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Panel Title Category Panel Description
DC Comics: A Rainbow of Spandex Fandom Specific Let’s talk about the queer characters of DC–Harley & Ivy, Tim Drake, Jon Kent, Nubia of Themyscira, Connor Hawke, and all the rest.
The Murderbot Diaries Fandom Specific Come join us on our own little Sanctuary Moon as we discuss all things MurderBot.
(Including while ART is the best ever.)
Our Flag Means Death: Squeeing and Speculation Fandom Specific What we loved about Season 1, and what we hope to see in Season 2.
Polyamorus Crafting Tech/Workshop Do you like crafting? Do you refer to your local crafting store as “the bad place”? Come join us as we discover what fellow fans have been up to, what is the newest craze, and ponder yet again where to put it all.
The Sisyphisian Agonies of Hoyay – Why Does Fandom Never Learns? Fandom Specific Johnlock. Destiel. SuperCorp. ShawRoot. Sterek. Stucky. Clexa. When it comes to hoyoay ships, whether through compulsory heterosexuality or outright tragedy, we make the same mistake over and over: We hang our hearts on the possibility that we will be given a happy ending only to end up with a happy ending only to end up Charlie Brown trying to punt Lucy’s football. Why? Why do we fall for it over and over? Lets discuss the concepts of (un)realistic hope for queer representation in western Media, boundary setting between queer and queer-content-seeking fans in positions as consumers in relation to commercialized narrative art, and the importance of fanworks as a means of self-soothing when the queer narrative has been taken out of the hands of the general population.
Fanvid Futures (aka vidding 101 for the future) General/Meta Vids? Edits? FMVs? Loops? Reels? What is the current state of fan video as a creative and cultural form? What tools are people using to make fan videos, where are fan videos shared, and what shifts are we seeing — in form, content, sharing practices, etc.– as fans spread out across a wide array of platforms? If you’ve been vidding for a while now, how has your approach and output changed? And if you want to start editing now in the current moment, midst all of this diversity and change, how would you begin?
Share your pets! Online What is one thing we don’t get to do much at in-person Escapade? Show off our pets. This is your chance to share your dog, cat, snake, rat, or other exotic creatures with your fellow fen.
Is Stargate fandom dead? Fandom Specific SG1 and SGA were really hot, is anyone still writing, doing art, etc.?
Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Fandom Specific What happens when content creators give us well-crafted writing, thoughtful characterization, suffering and angst, and return characters from the dead (sorta)? Obi-Wan Kenobi. What’s great? What’s not-so-great? Discussion and recs sharing.
In a (really, really big and well-populated fannish) Galaxy Far, Far Away… General/Meta The SW universe has expanded its universe like any good fandom, producing new content that’s arguably better, more detailed, and richer than the early source. And, like fandom, there’s no hint that it will stop expanding any time soon. Discuss!
Star Wars: Andor Fandom Specific Twisty spy games, anti-colonialism, and plot-relevant pot banging? Andor hooked a lot of fans this year who’d dropped off the Star Wars content train with its adult-oriented style and powerful acting. Come discuss what you liked, wished had gone different, and are hoping will happen next in this year’s Andor panel.
Crossing that Bridge Online Let’s talk crossovers! What constitutes a crossover, as opposed to having cameos and walk-in parts? Do crossovers work for you, and how? Do you go out of your way to read/write crossovers? What makes a good (bad) crossover? How do you fit the various fandoms together? How much (little) do you need to know about the fandoms involved? How about fusion?
Vidding Without Footage Online How do you make a vid for a fandom that doesn’t exist? Or a book fandom that doesn’t even have a graphic novel version?
(duplicates in-person panel)
Goncharov Online Any or all of the many in-person panels about “the greatest mafia film ever made”.
Deltas, Ferals, and Ringlocks, Evolution of Omegaverse Online Omegaverse has come a long way from its humble beginnings on the SPN kinkmeme. Over the years we’ve expanded genders and gender representations, and the trope has become so popular that it has spilled into mainstream publishing and pop culture. Join us for a review of the evolution of omegaverse, the appearances of different changes in fandoms, and the latest evolution of “ferals” to the trope.
Sex, Sex, Sex and More Sex Online Fandom’s language for sex has changed over time and keeps changing. Not just in the words we use, but in how we frame relationships, how we approach interpersonal conflict, and how we use physicality to reflect the emotions that underscore a scene. Let’s discuss some of our favorite multifandom fics and how language is used to take those fics from just another story to the type of story that stays with you for the rest of your life.
Where Do We Go From Here? Online Fandom is available in all kinds of forms and in all kinds of places. But for all that, what is missing in your opinion? What would you like to see (be it fandoms translated from one format to another, cool story ideas nobody has done, tropes/plotlines that need more exploration, characters that need more representation, etc.)? What format you like to see it in (movies, streaming, TV, comics, books, music, etc.)? And why do you think it hasn’t been done yet?
(duplicates in-person panel)
When Words (Kinda) Fail Online Fan works are not just classic written fanfics. How about podfics, vids, crafts, meta, and so on? Let’s talk about your favourite forms/mediums, and why they work for you.
Fanworks Time Machine: Creating Fanworks set in historical and pseudo-historical settings Online From lovers in ancient empires around the globe to swashbuckling pirates on the high seas, the ballrooms of the Regency ton to Jazz Age nightclubs, vistas of the American West to detectives doing their sleuthing by the light of flickering gas lamps, fandom and fanworks can take us to bygone eras.

Whether the historical setting is canonical, an AU, or a time travel adventure, the challenges and delights in creating fanworks set in days of yore are legion–especially when characters hold marginalized identities that history books aren’t fans of highlighting! Join our panel discussion about those challenges, trade tips, and share resources with us.

Anime, Anywhere, All of It! Online Calling all otaku! What are your slashy new loves? Do you have an old favorite you think EVERYONE should watch? From ‘Yuri on Ice’ to ‘My Hero Academia’ to ‘Bleach’ and everything in-between: let’s talk about anime!
Fractious Fiction: Writing Fails and Flops Online You ever have a fic that just … didn’t? You ever fail to feel the fun? Sometimes a fic is a flop – so let’s talk about why, and lay to rest the fractious souls of those fanfic fails that still haunt us.

(duplicates an in-person panel)

Mama Mia, Here We Go Again: The Cyclical Nature of Fandom Online Water is wet, aliens will always destroy the San Francisco Bridge, and fandom is an ouroboros. So what has fandom brought back that you hate (or love) and what’s been lost that you would like to bring back – kicking and screaming, if necessary?
(duplicates an in-person panel from the general/meta track)
The devil’s always got the best lines Online Why do we find anti-heroes so fascinating? How can we get more of them?
“Wait! Did they have mobile phones in the 1980s?” Online Writing in a fandom set in the past may be tricky, especially when “the past” is fairly recent. We know ancient Romans didn’t have wrist watches, but when exactly did mobile phones become a thing?
When Canon Breaks Your Brain-or Tries To Online How, as writers, do we deal when a canon is so absurdly written, and so loaded with elements such as anachronisms, impossible physics, inexplicable time jumps, etc, that it blocks the way into a story right at the jamb. Yes, I’m mainly looking at you, Our Flag Means Death.
“period-typical (whatever)” Online How do you deal with the way attitudes shifted (for better or for worse) since the canon for your fandom was aired/published? How about older stories in the fandom, including what you may have written in the past? How do you deal in general with what people/you may feel is “problematic”? Do you embrace, explore, avoid?
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The Heterosexualization of the Fictional Media General/Meta A brand-new television show, movie, or other has arrived. The two leads are perfect for each other, promising endless hours of slashy goodness. The first season has aired. Or the first movie is a hit. We wait, breathless, for the next installment. Then we get wopped upside the head with hetero revelations. Newsflash! Didn’t you know? Sam Beckett of (Classic) Quantum Leap had a wife all along? As for Person of Interest, there can’t be any Harold Finch/John Reese because John’s heart has always belonged to NYPD police officer Joss Carter.

Why does show business do this? What’s with the broken promises?

Make a Wish General/Meta Which shows lend themselves to AUs? What makes an AU work or not work? At what point does a AU move too far away from the show to be recoginzable, or take away what makes the original show what drew you to it on the first place? Are fusions an AU or a different trope altogether? Let’s discuss the best of show, the good, the bad and the “what is that doing in my fandom” AUs.
When Canon Breaks Your Brain General/Meta How, as writers, do we deal when a canon is so absurdly written, and so loaded with elements such as anachronisms, impossible physics, inexplicable time jumps, etc, that it blocks the way into a story right at the jamb. Yes, I’m mainly looking at you, Our Flag Means Death.
Our Flag Means Death: The evolution of SMAUs through Our Flag Means Death fandom Fandom Specific There’s a tiny bit of meta out there, including the Fanlore entry for SMAU.
Is this mainly a Twitter-propelled phenomenon (massive, public audience, reader participation, immediate feedback, spinoff fic while the original work is still in progress)? Can it survive on other platforms if Twitter disappears? Do you see this trend growing and evolving in other fandoms? What’s the defense against RPF critics, when images of the actors are used as part of the story? Anything else?
One for All, and All for One Season: Writing Together Tech/Workshop Have you ever thought about what goes into developing a television show? Together, we’ll develop our own – from its intended length, to its main characters, plot, and theme. Will it be a rollicking one-season sci-fi show for teens? A ten-season high fantasy featuring That One Actor We All Know? Or will it be a three-episode special featuring terrifying monsters and breathtaking vistas? Come join us to find out!
Binging the Borgias (And Better Historical Fiction) General/Meta There’s something about a good historical fiction that just hits right. Is it the costumes? The actors squeezed into stays and too-tight pants? The heaving (and sometimes also hairy) bosoms? Bring your favorite long-dead bastard along, because we’re going to be doing an old school dissection on what makes our historical fiction so good!
Star Trek: Everything Fandom Specific We got so much new Star Trek this year. Let’s roll around in it like excited dogs!
Plotbunny Hell General/Meta Plotbunnies, like real bunnies, breed. If you don’t look out, you wind up with more of them than you can ever hope to write.

Come sit, share the plotbunnies you’re never going to be able to write, and commiserate. Plotbunny adoption may occur, but is in no way guaranteed…

Scrunkly Blorbos: Wet Little Meow Meow Appreciation Club General/Meta Some people like the clean cut, cleanshaven sorts. Some people like the smart, elegant ones. And some people like the character who looks like they’ve been left out in the rain–grubby (literally and/or morally), pathetic (physically and/or ethically), and yet strangely appealing (???). This panel is for them. So grab your wet little meow-meow and come on in! We’ll show them the appreciation they’ll never get from the narrative.
Mama Mia, Here We Go Again: The Cyclical Nature of Fandom General/Meta Water is wet, aliens will always destroy the San Francisco Bridge, and fandom is an ouroboros. So what has fandom brought back that you hate (or love) and what’s been lost that you would like to bring back – kicking and screaming, if necessary?
Fantastic Bits and Where to Find Them: Monster Fucking General/Meta The ever necessary and eternally beloved panel where we talk about all the delightful ways we can boogieman and get down! If you like plumbing wet depths and weighing snakes, this is the panel to fuck your freak in.

We guarantee one REAL biologist and at least one REAL freak! It’s an amazing deal.

Fractious Fiction: Writing Fails and Flops Tech/Workshop You ever have a fic that just … didn’t? You ever fail to feel the fun? Sometimes a fic is a flop – so let’s talk about why, and lay to rest the fractious souls of those fanfic fails that still haunt us.
Daddy Issues, or Why Fandom Loves Single Dads General/Meta Come talk about your favorite fandom daddies! Does he actually have kids? Are those kids actually kids? It doesn’t matter! Fandom has assigned this man (or woman!) as their favorite daddy, and we’re here to talk about why.
M/M Romance Fandom Specific What are you liking in the m/m romance publishing world this year? How is this market niche the same as or different from BL publishing? And can we really still call it “romance” when so much of it is series mystery or series urban fantasy?
Mob Psycho 100: No Mobs, No Psychos, but 100% Awesome Fandom Specific Mob Psycho 100 is an amazing show. The animation is top-notch, the story compelling, and the characters grow and change throughout the complete, three-season story. There’s also tremendous slash potential on this wild ride! Whether you want an adult couple, teenage sweethearts, monsterfuckery, or the verboten age difference or incest, this show will let you write it!
Let’s Hear it For the Girls: General/Meta BL is big business, but lesbians have mostly been left out. Still, there are some novels, anime, and even live action stories focusing on women who love women. Where can we find them? Please bring your favorite WLW recs in every language and format!
I Never Thought it Would Happen to Me, But… General/Meta What is your “No, never‚ well, HARDLY ever” kink? What kink did you never think you would want to read or write, until you did? What taboo tropes and forbidden fruits are tempting us today? Come join us for a frank discussion of your favorite kinks… Yes, even THAT one!
Anime, Anywhere, All of It! General/Meta Calling all otaku! What are your slashy new loves? Do you have an old favorite you think EVERYONE should watch? From ‘Yuri on Ice’ to ‘My Hero Academia’ to ‘Bleach’ and everything in-between: let’s talk about anime!
Found in Translation: Men’s Love Worldwide General/Meta Once upon a time, if you wanted visual stories about two men falling in love, you were limited to fanart, fan scans of yaoi manga and the occasional fan-subtitled anime. Nowadays live action series are coming out in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and more! Ranging from sweeping epics to small, intimate stories, many of these shows deliberately play into beloved fanfiction tropes. Will American producers ever get a clue? Do we WANT them to? Whether you want to share your favorite danmei/yaoi/BL show or just see what the fuss is all about, this panel is for you!
Come and C-Novel: (Now with Official English Translation!) General/Meta With the wild success of MXTX’s works in English, more and more titles are being announced. Soon we’ll be able to read the works of Priest, Meatbun Doesn’t Eat Meat, and Meng Xi Shi while supporting the original authors! What novels are you most looking forward to and which titles do you wish Seven Seas would announce next? Are you enjoying the translations or do you prefer the fan versions? Are there any titles you’re hoping WON’T get picked up?
Stefon Up General/Meta If you’re looking for a good time, look no further. Escapade’s hottest new fandom is. . . In true Stefon fashion, descriptions of your fandom presentation should have no context, just a delightful list of the absurd or frankly disturbing aspects. Be prepared to explain the unexplainable.
Fanworks Time Machine: Creating Fanworks set in historical and pseudo-historical settings General/Meta From lovers in ancient empires around the globe to swashbuckling pirates on the high seas, the ballrooms of the Regency ton to Jazz Age nightclubs, vistas of the American West to detectives doing their sleuthing by the light of flickering gas lamps, fandom and fanworks can take us to bygone eras.

Whether the historical setting is canonical, an AU, or a time travel adventure, the challenges and delights in creating fanworks set in days of yoreare legion–especially when characters hold marginalized identities that history books aren’t fans of highlighting! Join our panel discussion about those challenges, trade tips, and share resources with us.

K-Pop Fic Fandom Specific RPF fandoms are a treasure trove of fic, and Korean idol fandoms are no exception. Come share your search tips and your pet peeves about k-pop fanfic.
Fandom Not in English Tech/Workshop Have you been trying to learn a language for fandom purposes? Are you wondering where a certain group of fans hangs out? Let’s talk about language-learning resources and experiences outside of English-speaking fandom.
Too Tall To Ride This Fandom General/Meta Owl House, YA novels, K-Pop, She-Ra, Rescuebots: most of your new blorbo’s fans are new to fandom, under 20, or both. How do older fans navigate the social mores, emerging slang, and community structures of fandoms with a large youthful presence? Let us talk about the shades of gray when the antis and the newbies are still discovering black and white, how it feels to be the only person in the conversation who can rent a car, or that horrific feeling when your backpack or shirt is older than everyone else on the Discord.
White Collar: (Starched) White Collar, Sexy Black Undies? Fandom Specific Neal is easy on the eyes, but we also love the OT3. Highs, lows, and fanfic that someone should write.
Horrors! I’m dead! How should I have prepared for my collection to have been taken care of before hand? General/Meta You’re going to be dead some day. Does it matter to you what happens to your collection — or that your niece, Sister Mary, doesn’t find THAT piece of art in your closet? ‘Course not — you’re DEAD! But you might want to make some arrangement beforehand anyway. Try to donate them to a university? Be cremated with them? Donate them to Escapade? Don’t trust your relatives to care about your treasure hoard. Do you really want the stuff to end up in an estate sale or given to that thrift store down the street? Face it — we’re ALL getting older. Isn’t it time you start making a few plans?
Where Do We Go From Here? General/Meta Fandom is available in all kinds of forms and places. But for all that, is something missing? What would you like to see (be it fandoms translated from one format to another, cool story ideas nobody has done, tropes/plotlines that need more exploration, characters that need more representation, etc.)? What format you like to see it in (movies, streaming, TV, comics, books, music, etc.)? And why do you think it hasn’t been done yet?
Draw Your Own: Gardens of Gayness General/Meta The design of gardens for their erotic potential reached its height in the 18th century — but let’s bring it into the 21st (and further) with a fandom twist! Drawing materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Who Watches The Watcher? General/Meta Reaction videos have become their own genre in fandom, and some reactors have gained fandoms of their own. Why is it fun to watch someone watching something else? What do you like about these videos, and what do you hate? What advice would you give to someone who wants to film and share their own reactions?
Star Trek: Stayin’ Alive at the Disco(very) – what the hell am I watching and can I have some more? Fandom Specific Twists, turns, sharp turns, whoa we’re over the cliff! Humor, drama, fucking amazing language, a giant tardigrade and a scenery chewing dame (gone but never forgotten Michelle Yeoh, also spelled YEOW and YOWZAH!).
The person suggesting this panel is clearly biased but this could be so much more than a squee session. Come school me or share my shock, awe, delight and wish for Tig and Michelle to share screen time.
How to start a writing group that will last Tech/Workshop I’m trying to start a writing group in my town, and the only ones I’ve been a part of haven’t lasted six months. Clearly, I need help.
Bring ideas, questions, suggestions, warnings, good/bad experiences, and of course, scary stories of Just How Wrong This Can Go.
Knives Out: A gay detective, but he already has a husband! Fandom Specific Knives Out: Glass Onion. Detective Benoit Blanc has a fascinating non-romantic relationship with Billionaire Miles Bron in the sequel to Knives Out. It’s not slashy, but there’s lots of room for character analysis. Come share your thoughts about this loveable gay detective and the crimes he solves! (There will be spoilers in the panel.)
Teen Wolf: Alpha, My Alpha… is he really Alpha material Fandom Specific Is Scott truly the lead of the show? Is Scott the moral upright leader of the “Light” he identifies as? Is he deserving of being the TRUE ALPHA? Is he a good friend and a dependable person, or is he a stupid bad puppy? Let’s discuss the reality of Scott and why, in my mind, Teen Wolf is all about the Stiles.
Harry Potter: Worlds collide. .. .. .. (bump) Fandom Specific In Harry Potter we are told that magic and muggle technology don’t mix. How can the Ministry of Magic be under the center of London, if the magic would disrupt the use of technology? Don’t tell me no one wouldn’t check to see why computers and smart phones don’t work for several blocks in central London. Muggle technology and innovations keep rapidly advancing, would the wizarding world even know how to keep hidden? Let’s discuss how magic and technology create warped realities and funny blunders as they intersect in unexpected ways.
Teen Wolf: Cool concept, no follow thru. Fandom Specific In Teen Wolf, how in the hell did the creators continually F-up execution of all the cool concepts so badly? The True Alpha is an original idea that was never really explored. The different color meanings for werewolf eyes that seem to change depending on who has them? Stiles having a spark that is brought up once and never again? The Hunters ideology, the Kinema, other were-animals… Potentially great world building, yet it fell flat. Bring your own examples and let’s explore how these ideas could have been realized.
NCIS: I’m Out of Here Fandom Specific Anthony DiNozzo leaves NCIS… but when should he have actually left the team? Which episode should’ve triggered his exit? Is it a collection of small things building to a untenable work place or one big WTF incident? Military at Home, Dead Air, SWAK, and many other episodes could be examined as the straw that breaks the camel’s back. Bring instances that you think would have made Tony flee the building and where he should land.
The Modern Zine General/Meta Zines are often associated with pre-internet fandom, but zines are alive and thriving amongst the younger members of fandom. Have you produced a zine or contributed to a zine? Come and share your experience! Are you interested in producing a zine, or writing, or drawing for one? What would you like to see in a zine, and what do you think of fans selling zines for profit?
Calibre – Fanficfare Tech/Workshop Learn how to download fanfiction directly into Calibre, create custom columns for warnings, genres, challenges, pairings and more! If there is time I can also share how to generate your own custom covers per fandom.
Fandom Connections in a Diaspora General/Meta How do you connect with others when you fall in love with a new show? How do you find the secret handshake to get connected with where the fandom is at? Let’s discuss meeting points and how increasingly, fandom connections can fracture as social media giants change.
Leverage Redemption: New Cons, Same Old? Fandom Specific Let’s talk about Leverage Redemption, the good, the bad, the things that make us happy to see the Team pull their heists and the things that are driving us crazy. Spoilers through S2 likely.
The Untamed fandom: going strong or dying off? Fandom Specific Three years after “The Untamed” aired, is it too soon to say there is less fannish activity, or is it just certain corners of fandom that are quiet? In any case, here is our chance to squee about the show, rec fic, vids, and art.
Knives Out: It’s My Party Fandom Specific Now that the second Knives Out mystery has come out, what are people’s thoughts on the series? Given a nigh-confirmed romance between Craig’s Benoit Blanc and Hugh Grant’s Phillip, there’s already slash potential, but there are intriguing characters at every turn, and plenty of fic fodder. Come share, add…and compel!
Mercedes Lackey: Velgarth, Beyond, and the Elemental Masters Fandom Specific Mercedes Lackey has created multiple worlds, and is still publishing as of 2022 with the Elemental Masters and Valdemar books. The Queen’s Own is still active — and so is AO3! What sort of magic would you like to practice? What seems the most fun to write about? Is there a sub-series that particularly grabs your interest?
Leverage: A Second Redemption Fandom Specific The second season of Leverage: Redemption is still releasing, but there have already been a variety of introduced plots and arc elements! Let’s talk about our favorite moments, what we’re excited to see more of, favorite moments from seasons past, and cons, crossovers, and marks that we wish would take place!
Dr Who: Who’s Who these days? Fandom Specific The 60th anniversary is coming up. Let’s visit with new Whos (from first female to first person of color with a detour in between), the three specials in November with the return of some familiar faces, and changes in companions and villains. What did we love and still love or want to see? What do you think of the move to Disney in 2023?
Interview with the Vampire: No One Left to Stop Us from “Interviewing” the Vampire Fandom Specific They changed the timeline, the ages, the characters, and the backstories–and it only made everything hotter, sexier, satisfying, and really intense. What do we like? What do we dislike? What do we ship the most? Let’s discuss our latest sexy fandom revival. Now with less lawsuits!
Feed Me, Seymore Alt Programing/Video A fannish recipe exchange! Food, drinks, snacks, etc. If you love it, bring it to share.
Sex, Sex, Sex and More Sex General/Meta Fandom’s language for sex has changed over time and keeps changing. Not just in the words we use, but in how we frame relationships, how we approach interpersonal conflict, and how we use physicality to reflect the emotions that underscore a scene. Let’s discuss some of our favorite multifandom fics and how language is used to take those fics from just another story to the type of story that stays with you for the rest of your life.
Wednesday: Dun-Dun-Dun-Dun– *Snap**Snap* Fandom Specific Say what you will about the newest part of the Addams Family franchise, it gave us a new femmeslash ship with so much mutual softness. Wednesday’s lesbian awakening meets Enid’s newly-discovered goth kink. Not sure if you should watch the show? Come to the panel and let us sell it to you. Harold? They were roommates.
Monsterfuckers Anonymous General/Meta The annual monsterfucker panel, this year complete with any new monsters or discoveries and a review of our favorite monsterfucks!
Fannish Dating Alt Programing/Video Fandom Dating Game! Play along and get matched with the perfect new fandom for you!
Wait, You Found What???? Alt Programing/Video Have you found a fanwork so wild/ bizarre/ fascinating/ bugfuck wild out there that you just HAVE to share it with someone? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. Bring your Best (and Worst) fanworks you’ve found in the wild that blew your mind. We’re talking kinkmeme fills, youtube poop, regretsy works, and anything else that you can never unsee. You bring the Tea, we bring the popcorn.
Deltas, Ferals, and Ringlocks, Evolution of Omegaverse General/Meta Omegaverse has come a long way from its humble beginnings on the SPN kinkmeme. Over the years we’ve expanded genders and gender representations, and the trope has become so popular that it has spilled into mainstream publishing and pop culture. Join us for a review of the evolution of omegaverse, the appearances of different changes in fandoms, and the latest evolution of “ferals” to the trope.
OT3s I have Loved General/Meta This has been a great year for polyship fandoms. Let’s go over our favorite new fandoms and canons that we have discovered or rediscovered that have been about poly love.
Vtubers: What, Why, and How Do I Ship Them? Fandom Specific Heard a lot about Vtubers lately, but don’t know where to start? Don’t really get the concept but still curious? Confused about why people like watching chatty jpegs stream video games? Let’s learn and discuss! And yes, OF COURSE shipping is involved.
Filk me Up Scottie: The Musical Escapade Panel Alt Programing/Video A review of filk history, complete with classic filk recordings and sing-alongs.
The Insidious Side of Bringing Fandom Home For the Holidays General/Meta Holiday fic is a fairly popular trope, however, when dealing with fandoms that are from other cultures or involving minority groups, sometimes fanworks creators will subvert the canon for the religious or cultural practice of their choice. When does bringing fandom home for the holidays become cultural erasure? Does fandom have an ethical obligation to maintain an implicit culture if it’s not explicitly stated in canon? Bring your best thoughts and favorite multifandom recs.
Why do people keep talking about stoplights and which words are safe: Kink 101 General/Meta Interested in writing about kinky scenes or curious about why people keep making spanking fic? Stop on by and get a quick run down on different common kinks in fanfic and the basic body mechanics involved.
Sandman: The joys of Dreamling Fandom Specific He’s an anthropomorphic manifestation of Dreams. The other man is a person that the first guy turned immortal on a whim. Together, they become one fascinating relationship through time. A primer of the Sandman (TV) fandom and a discussion of everything we love about the show.
Transformers: Gender, Sexuality, and Class Differences: A Sociological review of Transformers Fandom Specific With dozens of different canons, Transformers fandom (and canon) still persists in being one of the most varied and complex explorations of gender, sexuality, and class differences through the lens of addressing serious systemic concerns of Cybertronian Culture. Join us in a review of the most hard hitting parts of fandom. Also, FYI, the trucks fuck.
Bookmarks, Archives, and Fanfiction Downloader: Ways to Save and Preserve fic Tech/Workshop A review of various websites and ebook systems for saving, storing, and tracking all your favorite fics.
Proud Immortal Demon Way: Shifting the Paradigm. Fandom Specific An in-depth look at the canon of Proud Immortal Demon Way and the subversions addressed in Scum Villain’s Self Saving System.
KinnPorsche: Where Mob Boss Meets Fandom Cliches Fandom Specific An easy introductory guide to the hot new dubcon/non-con fandom of the year. Piles of sexy men, bondage, power imbalances, identity porn, complicated relationships, sacrifices, mafia wars, imprisonments, ethical cliches, ghosts, and manipulation–KinnPorsche is for you! A Thai BL drama with an origin story you will not believe.
Goncharov in Media Fandom Specific Modern fandom discussion of Goncharov usually focuses on the movie itself. But “the greatest mafia movie ever made” has been seeping into pop culture for years. We all remember the homages in Supernatural and X-Files, but did you know that South Park also did several shoutouts? And Facts of Life did a whole parody episode? Let’s talk about why these tropes and characters endure.
Beyond Star Trek: The Slash of the 60s that Was (and Should Have Been) General/Meta Kirk/Spock is the pair that launched 1000 ships, and M.U.N.C.L.E. is a famed duo, but in the swinging sixties, there was SO MUCH fertile material. Shows with passionate male leads dripping with unresolved sexual tension. From the Green Hornet to The Fugitive, let’s discuss our favorite pairings that should have been (or at least, should have been more of!)

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Make Your Voice Heard! (Podfic for Beginners) Tech/Workshop Podficcing how-to geared towards those who are new to podficcing or interested in beginning to podfic.
Roswell, New Mexico: Queer Americana Online Diners and drive-ins, gunslingers and novelists, cowboys and mad scientists, pickup trucks and… bisexual aliens? Join our panel to discuss the ways in which the recently closed canon of Roswell, New Mexico used the tropes of the American Dream to center queer, Latine, immigrant, and alien (as in Oasian) perspectives.
Future of Escapade General/Meta How’s the online track? Has Escapade dropped events that you miss? Are there new things you’d like us to try? (Should we have an annual fanzine? T-shirts? Games with sex toys as prizes? Bring back the strippers?) Times change, fandom changes, so Escapade changes. Let’s brainstorm some ideas and make plans for Escapade-of-the-future.
Vidding Without Footage Tech/Workshop How do you make a vid for a fandom that doesn’t exist? Or a book fandom that doesn’t even have a graphic novel version?
Fake Fandoms General/Meta Goncharov’s the most recent, but there are plenty of fandoms that either don’t exist at all or are only part of some other fandom.
OTW: How It Works General/Meta It’s more than AO3! There’s Open Doors (which is pretty strongly connected to AO3), Fanlore, the academic journal, and legal advocacy. We’ll review what the projects are, what the Board does, and how people can get involved.
Hugo Awards General/Meta Worldcon’s in Chengdu this year, and the Hugos likely to be very different from the US/European ones. What came out in 2022 that’s worth nominating? We’ll go over the categories and some of the drama.
Physical Zine Preservation Tech/Workshop The universities that have zine archives have mostly closed for new entries. There are people willing to donate zines to fannish archives but no archives. Should we (should someone) start an org? Do we have physical storage space volunteers? What would it take to set up a database?
One Finger, Two Fingers, Three Fingers, Cock General/Meta Many gay men have pointed out that the finger-prep system is not part of most M/M sex. (One person said: “Fingering is normally an end in itself, not ‘preparation’.”) So why is it so common that leaving it out will sometimes get writers yelled at? And what can we write instead?
The Untamed: Everyone but WangXian Fandom Specific There is one (1) canon pairing in this fandom. Let’s talk about everyone else: JC/LXC, Huaisang’s porn, whether Jin Ling hooks up with Lan Sizhui or Lan Jingyi, who gets paired with Wen Ning in the AUs where he’s not a fierce corpse, and the one unredeemable, unshippable character in the fandom.
The Vocab of Shipping Discourse General/Meta Proship. Anti anti. Comship. Anti-proship. “Proship content.” Let’s discuss what the Kids These Days are calling the kink tomato.
Twitsplosion/You Can Find Me At: General/Meta Let’s review the Pros and Cons of various social networks and how fandom is using them. Twitter’s still around (…for now). Mastodon has its issues (so let’s gossip about them). As social networks grow, change, get bought out and decimated, or die, there’s a massive loss of fandom community and culture.
Goncharov: Time on the Bridge Fandom Specific “If we were really in love, you wouldn’t have missed…”
Let’s talk about the greatest mafia movie never made.
The Locked Tomb: We Do Bones, Motherf-cker. Fandom Specific Lesbian necromancers in space. Frontline Titties of the Fifth. Canon-typical necrophilia. God, but with memes. Cow facts. Do you love The Locked Tomb series? Are you curious about The Locked Tomb series? Are you confused about The Locked Tomb series? Then you’re in the right place! Let’s talk about these books together. One flesh, one end (bitch).
Our Flag Means Death: Looking Toward a Second Season of F*ckery Fandom Specific David Jemkins has promised/threatened to “wreck our ship” in the second season. What do we expect? Hope?
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Canon? General/Meta Getting into a new fandom? Rejoining an old one? Paddling along in a long-time fave when suddenly it gets new content? Either way, chances are good that you’ve heard the term “canon” being thrown around, often as a way of explaining what actually happened or what you need to watch.

This panel will be a place to get into what this term means, where we’ve seen it used, and what it seems to mean to fans, particularly as producers are starting to use it too!

Imagine Canon (Goncharoving) General/Meta I just saw a post on Tumblr about this old movie, maybe you’ve heard of it? Goncharov, The greatest mafia movie never made. Perhaps you recall that show we all used to watch? You know, the one that doesn’t actually exist. How about that book no one talks about anymore? It really was epic, or would have been if it was real.

Come add to the collective unreality of a fandom that never was. Stretch your skills at analyzing media in a whole new creative way. We’ve made ships out of the smallest scrap of canon. Are you ready to make one out of nothing at all?

Beauty Is In The AI Of The Beholder General/Meta When they said, “the robots are coming for your job,” did you know that job would be writing Stucky omegaverse porn? AIs are grabbing art and writing and mashing them into new projects. Is it art? Is it ethical? Can we separate the two? Is it all worth it to see John Oliver marry a cabbage?
Heaven Official’s Blessing – Everyone Here Is Somebody Else Fandom Specific Masks snd shapechanging are popular in Heaven Official’s Blessing (TCGF). Nearly every character wears a disguise at some point. How do these disguises relate to the characters’ identities, queerness, history, and character journeys? What about the names – names that are chosen, names that are shared, and even names that are kept, despite tradition? And what about the way the adaptions deal with names and identities?

Any level of familiarity with Heaven Official’s Blessing is welcome, but beware that we will be discussing the biggest twists in the novel. You WILL be spoiled.

The Winchesters: Magical Mystery Tour Fandom Specific Diversity in Supernatural? Be still my heart. Whether you’re rooting for those wacky kids John and Mary, or Carlos/John (soulmates, schmoulmates), have a crush on Lata, or are just loving the found family vibes, let’s get together and dish about the Scooby gang, what the “big reveal” of episode 13 might be, and what their adventures mean for the larger Supernatural ‘verse.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: After Hours Fandom Specific Christine Chapel, disaster bi? Spock, the little black dress of the Enterprise? The Secret Logs of Mistress Una? What do our faves get up to after hours? Inquiring minds need to know.