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Sunday, July 10 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Adversarial Slash Relationships and Why We Love Them

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Friends to lovers is a great fic trope, but what about those ships where both individuals canonically despise each other? What is it about enemies falling in love that makes our slashy toes curl, and why is it that some of us consistently find our OTPs not in the warm and comforting sides of fandoms but rather in their more hostile, wands out, swords drawn environs? Join us as we explore the snarky, difficult aspects of slash ships where Our Lovers' path to True Love is a bit rockier--and more likely to involve a well-placed hex or two along the way.


Femmequixotic (Femme)

Slash and Queer Lit Track Director, Leviosa
Femme has been a fan writer of one stripe or another since she could pick up a pencil. Before stumbling upon online fandom in the early ’90s as an X-Phile, she spent her childhood writing Anne of Green Gables and Gilligan’s Island fanfic—juvenilia which is probably better left... Read More →
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Elizabeth Minkel

Columnist, New Statesman
I'm a journalist who writes about (mostly) books and fan culture.
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Aja Romano

Web Culture Reporter, Vox
Aja Romano is a staff web culture reporter and film reviewer for Vox.com. A longtime member of fandom, she has over a decade of experience as a writer, editor, and geek culture reporter for media outlets including the Mary Sue and the Daily Dot. She is a frequent radio guest and panel... Read More →

Sunday July 10, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am PDT
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