ESCAPADE 2019 SCHEDULE

Live tweet/blog Escapade panels, receive volunteer credit (discount for next year's registration).

Behold! The schedule for Escapade 2019. There are several items that are scheduled outside of our normal convention spaces (listed below). They don't fit neatly into the online schedule, but are included in the 1-page schedule (aka pocket program) that you can download here. Program book (interior) can be downloaded here.

There are a few available spots available to sign up for DIY panels. If you grab one, your panel won't be included in the program book, but there will be signage at the convention, and even an opportunity to create a spontaneous panel or game mid-convention in one of the available slots, or in the atrium. Just pick up a sign in the con suite.

Thursday 7-8:30 pm | Early check in. Pick up your badge and materials. Run into friends | Con Suite.
Thursday 7 pm | Guided Tour (also Friday noon) | Laguna/Malibu
Thursday 7:30 pm | How to Mod an Escapade Panel (also Friday 1 pm) | Newport
Saturday 3 pm | Fannish Wine Tasting | Franzeska's room
Sunday 1 pm | Fannish Tea Party | Franzeska's room
Meetups in the atrium | Friday noon, Saturday 1 pm, Sunday 10:30 am | Topics TBD
Oscars meetup | Sunday 5 pm | Location TBD

Friday

HospitalityLaguna/MalibuMarina del ReyNewportRedondoArt ShowDealers
9:00 AMReg OnlyClosedClosedClosedClosedFan FairSetup Only
10:00 AMReg OnlyClosedClosedClosedClosedFan FairSetup Only
11:00 AMReg OnlyWelcomeClosedClosedClosedFan FairSetup Only
12:00 PMReg / OpenGuided TourCapt AmericaAvailableAvailableArt Show MeetingSetup Only
1:00 PMReg / OpenFandom HappinessThe SentinelHow to Mod3-Min Pimp VidCheck In OnlySetup Only
2:00 PMReg / OpenImposter SyndromeVenomQueer Eye LoveLend Your EarsArt ShowOpen
3:00 PMReg / OpenEnd is Not EnoughAge of SailDCUPeggingArt ShowOpen
4:00 PMReg / OpenWell-Written FemalesMy Hero AcademiaThe ProfessionalsDungeons &DragonsArt ShowOpen
5:00 PMReg / OpenSNO3Star TrekFinding Fantastic BitsD&D continuedArt ShowOpen
6:00 PMReg / OpenSetupAvailableDeadpool (Atrium)AvailableArt ShowOpen
7:00 PMReg / OpenSetupAvailableSetupAvailableArt ShowOpen
8:00 PMClosedPartyGame NightPartyGame NightClosedClosed
9:00 PMClosedPartyGame NightPartyGame NightClosedClosed
10:00 PMClosedPartyGame NightPartyGame NightClosedClosed

Friday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fan Fair
Catalina Art Show

Fan Fair! Fanfare? Fair Fans? FanFair!! New to at Escapade 2019: crafty fans bring their creative output to show (and sell).

Mod: Barbana


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fan Fair
Catalina Art Show

Fan Fair! Fanfare? Fair Fans? FanFair!! New to at Escapade 2019: crafty fans bring their creative output to show (and sell).

Mod: Barbana


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome to Escapade
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Start the convention at the Welcome panel. Meet the concom, the scholarship recipients, and a room full of your new best friends. Find out what’s new at Escapade this year. Also, pick the Wildcard and Wayback panels.

Mod: Charlotte C. Hill, megan


Fan Fair
Catalina Art Show

Fan Fair! Fanfare? Fair Fans? FanFair!! New to at Escapade 2019: crafty fans bring their creative output to show (and sell).

Mod: Barbana


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Guided Tour
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

New to Escapade, or new to this hotel, or just want a walkthrough to give yourself ideas on how to spend the convention? This is a walking tour pointing out the event rooms, consuite, art show and dealer room, and various aspects of the hotel.

Mod: Neth Smiley


Captain America/MCU: The End of the Line
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Captain America fandom has taken a lot of hits lately: we didn’t even get a real third Cap movie, the Cap Family barely existed in Infinity War, and the end of Chris Evans’s contract means Steve Rogers as we know him in the MCU has left the building after A4--and a lot of fans are convinced Steve will in fact be killed off. Will Cap fandom wither and die the way most closed canons do, or will things like the Bucky and Sam streaming series and the comics help keep it alive in some form? Can we keep the Cap love alive?

Mod: gwyneth rhys


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fandom Happiness
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Need a pick-me up? Come share the things that are making you happy in fandom right now. An oasis of 100% squee.

Mod: Saklani


Sentinels, Sentinels Everywhere
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Sentinels fusions and cross-overs. Let’s talk about the original show and how the concept lives on in almost every other TV show and Movie verse. Why does it integrate so well and are there any universes that it doesn't? How has the concept changed, grown, but it is still so easily recognizable? Is it because a major part of the world building is done and recognizable? Or that it’s such a great spring board that the places it can take you to seem limitless?

Mod: Kris -KrisserCI5, Tayrin, Teresa


How to Mod an Escapade Panel
Newport Meta & Fandom

Considering moderating and aren't sure how? Showed up at a panel and the mod didn't, and it was going to be canceled if someone doesn't step up? Modded something and it went flat, and you're not sure why? Let's talk about how to start a panel and keep people engaged. First-time moderators strongly encouraged to attend.

Mod: Tree Wishes


3-Minute Pimp Vid
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Forget telling: Show us your canon with a vid or clip! (3-5 minutes each.)

Mod: Lola, Luminosity .


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Identity Imposter Syndrome: Am I Queer Enough?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Do slash fans and writers have the right to call themselves 'queer'? Historically, slash fans have often self-identified as part of the queer community. But is simply being a fan of slash 'enough' to call oneself queer in today's (ironically) more tolerant environment?

Mod: Charlotte C. Hill, ChelleToo, glymr


Venom: Mainstreaming Tentacle Fucking
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Venom and Eddie prowling the streets, looking for bad guys to eat, first comes screams, then comes blood, next comes Venom railing Eddie; like on a cellular level, it's fucking wild and hot like burning. Bring your love for tentacles and all-consuming love & sex!

Mod: Calysta Rose


Queer Eye Love
Newport Meta & Fandom

Let's talk about the new show, the old show, the awesomeness that we now have 10 gay guys who are willing to talk fashion, decorating, cooking, style, and life, and what we'd love to see happen next. **Possible spoilers for the new season.**

Mod: Raine Wynd


Lend Me Your Ears: Vids & Music
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Have you ever discovered a song or musician because of a fanvid? Do you have thoughts on what music works and doesn't with fan vids? Let's talk about all the ways in which different types of music can work in vids, and look at some vids that work with music in awesome or surprising ways. Plus maybe there will be a little singing along...

Mod: Lola


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

What if the End is Not Enough?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

What happens when your favorite show, book series, or cinematic universe ends but the ending sucks? What if its abruptly cancelled with things unresolved? What if the writers make a decision so heinous, everyone jumps ship? There's no denying fandom knows how to fill these voids with fic and art, but how do fans as individuals deal with it when the thing we love is suddenly over? Let's talk fandom depression and how to deal.

Mod: Saklani


Shipping on Ships: Age of Sail Fandoms
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Fandoms in the period and setting usually called the "Age of Sail": Black Sails, Horatio Hornblower, Master and Commander, the Aubrey/Maturin books, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Terror, and more. What are your likes and dislikes? Other canon recs? Tropes and approaches? What are the biggest pleasures and challenges of writing, reading, vidding, etc., Age of Sail, and how do you handle them? And how does it compare with handling other historical fandom settings?

Mod: Dorinda, Keiko Kirin, Thevetia


DCU: The good, bad, and sexy parts of their expanded universe
Newport Meta & Fandom

A fun recap of DCU fandom and the shows, movies, and comics that inspired it.

Mod: Tree Wishes


Pegging! A Delightful Intro.
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Have you wanted to bend over your boyfriend and have your way with his sweet ass? Come learn how! Panel will feature on depth info for first timers on anatomy & techniques plus how to entice nervous first timers.

Mod: fashes ilia


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Yay Well-Written Female Characters, but...
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Does having the stray well-written female roles on shows screw up m-slashing possibilities? How can we work around them without denigrating or erasing them: OT3, amicable break-ups, etc? We can talk about the history of working around canon het love interests too.

Mod: Calysta Rose, STRANGER


My Hero Academia: Who's on Top?
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

What's not to love about My Hero Academia? The storytelling is emotionally resonant, yet fun! It's got a huge cast of characters, and you'll fall in love with every single one of them. The shipping possibilities are endless! Come see why this mega-popular superhero show is inspiring massive amounts of fanart and fanfiction among a talented new generation of fans and find your own favorite "top hero!"

Mod: glymr


Pros: The Bus at the End of the Tunnel
Newport Meta & Fandom

The clue bus has come and gone. Who get on first? Falls off the first step? Or gets run over by the darn thing? Let's talk.

Mod: Cindy, Kris -KrisserCI5


Dungeons & Dragons: Learn by Doing
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

D&D is experiencing a surge of popularity right now, but getting started can be daunting. Sometimes the best way to learn is to jump right in. Join Brak as he walks you through a fantasy adventure for beginners (experienced players are welcome too!). Choose from a pre-generated character, or hit Brak up any time before the panel to create your own adventurer. Supplies provided by the moderator. All you need is your imagination!

Mod: Brak


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Social Network of Our Own (SNO3?)
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Between FOSTA/SESTA, Article 13, Facebook's new "don't mention that sex exists" policy, and the Tumblrpocalypse, is it time for our own fannish social site? Or are Dreamwidth and Pillowfort enough? bit.ly/2BmBSR3 is a Google doc with feature discussions.

Mod: Elf


Star Trek and tropes, where it all started
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

When I think of the Star Trek fandom I think hurt/comfort, pon farr, and bonding fics. This is like the original fandom of Sex Pollen and Aliens Made Us Do It fic! Are there new tropes that are becoming popular in this fandom? Anything you love/hate? Did the reboot movies bring in their own tropes or are we just rewriting the same old stories? Recs welcome.

Mod: Tayrin, Teresa


Fantastic Bits and Where To Find Them
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

If there's one thing we've learned from The Shape of Water and the Venom fandom, it's that the only better thing than a nice smutfic is a nice monster smutfic. But how to handle the nookie? Fortunately, the natural world provides bountiful inspiration for nonhuman (and bizarre) genitalia. Join us for a discussion of how this can benefit your favorite monsters (and their partners too).

Mod: MlleMusketeer


Dungeons & Dragons: Learn by Doing
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

D&D is experiencing a surge of popularity right now, but getting started can be daunting. Sometimes the best way to learn is to jump right in. Join Brak as he walks you through a fantasy adventure for beginners (experienced players are welcome too!). Choose from a pre-generated character, or hit Brak up any time before the panel to create your own adventurer. Supplies provided by the moderator. All you need is your imagination!

Mod: Brak


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Deadpool: The Hotel Bar is a Lot Classier than Sister Margaret's
Atrium Tech/Alt Prog

Come to the Deadpool panel, or as the hotel calls it, "happy hour". You bring the fic recs. We'll bring the gummy baby hands.

Mod: Franzeska


8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Friday Night Dance Party
Laguna/Malibu, Newport Meta Panels

Features Franzi’s curated collection of dance-able vids, a half-time show of classic vids from Kandy, appetizers, cake, and a cash bar. Also, a quiet(er) room is is available for socializing.

Mod: Franzeska, kandy fong


Game Night – Slash and More!
Marina del Rey, Redondo Fandom Panels

Take a break from the dance, bring your fannish games and prepare for hilarity (we'll have some games on hand to get us going).

Mod: KatBear


Saturday

HospitalityLaguna/MalibuMarina del ReyNewportRedondoArt ShowDealers
8:30 AMReg OnlyClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedSetup Only
9:00 AMReg OnlyRebootsDresden FilesMiss FisherOrvilleClosedOpen
10:00 AMReg OnlyFandom: ConcritMarvel: Tony StarktumblrA03 Fan Art & VidsArt ShowOpen
11:00 AMReg / OpenCon Artist FandomsShe-RaRecs, Recs, RecsPoly CraftingArt ShowOpen
12:00 PMReg / OpenGift EconomyHolmesMagnificent 7FundraisingArt ShowOpen
1:00 PMOpenWhy Do They Hate...DetroitShadowhuntersDating GameArt ShowClosed
2:00 PMOpenArchetypesSpiderverseStar WarsPitch A VidGallery CrawlClosed
3:00 PMOpenGalactic JourneyMarvel/ThorkiWildcardPictionaryArt ShowOpen
4:00 PMOpenPost SlashExorcistMagiciansSex ToysArt ShowOpen
5:00 PMOpenMegafandomMCU Phase4WaybackMore Vids!Art ShowOpen
6:00 PMOpenSetupTraumaSetupWriting WoesClosedClosed
7:00 PMClosedSetupSetupSetupAvailableClosedClosed
8:00 PMClosedSongvid ShowVidshow AnnexClosedAvailableClosedClosed
9:00 PMClosedSongvid ShowVidshow AnnexClosedAvailableClosedClosed
10:00 PMAfter PartyClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed

Saturday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Reboots, do they work?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Has the industry run out of ideas? In the last few years a lot of shows are getting re-worked: MacGyver, Magnum P.I., Man from UNCLE, and Star Trek just to name a few. What makes a great reboot vs. a terrible one? What are you looking forward to? What are you dreading?

Mod: Tree Wishes


Dresden Files: Peace Talks: NOT a Political Panel
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Will the next book be out by the time Escapade starts? Who knows? Who cares? We don't need the next installment to enjoy our favorite pairings and characters! Join us for discussion and squee about Harry, Billy, Michael Carpenter, Thomas, Kincaid, Murphy, Molly, and of course Gentleman Johnny's green eyes!

Mod: glymr


Miss Fisher's Movie & Spinoff
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

1920s era detective with sass and style, Miss Fisher delights in book and TV. What could be better? A full length film! Let's dish the dirt on this sexy broad!

Mod: Saklani


Orville: Sci/Fi to Watch
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Let's discuss this clever show - especially discuss this show in the context of its relationship with Classic Trek, especially if you accept the premise that certain episodes were the equivalents of modern day morality plays.

Mod: Kris -KrisserCI5, Snow


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fandom: Is There A Safe Space for Concrit?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Readers of fanfic are generally encouraged to approach commenting in the spirit of “If you can’t say anything positive, then don’t say anything at all.” But what if a writer wants to improve? In this panel, we will talk about whether there is a space in fandom for writers to get constructive criticism, as well as how to give constructive criticism if it is desired.

Mod: Jen, Sally


Marvel: Tony Stark - genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Let’s talk about the man MCU seems to hate and blame for of all the evils in the world. Why does he get blamed for everything? Does his wealth mean he is held to different (higher) standards? I am all about the Tony Love but the movies seem to want to wallow in Tony whump. He is a fascinating character to explore and examine in the movies and how he has been developed, marginalized, villainized, victimized, and celebrated. Come share fic that fixes some of things that drive you crazy.

Mod: Tayrin, Teresa


The fall of tumblr
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Fans have always looked for a good place to build communities on line. Recent events with Tumblr and other platforms like Facebook are restricting our gathering places and even blocking and purging our self-made content. How are people dealing with this? Fandom will survive, but where? Come discus the problems and options out there.

Mod: aerialiste, Lola


AO3 But For Fanart & Fanvids
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

AO3 has been great for fic, we need safe harbors for art and vids too. Let's talk about it!

Mod: Elf


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Panel is Quicker than the Eye: Con Artist Fandoms
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Con artist fandoms! Grifters and heists! The Ocean's movies, Leverage, The Sting, Hustle, and more. What do you like (and dislike) about them? Any canon questions or recs? Fave types of stories, vids, art? What do you like to write? Any research tips, or do you actually prefer to avoid the con-artist's 'workplace'? Are grifter characters bad guys or good guys or...? Tuck an ace up your sleeve and let's talk about all things con-artisty!

Mod: Dorinda


She-Ra: Sapphic Paradise
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

With multiple well-written female characters (several of whom are overtly queer coded) there is no shortage of shipping options. Glimmer and Adora start as adversaries and become best friends. Catra and Adora have a long, intense history that means they can't just stop caring despite themselves. And that's just two of the possibilities! Come talk about your faves!

Mod: Calysta Rose


Recs, Recs, and More Recs
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Do you have some stories that you just think everyone should read? An archive with the best stuff? A web site that has the best fan art or vids? Join us and share your fandom, pairing, trope, or character internet treasures. Bring and share the best of what you have found on the web.

Mod: Nev, Saklani


Polyamorous Crafting
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Some people stick to one craft, one hobby.

That ain't us. Our love is too broad, too varied, to be limited to one true craft. We dabble in fibers, cast in resin or pewter, or get paint on everything we touch (and we touch A LOT).

Come join us as we celebrate our myriad endeavors while puzzling over why we never have enough time, money, or storage space.

Mod: Lizbetann


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Is the Fannish Gift Economy Passé?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

One component of the recent AO3 wank involved the idea that fanfiction authors should be allowed to solicit financial compensation through their fanwork pages. The idea of fandom as a gift economy has shaped fan activity and fandom communities for decades, and has been used as part of a justification for fanfiction's legality. But fan artists have also routinely sought compensation for their work during that same period of time, and the internet has only made that easier. Will more and more fanfiction writers also begin writing for commission, or setting up financial support subscriptions? Is the idea of the fannish gift economy becoming passé?

Mod: Aral, k8 paintedmaypole, megan


Holmes, Holmes, and more Holmes
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Let's talk Sherlock Holmes fandom from ACD to the latest urban fantasy.

Mod: Jen


Mag 7: Magnificent AUs
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

What makes the Magnificent 7 TV show so ripe for AUs? Not to mention the pairings! Seven men equals lots of opportunity for slashy goodness in any place and time. What are your favorites?

Mod: Cindy, Kris -KrisserCI5


Fundraising Options
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Escapade is having trouble making enough money to survive. If we don't want raise the membership fee 25% (and we don't), what would we prefer instead? What kind of scholarship options would encourage more of us to donate, and what other fundraisers could we have?

Mod: Tree Wishes


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Why Do They Hate Us This Week?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Slash was claimed to be "unrealistic" and "perverting the characters," and anyone interested was probably mentally unstable. Later, BDSM was the black sheep trope of fandom. The current big drama is "underage" pairings. For those who've seen all the variations of "only a DEPRAVED PERVERT would be interested in THOSE stories," how do we explain that "I want to read/write this" doesn't make us evil predators? Should we even try?

Mod: aerialiste, Seperis


Detroit: Become Horny
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

In the future, androids have taken on every task, from menial labor to construction to sex work. But what happens when the machines become self-aware and begin to fight for their freedom? Come join us for a video tour of "Detroit: Become Human", a cinematic masterpiece for the PS4, including an introduction to a wildly popular May/December buddy cop slash pairing you're going to love!

Mod: glymr


Shadowhunters: The Glory of Malec
Newport Meta & Fandom

How did a ridiculous, teen urban fantasy genre show based on novels by Cassie Clare end up giving us such a great slow burn depiction of a relatively healthy, emotionally mature gay relationship? Let's talk about why Magnus and Alec's relationship is so damn satisfying, let's talk about the wonder of Magnus Bane and Harry Shum Jr.'s portrayal of him, let's talk about fic recs, and let's speculate about the final 10 episodes, which begin airing the weekend of the con.

Mod: Keiko Kirin, Tenaya


Fandom Dating Game
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

One lovely bachelorette. Three eligible mystery bachelors. Will you be going home with the new fandom of your dreams or a nightmare date? Fandom pimping as a hilarious spectator sport!

Mod: Charlotte C. Hill


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Archetypes and the men who embody them
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Archetypes & why are we drawn to them- Star Trek, The Sentinel, Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, NCIS, Pros, and so many more. All of these shows that we slash have characters that fall into archetypal pairings e.g. solider/scientist, cop buddies, brain/brawn... you get the idea. What is it about these pairings that pull us in? Are these archetypes why these fandoms have such a long shelf life? Come and bring your own archetypes to share and add to the pot.

Mod: Luminosity ., Tayrin, Teresa


Marvel: Into the Spiderverse: the Spiderman Movie We All Deserve
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

The dazzling animated feature Into the Spiderverse has finally given us Miles Morales and has arrived to almost universal acclaim. Many of us have grown weary of the endless Spiderman reboots, so what is it about this movie that we love so much?

Mod: Emile St. Claire, Raine Wynd


Star Wars: One with the Force
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

How strong is the Force with you these days? What still turns you on about the Star Wars universe, old or new? What's happening in fandom? Let's also look forward - Chapter 9, Mandalorian, etc. What do we know, what do we want to see or not in the future? Do we believe the Force is still strong with Disney?

Mod: KatBear, Neth Smiley


Pitch a Vid Bunny, Find a Vid Beta
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Have an idea for a fanvid you'd love to see happen? Come with concept, song, source ideas, characters--share your bunnies, find some cheerleaders, brainstorm together. For newbie & experienced vidders alike, all welcome!

Mod: Lola


Art Show Gallery Crawl
Del Mar Art Show

Join us for a group stroll through the Art Show to talk about the art. Criticism and squee equally welcome!

Mod: Naked Bee


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Come Time Travel with Me: 1964 with Galactic Journey
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Blast back fifty five years and experience the world of fandom and beyond. Twilight Zone? Check. The Outer Limits? Absolutely. My Favorite Martian? Slashalicious. JFK/LBJ? Anything's possible.

This is the panel you loved last year, and a whole lot has happened in the last 365 days. So come learn about the SF/F books and films, the music and politics, and much more! As always, prizes will be given...

Mod: Galactic Journey, glymr


Marvel: Thorki On Main
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Thor: Ragnarok has seriously revitalized this pairing/fandom output and participation. Do you love these two brother fuckers in whatever form they come? Join us in talking about them and their complicated & compelling relationship. Tell us about your fave stories, authors, & artists!

Mod: Calysta Rose, CatalenaMara


Wildcard Panel
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Space for the up-to-the-minute conversation that bubbled up after panel suggestion closes. Hot topic is nominated and selected during the Welcome to Escapade panel.


Fannish Pictionary
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

No, we don't *just* spend the whole time drawing dicks.

Mod: Neth Smiley


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Fandom Post-Slash?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

In an era of "ships" and #pairing #tags on Tumblr and AO3, has the "slash" label lost its meaning? Same-gender pairings are as popular as ever and fans still ID pairings with a virgule between the names, but how many fans still call m/m and f/f slash or femslash? How many fans still identify as "slashers?" Traditionally, Het and slash were opposing binaries which few fans crossed. Are these barriers breaking down? What purpose has the term "slash" served? Has fandom moved past it and, if so, what does that mean?

Mod: k8 paintedmaypole, megan


The Exorcist is ours now, what shall we do with it?
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Hey, who wants to talk about The Exorcist (TV)? I know it got cancelled, but that just means now no one can ruin it! Are you into ensemble expansions, conspiracy shenanigans, or even more intense passionate Marcus/Tomas? (And/or Marcus/Peter? And how does having canon m/m there affect your approach to Marcus/Tomas?) Also: Marcus and Tomas: screwed up characters or MOST screwed up characters? How so amazing yet also so fucked up?

Mod: Dorinda, Keiko Kirin


The Magicians! Yay! Panel!
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Teleporting bunnies, cancer puppy, the great cock of the darkling woods... The Magicians is dark, weird, queer, and much adored by its fans. What does your Magicians fandom look like? Do you watch it? Ship it? Read it? Vid it? Something else? How are you a fan of this series? What's your entry point into this franchise? Do you prefer the books or the TV show? And, what do you think will happen in season four?!

Mod: Jen, Seperis


Sex Toys
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Very few fics include sex toys with a couple, unless it's part of a BDSM scene. We see a lot of masturbation with toys, but IRL, couples also use these! Bring pictures or actual sex toys that you're willing to show off, and let's talk about how they could make an appearance in fic.

Mod: Elf, fashes ilia


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The End of the Megafandom?
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Used to be there were those juggernaut fandoms that just ate up everyone. I think Teen Wolf may have been the last one. What are your thoughts?

Mod: megan, Tree Wishes


Marvel: MCU Phase 4 - The Death of Everything We Held Dear?
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

This is the MCU Phase 4 rumors, confirmations, speculation, what do we want to see in phase 4 panel. Come prepared to talk Captain Marvel, Spiderman: Far from Home, Avengers: Endgame, and all that's in the next phase of the MCU. *Spoilers of course*

Mod: Raine Wynd


Wayback Machine
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

One of two "wildcard" panels that we select as a group at the Escapade Welcome Panel, the Wayback Machine pulls a topic from Escapade a decade ago that still has relevance today.


Even More Vids!
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

More amazing vids were submitted for the Saturday night vid show than we could fit in the time allotted. Come see the vids that didn't fit.


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Song Vid Show
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Featuring new and nearly new vids from a variety of fandoms, the Escapade vid show is not to be missed. Choose your viewing environment: on the big screen in Laguna/Malibu (quiet and attentive atmosphere), or the Vidshow Annex in Marina del Ray (where conversation and commentary are welcome).


Vidshow Annex
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

All the vids, fewer rules.


10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The After Party
ConSuite Hospitality

Vids, perverse bedtime stories, more vids, and chilling out. Bring your jammies and your filthy mind.

Mod: Franzeska

Sunday

HospitalityLaguna/MalibuMarina del ReyNewportRedondoArt ShowDealers
8:30 AMClosedSetupClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
9:30 AMClosedArt/Charity AuctionClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
10:30 AMOpenArt/Charity AuctionSetupClosedClosedClosedOpen
11:00 AMOpenAvailableVid ReviewAvailableAvailableSales/PickupOpen
12:00 PMOpenFeels Like FicVid Review cont.Dr WhoA03 Tips/tricksClosedOpen
1:00 PMOpenPurity WankHarry PotterF/FAvailableClosedOpen
2:00 PMOpenEscapade ReviewClosedClosedClosedClosedOpen
3:00 PMOpenBreakdownBreakdownBreakdownBreakdownClosedBreakdown
4:00 PMDead Dog PartyOutOutOutOutClosedBreakdown
5:00 PMDead Dog PartyOutOutOutOutClosedBreakdown
6:00 PMDead Dog PartyOutOutOutOutClosedOut

Sunday

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Escapade Art & Charity Auction
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

It's fun, exciting, and sexy (and that's before the artwork)! This is your last chance to take home a lovely bit of crafts or artwork, win those prizes, and support artists, our charity, and the con.

Mod: Naked Bee


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Vid Review
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Rehash the Saturday night vid show with a room full of fans.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Feels Like Fanfic
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

Some movies, tv shows, & books feel like fanfic in the good way. Come share ones that fit that feel for you and discuss what makes something feel like fanfic. (Ex: To All The Boys I've Loved Before - fake dating trope done to perfection)

Mod: Calysta Rose


Vid Review
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Rehash the Saturday night vid show with a room full of fans.


Dr Who: Still Alive & Definitely Kicking
Newport Meta & Fandom

Whoohooo! New Doctor! New companions! New stories! What excites you about season 11? What do you like or not about what they've done with the Doctor? Is this your new favorite Dr or do you have fond memories of others? Share your squees and hopes for the future.

Mod: KatBear


AO3 Tips and Tricks
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

How to make the most of your AO3 experience: user scripts, formatting tricks, etc. Come share what you know or learn something new

Mod: Elf


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Representation Matters But Purity Wank Sucks
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

The months of discussion during Racefail 2009 helped fandom come to a more nuanced understanding of the politics of representation. We know representation matters, we argue continually for better representation of marginalized identities in our tv shows and movies because we know that the images and stories we consume do affect us and do impact society. But calls to ban underage fic and redefining it as "pedophilia" are the worst kind of purity wank. So can we have a more nuanced conversation about underage and age differences and power imbalances that doesn't rely on denying that art can possibly affect us personally or affect society politically?

Mod: k8 paintedmaypole


Harry Potter a second look
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

As the later books came out did you go back and reread the earlier books? Did certain events take on a completely different meaning or make a greater impact? Did info about the series given after the final book by Rowling alter your views? Did characters you loved, hated, saw as ‘light’ or ‘dark’, stay that way or radically change? Did reading fics change how you saw the series? Revisit and explore Harry Potter with a wiser, older, jaded or maybe a fresh look.

Mod: Tayrin, Teresa


Fully Grown Adult Women and the Other Women Who Love Them
Newport Meta & Fandom

We have been blessed recently with some deliciously femslashy films and tv shows featuring rich subtext (and even occasionally text!) between women who are grown ass adults. Movies like the Ghostbusters reboot, The Heat, Ocean's 8, and Widows gave us interesting, complex relationship dynamics among middle-aged women. Shows like Sabrina the Teenage Witch have older female characters that are spawning active femslash fandoms. Who are your current favorite grown ass adult femslash pairings? What shows or movies should we be watching?

Mod: Barbana, STRANGER


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Escapade Review
Laguna/Malibu Meta Panels

We close the convention each year with a frank conversation about what did or didn’t work, and how to make things better next year. Everyone’s input is welcome. Also feel free to submit comments on the paper or online comments form.


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dead Dog Party
ConSuite Hospitality

No dogs were harmed in the planning of this party. 🙂 This is the last chance to hang out with your new (or old) best friends. Bring any spare munchies you may have to share, and fill out a comments form while the convention is still fresh in your mind.

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