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Sunday, July 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Playing the Blame Game: Who's Behind the Shortage of Femslash?

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This panel will look at both sides of the issue, from the creators to the fans. On the creator side, we’ll consider how female representation in media (or the dearth of it) affects the number of shippable female characters. On the fannish side, we’ll look at some commonly cited reasons why fandom, which is majority female, tends to avoid writing f/f stories. Taking into account popular fandoms like Harry Potter, Teen Wolf, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Supernatural, Legend of Korra, Once Upon a Time, Steven Universe, and Homestuck, we’ll examine some potential causes for the comparative lack of femmeslash and look at some possible solutions.


Stephanie Guerdan

Stephanie Guerdan wears the hats of an editor, blogger, podcaster, cosplayer, grumpy feminist, and lifelong fangirl, often simultaneously. (She looks good in all of them.) She can be found writing for the Lady Geek Girl and Friends blog as Lady Saika, and she makes up one half of... Read More →
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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 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
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