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Friday, November 10 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Fandom and Identification
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While there is greater diversity in casting these days than ever before, the majority of roles are still written by, for, and cast as straight white men. At the same time, fanfiction tends to be written primarily by women, and many shows with a white male core cast have huge female followings. How do we reconcile this difference between who we see on screen and what fandom itself looks like? What part do fanworks play in identifying with a narrative written for people not like them, and correcting the lack of representation in mainstream media?

Speakers
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L Hunter Cassells

L. Hunter Cassells is the author of Dragon's Rook, a fantasy adventure series for people who really like to think. She formerly herded nuclear physicists for a day job (no, really, she did).
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Gil Cnaan

Gil Cnaan, is one of the coproducers of the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire, a local event promoter, DJ, and all around go-to guy. He owns and operates the local event planning and production company, Storykeeper Events.
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Orenthal Hawkins

Orenthal V. Hawkins is an IT professional and a self-described Pop Culture Fiend. He is also adorkable, geektastic & delightfully nerdy. He is also 100% original and not a reboot. From B-movies to anime, from Old Time Radio to the Golden Age of Television, comic books and the film... Read More →
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Anastasia Klimchynskaya

Anastasia Klimchynskaya is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, where she's working on a dissertation on the emergence of science fiction in the 19th century. In particular, she's exploring how the genre came out of the scientific history of the period. She has... Read More →
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Pam Smith

Dame Dahlia is a cosplayer from Central Pennsylvania and is an active member of the Central Pennsylvania Heroes Coalition and a recruit in the Philadelphia Avengers which are cosplay groups that does community service to local children’s hospitals and other organizations in Pennsylvania... Read More →


Friday November 10, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza V