26th June Track 2
10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
We all know the classics: accidental baby acquisition, huddling for warmth, woke up married, undercover in a gay bar, amnesia. What happens when you turn it inside out and upside down? From "woke up straight" to "the aliens made them AVOID doing it," what are your favorite inverted or subverted tropes? We'll talk about our favorite trope inversion fanworks and what tropes we'd like to see switched around next.
I'm Not In This Fandom, I've Just Read 1 Million Words Of Fic For It: Reading Fic Without Knowing The Canon
11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
Wait, that person's not the main character? Those people have never interacted? This storyline isn't fanon but actually really did happen???? Let's talk about reading fic for canons we don't know much about!
1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
Hello current and curious ’Star Wars’ fandom! Newly arrived to this galaxy far, far away, old guard or recently returned, however you got here, come chat about the current Mandalorian resurgence (Oya Manda!), the old favs given new life (Boba Fett sits with us now), and the bridging of newest, newer and old. Shocked and delighted to see an animated fav in recorded-flesh-and-blood... or a flesh-and-blood fav return at all? Do you have your fingers crossed for Ezra Bridger on Ahsoka? Want to enthuse about teaching yourself Mando’a, or wondering what a Resol’nare is anyway? This is the place!
2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
With Leverage 2 coming out, the interest in fictional crime is only increasing! Learn about various financial crimes and get your questions answered by an accountant and a CPA. We will be discussing theory only! We will not be providing legal, financial, tax or any other type of advice.
3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
Top/bottom discourse got you down? Not sure you've fully considered your character's circumstances in making this most important of decisions: whose dick goes in whose ass? Worry not: we have the solution! Join us for a quiz show where you'll learn to recognize why no one should top, no one should bottom, and why others are wrong to write either!
4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Interested in joining your local concom, or starting your own con? Or just in seeing what happens behind the scenes? We'll talk about best practices and horror stories, the emergence of the online convention, and what lessons we can take from online cons when we can start getting together in person again.
5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Why do I adore shows where characters play-act as different from themselves? Quantum Leap, Mission: Impossible, Three's Company, Remington Steele, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, "undercover" episodes of X-Files and other spy/cop/agent shows, the switch in Good Omens, Mirror AUs and bodyswap in sci fi shows, polyjuice potion, the "everyone is Janet" ep of The Good Place... Come help me (or someone who looks like me) sort this all out, with recs of good canons, fannish tropes/tags, and fanworks for identity play.