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Saturday, May 4 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Unwelcome: Unpacking the Backlash Against Marginalized Fans, Creators, and Content

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A small, but increasingly virulent contingent of fandom has spent the last several years waging war against women, people of color, and LGBTQ people (and especially those at the intersections of those experiences) who desire to see themselves in genre media. From the Sad Puppies to Gamergate to Comicsgate, we'll talk through the reality of what creators and fans alike have experienced when under fire from these groups, the potential roots of this backlash, and what we can do as a community to push back against it.

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Mari Brighe

Professional scientist and healthcare pro turned queer academic, essayist, editor, and speaker.

Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
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