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Sunday, May 26 • 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Fan Culture: Shipping, OTPs, and Fan Fiction

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This panel will explore the production of fan literature surrounding primary science and speculative fiction texts. Discussion will encompass the forms/terms of literature and film specific to fan culture and what the fan community has to offer uninitiated readers.

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Karen Hellekson

Independent Scholar
Independent scholar. SF, TV, fan studies, Golden Age SF, fanzines, Cordwainer Smith, alternate history. Editor of Transformative Works and Cultures. Employed in the STM publishing industry as copy editor, writer, and proofreader. Fond of serial comma and Chicago style.

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Larissa Zek

Larissa Staszak is a fanfiction writer. Under the pen name "A.R. Sommers", she has written over 50 stories but is best known for her Star Wars series "The Reylo Chronicles"; she has also been mentioned in an extensive fan website dedicated to the 1980s television show "Beauty and... Read More →
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André Carrington

andré carrington is currently Assistant Professor of African American literature at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction (Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies... Read More →
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Erica Massey

Erica Massey is a PhD student and graduate instructor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in comics and fandom studies, as well as book history, digital ethnography, disability and minority literature. A two-time speaker at Dragon Con’s Comics and... Read More →

Sunday May 26, 2019 12:10pm - 1:00pm EDT
Panel 3 (WW D)
  • Moderator Karen Hellekson