporary popular cultureBonnie Ruberg, Straight-washing “Undertale”: Video games and the limits of LGBTQ representationEric Andrew James, Using rhetorical criticism to