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Saturday, July 9 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Non-binary Gender for Genre Fandoms

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This panel will discuss possibilities for reading and writing beyond cis-gendered expectations, binary gender roles, and heteronormativity, particularly in genres where individuals are already superpowered, magical, and otherwise extraordinary. Join us for critical lenses and fannish feels about creating and consuming content representing a greater spectrum of identities and an expansive understanding of imaginary worlds.


Noeon (Noe)

Slash and Queer Lit Track Director/Meetup Director, Leviosa
Noe has been active as fan for many years. She thinks her first fannish work was for LOTR book fandom, although she also cosplayed Battle of the Planets as a small child, worried for years over the fate of Starblazers, and will forever be in love with the Fourth Doctor. These days... 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 →
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Lilah Vandenburgh

Lilah Vandenburgh has a BsC in film directing from Boston University and an MFA in film directing from Columbia University. She is writer/director of the multi-award winning short BITCH and has worked as a film editor, and a music video director for Black Dog/RSA. She recently co-wrote... Read More →
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Vaysh has been in fandom since... OMG 2003 when she discovered Sam/Frodo and slash, practically at the same time! Today Vaysh is active in both the HP and the Stucky fandom (HP on LiveJournal, Stucky on tumblr). She is one of the editors of the Daily Snitch and mods several Drarry... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
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