27th June Track 2
10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
A super-brief intro to Shan He Ling (Word of Honour) and then just. A lot of talking about the queerness of it all.
11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.
The Expanse has brought us a group of complex, competent women of color, with interesting storylines and the agency to make decisions that move the plot. IN SPACE. Did I mention the F/F shipping potential is extremely high? Whether you’ve seen all five seasons or this has piqued your interest and you just want to learn more, come talk about the badass ladies of Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Discussion about men limited to the last 10 minutes.
1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m.
We've had a lot of panels about research; this panel is for talking about the problems that more research doesn't solve: How to write that story that goes AU from historical canon, when only ten people in fandom will spot the divergence point? What about the historical AU of your historical canon? How to bring new readers in your tiny fandom up to speed without boring everyone who already knows the background? Or to pin down a canon that doesn't seem to know what year it takes place? What about older canons that were historical fiction when they were made—and the study of history has moved on? Or canons that were futuristic—and actual history has moved on? This panel is all about the squishy space between what your research says, what the reader knows, and what the canon believes about history.
2 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Highlander? Sentinel? Due South? What would your 90s show be like if your show was now.
3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
From Harry Potter and BBC Merlin to Guardian and MCU, magic gets used and intermingled A LOT with possible sexy times. But what complications or advantages does magic bring into relationships, and how do we dissect an existing magic system so we can use it believably in canon?