Fandom Through the Years

What:
Panel
When:
10:00 AM, Saturday 15 Apr 2017 (1 hour)
Where:
Cygnet Room
Tags:
HistoryFandom
Discussion:
0

Fandom has always changed.  Every year brings new technology and resources.  Once it could be incredibly hard to find others that shared your passions, today it can be done from your phone.

What was there before blogs and Twitter? How did people experience their favourite TV shows and movies back before there was the internet, cable TV, and when television stations shut down at midnight?  How did people make songvids before computers?  How did one do research for books, articles, or costumes when even major public libraries may have nothing on the subject?

Come along as our panelists (who really aren't all that old, honestly!) talk about what's been gained, what's been lost, and maybe give you some hints at how to keep the good stuff and jettison the bad.