The Meta of Slash: Its Influence on Fan Culture

Themes:
WritingMediaCulture
What:
Panel
When:
Saturday Aug 18   06:00 PM to 07:00 PM (1 hour)
Tags:
LGBTQgender
Today, slash fandom is a thriving community of millions of creative women (and some men) producing fiction, fan vids, art, short films, academic works, and conventions. In its early days, slash was considered deviant, demeaning to the fandoms it touched, or even ridiculous. Join the panelists to discuss slash meta: how women asked and answered the big questions of sexual interest and acceptance, stopped answering the question "why would women like two guys?", and why slash fandom thrives so vibrantly. Let's discuss slash fandom's contributions to the advances in our culture while we enjoy discussion of our "pornography in the wild."
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University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor
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Circlet Press
Writer, Editor, Activist
Participant
Writer, Alt-sexuality teacher, kvetch
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