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Panelmultifandom, Star Trek, Starsky & Hutch, Star Wars, maybe Yuri on IceZines Past, Present, and FutureHistory of zines in fandom, spotlight on current zines to check out, vision board
of zines we'd love to see/want put together ourselves
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WorkshopPodfic fandomHow Do Podfic? Getting started in podfic fandom can be intimidating and confusing, but let's work on breaking it down! We'll talk from choosing a work to recording to posting as a basic guide, and also talk about some of the changes and difficulties that veterans may be encountering. Grab your mics, and let's get started!
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Group DiscussionHockey RPFHockey Fandom or: How I Learned Where Every Small Town in Canada is Located, Thanks Pierre A new season dawns! Let's talk rimming it around the boards, knotted scores, riding the d in the slot, being good down low, hooking calls, closing up tight gaps, stallions, and coming in the back door.
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Group DiscussionGhostbusters. Mad Max: Fury Road. Doctor Who. Ocean’s 8The Future is FemaleThe women are coming for the franchises… Let’s talk about these, and what movies and shows should be revamped with an all-female cast.
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Workshopall fandomsPlushie Workshop: 2 Soft 2 CuteLearn how to make your own plushie! Bryn & She!Sam will be available to answer questions and offer advice to beginner sewers. Supplies are free!
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PanelMulti-FandomJoy in the ApocalypseJust a full free for all to rec joyous and nice things when everything is crumbling down around us. Could be media, self care tactics, food, your favorite demon summoning rituals, or anything else!
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Group DiscussionMultiIt May Be Garbage But it's MineA chance to talk about all of the garbage tv, movies, and media that we love but that we acknowledge is not brain food at all.
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Group DiscussionMultiFannish Beginnings and MiddlesThere's no end to fandom but there's always a beginning. How did you get into fandom? Which ones were stops on your journey? Where are you now? Come learn about your fellow fans and tell us about yourself.
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Group DiscussionMultiVintage fandomsComplementary to the fannish beginnings and middles discussion, let's talk about our current and previous fandoms for things no longer in production. Rec that show that's not on anybody's radar because it went off the air in 1979, find the other person in the hemisphere who wants to talk about that fantasy series that didn't get made into a movie, and reminisce about the days of Buffy fandom being good before the reboot comes out and ruins all.
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PanelMultiKeeping It in the Family: Incest in FandomPretty much what it says on the tin. Do you like your family relationships a little too close? Come discuss your favorite incest ships, past and present. It's a pretty safe bet we'll talk about Flowers in the Attic and the infamous Folgers commercial. I'll probably yell about why I hate the "pseudo-incest" tag. We can all share some recs. It'll be a good time
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Group DiscussionMCUInfinity War Support GroupIt is SUCH A LONG TIME until May 2019. And Infinity War was so devastating. I think we could all use a little emotional support during this trying time. Any or all of the five stages of grief are welcome. Bring your fan theories and your angry rants. Hopefully we'll all feel a little better for sharing the burden. (I mean, probably not, but a girl can dream.)
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PanelVoltron, Yuri on ice, MultiIn space, on ice, fighting evil by moonlight: animated gay has come a long way. Come discuss representation & flail over your favorite animated queer characters present or past, popular or obscure.
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WorkshopTabletop RPGs, D&D 5e especiallyTabletop RPGs 101Tabletop RPGs are making a comeback, and we all want to get on with some dice-rolling shenanigans. This workshop would be primarily for players and DMs to discuss various systems, help each other develop characters, design monsters, understand mechanics and maybe even find a group. Whether you've never touched a d20 in your life or you have a drawer of them, come roll up something new and probably deadly!
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PanelFandom HistoryFandom History: From Zines to AO3Fandom is old. So old. Old as balls. For as long as there's been humans, we've been telling stories, and as long as we've been telling stories, we've been arguing about, retelling, rewriting and loving on those stories. From ancient philosophers arguing over who topped, Patroclus or Achilles, to the MCU, Fandom's been there, shipped that. Let's discuss where Fandom's been, where it is, and where it might be going.
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WorkshopMulti-fandomFandom Stitch'n'BitchBring your project bags and hang out while we talk about our favorite nerdy crafts, share expertise and dish about our favorite CONfab programs! Showing off your latest creative effort is highly encouraged. Beginners are welcome, too! Spare needles and yarn will be available for newbies who want to learn to knit.
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Group DiscussionMultiWriter's Support GroupWe all know how difficult writing can be, and it’s not very often that so many fanfic writers are concentrated in one place. Join your fellow writers in a group discussion to whine about writer’s block, have a dialogue about dialogue, and trade tips to make erotica a little less hard.
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WorkshopMakeupThe Clex Monkie School for People Who Can't Makeup GoodHow to makeup, who to avoid, and why to cliff any guy who "jokes" about swimming on the first date.
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Group DiscussionMultiFuck Reality: The Importance Of Magical Realism and Happy Endings in FictionPretty much what it says on the tin.
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Group DiscussionMultiPlease Stop Saying “Back When I Was In _____:” A Support Group For Dying FandomsMaybe your canon has closed, or everyone else seems to have moved on. Dealing with the fact that you still love a fandom everyone seems to have left is hard. Come commiserate.
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Group DiscussionMulti, with an emphasis on horrorIF YOU GO UP THOSE STAIRS I’M DISOWNING YOU: A Discussion Of Unworthy Final GirlsSometimes it’s not the best that survives.
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Group DiscussionMulti


Mpreg recs, varieties, and variations. Why are we so drawn to it, and where can we get more?
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Group DiscussionHuman Beings?

Invisible Unicorns 2: The Winter Soldier
Everyone knows bi people don’t exist except in porn. And asexual is how amoebas reproduce or something. And pansexual is just some millennial buzzword. No one is on this panel, and they talk about sexuality and the lack thereof.
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Group DiscussionMultiSoulmate AUs Are My FandomFirst words appearing on skin, moving tattoos, names, symbols, wounds, countdowns, GIVE ME ALL THE SOULMATE AUs
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PanelMulti-fandom (Beatles, Backstreet Boys, One Direction...)A Brief History of Boy BandsWhat was the first boy band? Why are they called a band if they don't play instruments? Who invented boy bands, anyway? Are boy bands even still a thing? All this and more, at a panel that is sure to serve up equal parts edification and squee!
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Multi-fandom (TBD but probably including Marvel)
HBIC: The Marginalization of Outspoken WomenWhat it says on the tin: this is a discussion of media in which smart, driven, ambitious, talented, unapologetic women are shoved aside, overlooked, or demonized. But don't worry; it's not all downers. We'll conclude with a group discussion of our favorite media in which girlbosses shine!
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PanelHamiltonHamilton: Where Are They Now?You can name who's singing each individual lyric on the Hamilton Original Broadway Cast Recording. But do you know what they've been up to since they left the Richard Rodgers Theatre? We'll cover the career moves and personal lives of our favorite revolutionaries post-Hamilton, and then we'll turn it over to you: what do you want to see from them? What are your dream projects for Daveed Diggs and Pippa Soo? Come share them with us!
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Multi-fandom, all television (potentially B99, Sense8, Queer Eye, The Good Place, DCTV, more TBD)
My DVR is Intersectional: How TV Bridges CommunitiesTelevision in 2018 is more diverse than ever. Our TV shows don't just have one token queer character, or black character, or Muslim character - they have all of the above, and more! We'll chat about our favorite TV melting pots, and daydream about the kinds of intersections we'd like to see in 2019 and beyond.
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