SCHEDULE

Live tweet/blog Escapade panels, receive volunteer credit!

We are accepting DIY panel/workshop/video sign-ups for all available slots. See the tabs below for Friday, Saturday, Sunday schedules, and Sign Up for Available Slots. The program book has already gone to press, but you can still sign up for any available spaces. Stop by the consuite for brightly colored signs; post them in the panel rooms to promote your DIY panels.

Download the one-sheet schedule (pocket program) or the Program Book.

Friday

HospitalityLarger PanelsSmaller PanelsTech/Alt ProgTech/Alt ProgArt ShowDealers
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10:00 AMReg OnlyClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedSetup Only
11:00 AMReg OnlyWelcomeClosedClosedClosedClosedSetup Only
12:00 PMReg / OpenAvailableAvailableVids...Vault p1AvailableArt Show MeetingSetup Only
1:00 PMReg / OpenAnonymity in SlashThe SentinelWild CardWeird BollocksCheck In OnlySetup Only
2:00 PMReg / OpenMen Have Ruined....GhostbustersLittle Black DressAlt. Slash CardsArt ShowOpen
3:00 PMReg / OpenLiterature 101GotG: FamiliesAphrodisiacsEscapade WebArt ShowOpen
4:00 PMReg / OpenCanon vs. SubtextST: K/SHow to TumblrPictionaryArt ShowOpen
5:00 PMReg / OpenGood Girls Gone?Black PantherAvailableAvailableArt ShowOpen
6:00 PMReg / OpenSetupSetupAvailableAvailableArt ShowOpen
7:00 PMReg / OpenSetupAvailableSetupAvailableArt ShowOpen
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Friday

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Welcome to Escapade
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

Every year, the best way to help start the convention is with the Welcome to Escapade panel. If you're new, you'll meet people. If you've been around for a while, you know you need to be there to help select the wildcard/wayback panels and Have Your Voice Heard. Also, we have snacks!


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Anonymity in Slash Fandom: Choosing to Hide
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

Why do the majority of slash fans hide their hobby? Is it fear of blackmail? Embarrassment? Fear of losing employment? How does this affect your happiness? How does this affect your security? What would an ideal world look like? Who would/have you told about your interest in slash? Who would you never, ever, tell?

Mod: k8 paintedmaypole, Trekker


The Sentinel, it is still the fandom you knew?
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

What happens when the fandom you remember has changed so much it hardly looks like what you started with? The Sentinel is a top fandom for crossovers and fusions of one kind or another. But do the stories you find today have much to do with the show that started it all? Do you even find Jim or Blair in the stories you are or are they just made reference to. Have the concepts been barrowed and added to so much that they don't resemble what it all stared with? Come share you head cannons (old and new). What the fandom was like at the start, what it is now, and where you see it going.

Mod: Tayrin, Teresa


Wildcard Panel
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

SOMETHING happens between the closing of panel ballots and the first day of Escapade. We set aside this hour to talk about the biggest "something". Bring your hot topic to the Welcome to Escapade Panel. The topic this year is...Research shaming, fear of horses, and Sensitivity Readers.


Weird Bollocks
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

A discussion of all things PC Grant and the Rivers of London novels. What can we expect from the next one, due sometime this year, tentatively titled, ‘Lies Sleeping’? Will we learn more about Molly, the strange fae housekeeper? Will we get Lesley Grant back from the dark side, face intact? Bring your fanfic recs, and casting ideas with you.

Mod: Chris


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Help! Men Have Ruined Everything I Love
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

The title may be a bit of an exaggeration, but what happens when we find out, years or decades later, that a content creator has a pattern of harassing or abusing women or children? Joss Whedon, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Harvey Weinstein, Louis C.K., John Lasseter--the list is seemingly endless. How do these revelations impact our enjoyment of the work they produced?

Mod: Aral, Jane (AKA sinead), Nestra


Ghostbusters (2015)
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Yep, it's another all-lady remake, and you either love it or hate it. Either way, the femslash possibilities are boundless and delicious. Are you one of the few, the proud? Or are you interested in hearing what this fandom has to offer? Come and chat or be pimped, and bring your fic recs.

Mod: Commodore Marie, Megan Kent


The Little Black Dress of Fandom
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

What is your little black dress for fandom and slash... is it a trope that you search for in your fic, sentinel & guide, cop buddies, soldier & scholar pairing, the magical world, soul bonds, teacher & student? Is it crossovers or fusions? Or are you like me and it's a character that you can plop into practically any universe. Come show off your "Little Black Dress" and tempt us with the sparkly.

Mod: Teresa


Alternate Slash Card Deck
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Ever feel like Slash, the cardgame, was lacking the important cards? Come make your own. We'll have supplies, but if you want to start early, here's the template!

Mod: Carmen Williams


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Literature 101: Let's Discuss the Literary Merit of our Fan Fiction
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

Every now and then we read a fan fic that yes, features our favorite guys (or gals), and yes, pushes all the right buttons slashwise, but also rocks our world in a literary sense. Maybe it's so poetically beautiful it brings tears to the eyes. Maybe it inspires deep thought on a subject we hadn't even considered for serious attention in our quest for the Next Hot Fic. Maybe the author is a genius with alliteration. Maybe we're forgetting the guys (or gals) for awhile as we ponder bigger questions of philosophy, religion, and life's big questions. Tell us about the fic(s) that have rocked your world and changed your views. How literary is fan fiction, anyway? (Side discussion of grammar and punctuation a bonus.)

Mod: Jen, Sally


Guardians of the Galaxy: Dysfunctional families on crack
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

So they made a family out of misfits? How does this dysfunctional family work? Will Groot survive adolescence? Let's talk

Mod: FJBryan, Kris -KrisserCI5, Snow


Aphrodisiacs Made Easy
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

So, you've got a historical AU you want to try? Or maybe your OTP wants to have an night of cultured sexytimes? Personal research? Awesome! What works, what could work, what doesn't? Great examples from history both welcome and included!

Mod: Neth Smiley


Escapade The Website
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Like to take a peak under the hood? Make suggestions? Curious about how things work?

Mod: Elanor Graves


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Canon vs. Subtext
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

These days, we can go for the canon gay if we want, but do we? How much canon support do you like for your ships? And does the fandom of a canon ship differ from the one for a non-canon one?

Mod: Rokikurama


K/S: Grand-Daddy of Slash--Time to Retire or Time to Reboot & Refresh?
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Star Trek K/S is the first slash pairing, and broke the taboos for the slash that came after. From the hushed, closeted circulation of K/S stories shared surreptitiously among friends to today's enormous AO3 slash fandoms in its many glorious permutations of IDIC, how have these 50ish years treated K/S? Is K/S over, or have the new Star Trek Reboot movies given K/S new life?

Mod: Catalena Mara, Trekker


How to Tumblr
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Like it or not (often, mostly not), tumblr is where fandom is most active right now. How do you find anything? How do you have conversations? How do you archive the bits you like best? The good news: the answers are not, "you don't; you don't; you don't." Bad news: Those aren't actually good questions for being fannish on tumblr.

Mod: Elf, Lola


General Fandom Pictionary
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Draw very suggestive pictures of those we love to see get some love!


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where Have All the Good Girls Gone?
Marina del Rey General Panels

Female representation has been an issue in media fandoms forever, so let's talk about the shows and movies that are getting it right, especially now that we aren't limited to just what's on network TV. Are there good shows on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu, and YouTube Red that have strong female characters? Are there great recurring characters on male-dominated shows? What's the one show or movie you wish everyone else was watching?

Mod: Saklani


Black Panther
Laguna/Malibu Fandom Panels

The movie opens the week before the con. Let's debrief! How do we feel about the Wakanda worldbuilding? What about T'Challa's story, and how we see him coming together with the Avengers in Infinity War? Who are our favorite new characters? What ships are we liking? And let's discuss the issues of representation in this blockbuster franchise film about an African society and African superhero, written by Black men, directed by a Black man, with an almost entirely Black cast.

Mod: Megan Kent, Raine Wynd


8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Friday Night Dance Party
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

After panels are over, stroll down the red carpet to Opening Night, Escapade's dance party. Come dance to a playlist of classic fanvids or sit back and watch, cocktail in hand. Come in your festive best or your jeans, in cosplay or just as yourself. We'll be chatting and drinking and dancing the night away.


Game Night
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Friday night games - drop by for a break from the dance. We'll have some games to get you started or bring your own. Play, watch, heckle or just take a few minutes to recharge.

Mod: KatBear


Saturday

HospitalityLarger PanelsSmaller PanelsTech/Alt ProgTech/Alt ProgArt ShowDealers
8:30 AMReg OnlyClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedSetup Only
9:00 AMReg OnlyNot Gay If Threeway?Sherlock: Watson ZinedomAvailableClosedOpen
10:00 AMReg OnlyUtoptian Fic RecsThor: RagnarokBook Club55 Years AgoArt ShowOpen
11:00 AMReg / OpenSlash & Queer RepPros: DomesticThe ExorcistCrafting: 3DArt ShowOpen
12:00 PMReg / OpenMany CanonsDresden FilesPros ViewingGame: SlashArt ShowOpen
1:00 PMOpenFanvid FeelsST:McCoyLongfic RecsShadowhuntersArt ShowClosed
2:00 PMOpenSW: Without Jedi?due SouthDating GameFandom TarotArt ShowClosed
3:00 PMOpenPrudery & LicenseState of RPSPros: G, G & GHow to GIFArt ShowOpen
4:00 PMOpenWhy Slash?Sherlock BBC v ADCPublishing FutureAvailableGallery WalkOpen
5:00 PMOpenUnfamiliar ItchInfinity WarAvailableAvailableArt ShowOpen
6:00 PMOpenSetupSetupSetupAvailableClosedClosed
7:00 PMClosedSetupSetupSetupAvailableClosedClosed
8:00 PMClosedSongvid ShowVidshow AnnexSong Vid ShowAvailableClosedClosed
9:00 PMClosedSongvid ShowVidshow AnnexSong Vid ShowAvailableClosedClosed
10:00 PMAfter PartyClosedClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed

Saturday

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Not Gay if it's a Threeway?
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

Are m/m/f ships slash? Het and slash? Something else? Do you prefer your OT3's m/m/m? As a V? Let's talk OT3's of every persuasion.

Mod: glymr


Watson: is He As Dumb As He Looks?
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

In ACD canon, Watson is Holmes' foil, standing in for the ignorant reader. In BBC Sherlock, Watson is Sherlock's admirer, amazed at his feats of intellect. But Watson is an educated medical man; why does he hide his abilities? Claiming conventionality while he chases after Sherlock in his vigilante role, Watson's actions speak louder than his words. Who is John Watson, and why does he act the dumb blond?

Mod: Trekker


Zinedom: Meet The New Fandom, Same As The Old Fandom
Tech/Alt Prog

Saturday 10am. Come hang out with the fans who are working to help print fanzine authors get their fanfic posted online at AO3, the K/S Archive and the Starsky & Hutch archive. If you're an author looking for help, stop by. And if you'd like to learn how paper fic is brought to your screen, we'll walk you through the process.

Mod: Catalena Mara, Elf, Morgan Dawn


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Utopian Fiction Recommendation Party
Marina del Rey General Panels

In these dark times, has anyone else been craving some good, creative, utopian worldbuilding? Who wants bleak, cynical dystopia when all you have to do to get that is read your twitter feed? Come share recommendations for utopian fantasy and science fiction novels, especially by women, people of color, and queer people. Good film, tv, comic/graphic novel recs welcome too! Let's help each other imagine better futures!

Mod: Rokikurama


Thor: Ragnarok: All the meta, all the “missing scenes” that fangirls love.
Laguna/Malibu Fandom Panels

Let’s discuss headcanons, squee over our favorite parts, discuss plot holes, share meta and background info, and speculate on the first post-credit scene. There’s already a lot of fic showing up – bring your recs.

Mod: Catalena Mara, Muriel, Tenaya


Book Club
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

What profic are we reading and/or writing? Bring a list of recs and let's share.

Mod: Delibby


Interview With a Time Traveler - 55 Years Ago in Science Fact and Fiction
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Blast back to February 1963, three years before the Five Year Mission, nine months before the blue Police Box, when the Fantastic Four were on issue eleven -- that "Mad Men" time that set the stage for everything that came after.

Hugo Nominee-Runner up and Serling Award-winning Galactic Journey, portal to 55 years ago, presents a window on sci-fi and the Space Race, comics and pop culture, in that fascinating, tumultuous era of change. Visit galacticjourney.org to see what we're all about -- we are a time-shifted blog living the fan's life, 55 years in the past, day-by-day. This panel is the blog's road show: always new, always different. Completely free of charge.

You probably remember Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke...but how about Zenna Henderson? Robert Sheckley? Cordwainer Smith? Katherine MacClean? There's far more to the Silver Age of written science fiction than Stranger in a Strange Land. We spotlight these lesser-known heroes.

Or maybe you're a fan of The Doctor (all thirteen!) or perhaps the Captain(s) of the Enterprise. They didn't just spring out of nowhere -- they were the crest of a wave of science fiction and cultural tradition that had gone on decades before them. We cover that, too!

Come to the Redondo Room for a most unique engagement: a question-driven panel presented by a host of entertaining time travelers. YOU, the audience, determine the course of the event as they take you on a literary tour of the early 60s. Prizes will be given out for the best questions: See if YOU can stump the Traveler team! (note: I did not expect to be doing this panel at Escapade, so prizes will be mailed).

Now YOU can experience the dawn of SF's modern era. If you're one of the old-time fen, then this is your chance to relive the WorldCons of yore. And if you're a newcomer, then get ready for your first time-jump!

So don your skinny tie and/or cocktail dress, strap your slide-rule to your belt, and come see the event that has electrified congoers across the Western United States!

Come Join the Galactic Journey at the Redondo Room (or maybe we'll migrate to the Atrium if the crowd be big)!

Mod: Galactic Journey


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Confronting the Tensions Between Slash and Queer Representation
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

Historically, slash fandom thrives on homoerotic subtext, the crumbs we use to bake new cakes of slashy deliciousness. Many queer fans are increasingly unwilling to settle for these crumbs of quasi-representation. Now it seems that a segment of every slash fandom becomes vocally invested in their favored ship becoming canon. Some of these people are queer fans who desperately want actual textual representation in their favorite shows, and some of them are fans using queer politics to fight ships wars. And then the "slash is not activism" posts make the rounds on tumblr. So, is slash activism? Is advocating for a slash ship to become canon the same thing as advocating for queer representation? Is "sometimes" the answer? Let's get into it!

Mod: Aral, Jane (AKA sinead), k8 paintedmaypole


Pros: Domestic Bliss: The Pros at Home
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

In the few episodes where domesticity gets connected to Bodie and Doyle, do they seem to fit in, or are they too rough for lace curtains? A discussion of canon and fanon views of the Professionals in their personal environments.

Mod: kvweller, Kris -KrisserCI5, Snow


The Exorcist: Buddy Priests and Existential Horror
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Come for the horror, stay for the tour de force acting and intersect of religion and spirituality!

Mod: Christy


Transformative Works in 3D - Crafting Your Fandom
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Crafters, yo! Whether you've been knitting Whovian scarves since before the internet was born, or you've just discovered that laser cutters can... well, pretty much do anything (see the most recent season of MST3K), come to us! Bring your materials (if portable) and pictures (if not)! Does the term "crafting" please you, or do you feel like it better describes a little kid making a house out of popsicle sticks? Come stitch-n-bitch or glue-n-stew, whichever tickles your fancy!

Mod: diannelamerc, Lizbetann, Rokikurama


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

One Fandom, Many Canons
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

How do you deal with several character histories sharing the same name? Marvel's movies, cartoons, and comic books don't mesh. DC's canon history is a tentacled swarm of retcons. "Sherlock Holmes" has at least three very different active-fandom versions and several other variants. Fullmetal Alchemist has two different storylines that share the same character names. Do you pick one "true canon" and ignore the rest, or grab the tastiest pieces from each canon to drag into fic?

Mod: Megan Kent, Saklani


The Dresden Files: Not-So-Empty Nights
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

There's no question that the Dresden Files books have a strong heteronormative slant. At the same time, how many times does Harry describe in loving detail Sanya's broad chest, Michael's strong jaw, Nathan's muscles, and Gentleman Johnny Marcone's money-green eyes? Who is your favorite to pair with Harry Dresden, Wizard P.I., trouble magnet, and unreliable narrator extraordinaire?

Mod: glymr


Pros Viewing Squee
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Get together to watch some Pros episodes.

Mod: Kris -KrisserCI5


Game: Slash: Romance without boundaries
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

It's like Cards Against Humanity, but for ships!

Everybody gets a hand of cards with characters from pop culture, history, and literature. The matchmaker selects a character card from her hand and places it face up. For a bit more storytelling, the matchmaker can request that each player narrate some portion of the relationship. Maybe it's the first date, or their wedding day, or the moment when they realized they belonged together. Each player selects a possible 'ship for that character using a card from their hand, narrating as necessary and hoping that the matchmaker chooses theirs.

Mod: KatBear


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Fanvid Feels
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

What vids do you return to again and again because they just make you *feel* things, thrill you, or fill you with joy, or even sadness? Maybe a vid introduced you to a pairing, or a fandom, or perhaps you love it even though you’re not really that into the source? Let’s look at some of our/your favorite vids and think about what makes them tick. Come with vids you want to talk about in mind, or just come to watch and talk about vids that make us feel stuff.

Mod: k8 paintedmaypole, Lola


McCoy: Star Trek's Man of Mystery
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Who is Leonard McCoy? TOS and Reboot McCoy is a man of mystery with a shadowy past. We know he was divorced, but what else? Does he hail from Georgia or Kentucky? Does he have a daughter Joanna, or not? With the spotlight on Kirk and Spock as the oldest OTP, how does McCoy fit in? K/S/Mc? S/Mc? K/Mc? Come and speculate with us!

Mod: Charlotte C. Hill, Dovya Blacque, Trekker


Longfic Recs Exchange
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Do you love novel-length fanfic? (50k+ words) What makes them awesome for you: Slow burn, complex plot, multiple character arcs, more? All of that? Bring recs - titles, authors, where to find them; bring a notebook to keep track of what everyone else recommends.

Mod: Chris


Shadowhunters: Exploring Malec
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Magnus/Alec: one of the perfect slash pairings. Two beautiful men involved in a highly romantic relationship with many hurdles to overcome—and it’s all canon. How do you feel about the progression of their relationship? Will the writers fall into annoying habit of finding one reason after another to cause conflict between them? What other aspects of their relationship would you love to see explored on the show or in fanfic? Bring your fanfic recs, too!

Mod: Tenaya


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

SW: A Galaxy without Jedi?!?
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

So what was that "Last Jedi" thing really about? Is the Force still with us but with different players? How has Disney changed SW with both the sequels and one-offs? What works (or not) for you these days with SW or are original or prequels still where it's at for you? Where do you see fandom at these days or where might it be going?

Mod: KatBear, Megan Kent


due South: Do Slash
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Fraser/RayV? Fraser/RayK? Ray/Ray? Fraser/Ray/Ray? Red ships, green ships, other dS ships? Let's show the love for any of them! Share fanworks recs! Reminisce about how we first found dS slash! Discuss dS slash zines (plus some announcements about NEW dS slash zines).

Mod: ride_4ever


Fandom Dating Game
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Looking for a new fandom? Be one of our contestants and choose between three mystery bachelorettes... err... fandoms. You have just a few questions to determine which of these lovely fandoms you'll be going home with! Fandom reccers: come for a chance to pimp your fandom. Let the misleading answers and hilarious mismatches commence!

Mod: Franzeska


Fandom Tarot Deck
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

What cards belong in a (slash) fandom tarot deck? Would you use the traditional 78-card deck, or make up new cards or new suits? Let's design a deck, or at least part of one. Very basic overview of tarot and card-meaning cheatsheet provided.

Mod: Elf


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Prudery and License from Ancient Times through the Internet Age
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

From preserved wall murals at Pompeii depicting various sexual acts and painted ancient Greek vessels depicting homosexual couplings to modern slash fiction and slash art, depictions of sexuality have existed throughout history. Just as pervasive have been efforts to restrict this art to brothels, males only clubs, and other non public venues. Why is it both so persistent and so consistently forced underground? What are the forces which push back against sexual expression today?

Mod: Naked Bee, Neth Smiley


RPS: The State of Real Person Slash in 2018
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

What RPS fandoms are people active in right now? For long-time RPS fans, how have these fandoms changed, and how has the experience of being an RPS fan changed? What about the problem of tinhatting in the social media age? How has the new access to source material and access to the celebrities themselves changed our slash fandoms? Has RPS shipping changed since fandom at large no longer considers RPS the taboo it once was?

Mod: Aral, Emile St. Claire


Gearshifts, Girlfriends, and Goons: Nothing Stops Professionals
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

How have story writers overcome the obvious barriers that Bodie and Doyle face when getting together? What are some of the most inventive solutions fic writers have suggested?

Mod: FJBryan, Kris -KrisserCI5, Snow


How to GIF
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

What makes a great gifset? What genres are we seeing? How do we achieve those effects? What makes a successful AU gifset? Let's talk gifset techniques and aesthetics.

Mod: Lola


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Why Slash?
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

What is it that makes slash, especially m/m slash, so appealing? Is it just that two guys are hot together? Is it because we can avoid the power differential so often seen in m/f stories? Is it because m/f stories are so common in mainstream media (and m/m stories are so rare?) Is it because the most compelling characters/relationships are so often between male characters? Let's discuss what keeps us slashing!

Mod: glymr, Rokikurama


Sherlock BBC v Holmes ACD: are the fanboys out of control, or is it just modern AU?
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Why is Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes so persistently popular, and why is Sherlock BBC such a megahit? Is ACD's Holmes & Watson universe particularly susceptible to alternate universe interpretations? Would you agree that every Holmes remake is an AU of ACD's original? Do you think that Sherlock BBC is better than the original? Why does the ACD canon show Sherlock retiring alone? Come talk canon and fanon with us!

Mod: Thevetia


Future of Publishing
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

Is paper publishing doomed? What changes is it going through, and what's likely still to come? Digital publishing has changed the industry for novels, academic books, periodicals, and, of course, zines. Let's talk about what those changes mean and how those affect fandom culture.

Mod: Elf


Art Show Gallery Walk
Del Mar Art Show

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

Mod: Naked Bee


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What is that Unfamiliar Itch? When You Get the Het
Marina del Rey General Panels

We see slash in everything, we dredge it from the depths and uncover it from the tiniest details, unlock its wonder from the merest glances. It is dyed in our wool. But sometimes... sometimes a fandom hits us differently, somewhere... hetish. And there's nothing wrong with that! But how does dabbling in a het pairing affect your slash writing, or the way that you read in a fandom? Let's discuss!

Mod: Barbana, Commodore Marie


Avengers: Infinity War
Laguna/Malibu Fandom Panels

The gang's getting back together, plus all those other gangs from those other movies. How much do we care? What is the state of our collective feelings about the MCU at this point, and about the storylines leading up to/culminating in Infinity War? What are we excited about? With such a smorgasbord of characters and relationships to enjoy, which character interactions are we most hoping for?

Mod: Megan Kent, Raine Wynd


8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Song Vid Show
Laguna/Malibu General 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


Song Vid Show
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

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).


10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The After Party
ConSuite Hospitality

For those night owls among us, a post-vidshow pajama party on Saturday night. Come hang out in the con suite until the wee hours. We'll be reading more bedtime stories (the more terrible and inappropriate, the better), watching more vids, and just chilling and talking.

Sunday

HospitalityLarger PanelsSmaller PanelsTech/Alt ProgTech/Alt ProgArt ShowDealers
8:30 AMClosedSetupClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
9:30 AMClosedArt/Charity AuctionClosedClosedClosedClosedClosed
10:30 AMOpenArt/Charity AuctionVid ReviewClosedClosedClosedOpen
11:00 AMOpenAvailableVid ReviewAvailableTrans and Nonbinary Educational ResourceSales/PickupOpen
12:00 PMOpenMirrorverseStargate:10 YearsAvailableAvailableClosedOpen
1:00 PMOpenRepresenting SlashersStranger ThingsVids...Vault p2AvailableClosedOpen
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 General 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.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Vid Review
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Flash all the way back to Saturday night to dissect our favorite (or not) vids from the show.

Mod: Lola


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Trans and Nonbinary Educational Resource
Redondo Tech/Alt Prog

Educational presentation on transgender and nonbinary issues, terminology, etiquette, and history. Open Q&A at the end of the presentation. Includes information on pronouns, practicalities of transition, and media representation.

Mod: Nick 556


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Living in the Mirrorverse
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

Now that we're thoroughly stuck in the dark alternate timeline where all our dystopian nightmares seem to be prophecies, how do we cope? What steps can we take to get back to a world founded on logic and empathy instead of incompetence, greed, and cruelty? Bring coping methods, activist tips, and any hopeful stories of things not gone wrong.

Mod: Charlotte C. Hill, glymr


Stargate: Ten Years On
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

Stargate (SG1and SGA) were very popular and had large and active fandoms. Now that they have been gone for a decade (a little less for SGA) are they still going strong or are they slowly fading away? With no new content how is fandom keeping its forward momentum? Are new fans still finding their way in with Netflix and Amazon or is it fic (crossovers) that are bring in fresh fans? Come talk Stargate, what you loved, what drove you crazy about it, and what do you want more of? Bring your story recs!

Mod: Tayrin, Teresa


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Representing Slashers
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

What does "representation" in the media mean to us? We know what more gay or POC representation means, but what about slash fandom, which is largely female and focused on bodies that don't resemble our own. Would better female characters in media better represent us? Or male characters written for a female audience? Come talk about the intersection of slash, personal identity, and media representation.

Mod: Jane (AKA sinead), k8 paintedmaypole


Stranger Things: Queerer Things
Marina del Rey Fandom Panels

True love, BFFs, the Cold War, girls with psychic powers, the Upside Down, ... and the ballad of repressed yearnings that is Billy/Steve. Oh yes, there's a slash-ton of queerness and subtext to explore in Stranger Things.

Mod: glymr, Kadymae DevilC


Vids from the Vault, Part Two
Newport Tech/Alt Prog

A rare opportunity to see historical songvids curated by Kandy Fong.

Mod: kandy fong


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Escapade Review
Laguna/Malibu General Panels

The last official panel of the weekend, this is your chance to talk about what what worked, what didn't, and what you might like to have different next year. Never run by a con chair (but always attended by both), the Escapade Review seeks to capture the essence of the weekend to carry forward into years to come??"and to quarantine any problems that arose, so we can leave them behind. It can be very funny. It can be very heartwarming. It always helps you, the attendee, since you???re the designer of this con.


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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