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Friday, October 18 • 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Fanon Service

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Thanks to websites like the Hugo-winning AO3, it's easier than ever to find your fandom and contribute to it, and fan fiction itself is becoming increasingly visible in mainstream pop culture. But what does it mean to create fan works? Does writing fan fiction require engaging in the fan community and its expectations and trends? What are the consequences of creating fan works without interacting with the wider community? Can they be created by anyone, or always by the fans, for the fans?

Moderators
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Erin Rockfort

Erin Rockfort is a trained psychotherapist and a lover of all things story-related. She has a Master's in Counselling Psychology, a background in queer/feminist study and critical religious theory, and has written multiple academic papers on queerness in fandom. In her downtime she... Read More →

Panelists
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J.M. Frey

J.M. Frey is an author, fanthropologist and professional smartypants. With an MA in Communications and Culture, she’s appeared in podcasts, documentaries, and on television to discuss all things geeky through the lens of academia. Her debut novel TRIPTYCH was nominated for two Lambda... Read More →
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Geneviève Hébert-Jodoin

Geneviève Hébert-Jodoin is a French-Canadian transgender woman. She is a lawyer with a dual degree in Civil and Common Law from the University of Ottawa who articled helping refugees navigate the Canadian immigration process. She is also a long time folklore, history and fantasy... Read More →
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Derek Newman-Stille

Derek Newman-Stille (they/them) PhD ABD is a queer, nonbinary, disabled activist, artist, author, and academic. Derek teaches at Trent University, where they research representations of disability in Canadian Speculative Fiction. Derek has two new books out this year - We Shall Be... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Salon E - 60 seats 150 Albert St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5G2, Canada

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