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Saturday, July 9 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Evolution of Fandom

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The fourth wall is down and fandom has gone fully mainstream. How has Harry Potter fandom evolved, and what are the pros and cons of fandom fragmentation, the evolution of the fan? Can fandom remain a safe space while also providing new, commerical possibilites for fans?

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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 →
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Heidi Tandy

Attorney, Heidi Tandy
Heidi is a copyright/trademark attorney with a focus on brand protection and fair use; she is Of Counsel with Price Benowitz. Heidi wrote the chapter on Harry Potter in SmartPopBooks' FIC, founded FictionAlley and FYeahCopyright, and serves on the Legal Committee for the Organization... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
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