Welcome to Escapade | Meta | Mods: Megan Kent, Charlotte Hill, glymr, nevertheless
This is the opening of Escapade. Come to find out what’s up, what’s different, and who to ask for what kind of help. Choose some last-minute programming, and meet the team.
We have an exciting weekend of fannish content planned! See our planned events below. Times are Pacific Daylight time. You can find the other time zones in timeline format here: tinyurl.com/Esc33-5-schedule or download a PDF for printing (color, B/W). If you want to know what happened at previous Escapades, check out past program books and schedules and linked on our History page. Zoom links can be found on your My Account dashboard, or in the schedules-and-links channel on the Escapade 33.5 Discord.
In the key of C-Novel | Meta | Mod: glymr
So many C-Novels are being officially released! Which ones are great, which ones should we stay away from, and which do you Wish would be licensed?
OFMD: Our Flag Means Porn | Fandom | Mod: killabeez
OFMD fandom is here, it’s queer, and it’s making great fanwork! The fanart in this fandom is mindblowingly gorgeous and beautiful. Let’s screenshare our favorite fanart with each other and give the fanarts the appreciating they deserve.
Tech and the way it shapes Fandom | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: Teresa
TVs have changed shape, so have camera and filming techniques. How have the changes to technology shaped the way people interact with fanworks.
I’m Too Sexy for My…I wonder what we could fill in there | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: Kat, FJ Bryan
Lets see if we can try.
Bechdel Variations | Meta | Mod: Gideon Marcus
The original Bechdel-Wallace test for movies: Must have 2 women who talk to each other about something other than a man. Some people make it “two NAMED women.” There’s race variant: two PoC talk to each other about something other than a white person. What other variants have you seen? How useful are these tests?
Star Trek: Unfound Worlds | Fandom | Mod: Saklani
What do we want out of unexplored spaces in Star Trek? There’s so many shows but still so much potential in the universes to explore. What is our ideal Trek show? What do we dream?
VIDS VIDS VIDS MORE VIDS | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: Airawyn
Share your favorite vids! Everyone take a turn sharing their fave vids so we can enjoy it all together. :)
Episode Watch: When The Heat Cools Off | Chalk & Cheese
A temptress convinces Doyle to re-open the case of her father, a man Doyle helped put in prison.
Changing the Canon from Underneath Us | Meta | Mod: killabeez
What do we do when canon changes out from underneath us? Do we move on or change things for the betters.
Anime: That Time I Got Transmigrated to an Escapade Panel | Fandom | Mod: glymr
Anime fans, come join us! Old school KOR and Ranma or the newest Spy X Family fans are all welcome! Let’s talk about which shows are worth watching or re-watching.
Top Three Recs | Tech/Alt Programming | Mods: Barbara, Jessica
Bring three vids/fics/arts/etc to share with everyone. This is your moment to pimp out your loves.
Episode Discussion: When The Heat Cools Off | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: krisserci5, Kat
BIPOC Meetup | Meta | Host(s): nevertheless, Saphire-Dance
A casual meetup of BIPOC Escapade members.
Best Screen Moments | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: krisserci5, Marti Ward
Which are the scenes that you hit the pause or rewind button? and Why!
Time-Travel Fics | Meta | Mod: Gideon Marcus
Some fandoms get tons of time-travel fics. Some barely get any. From fix-its to “Groundhog Day” setups to post-canon “travel back to canon and do things differently” (or the same, with a new perspective) – what tropes have we found? Which kinds of canon inspire which kinds of time-travel stories?
Ted Lasso: RomCommunism | Fandom | Mod: Airawyn
The show’s ended, so let’s talk about what we loved, hated, and the bits in-between. How do you feel about the show’s portrayal of mental health and therapy? What about how it handled queerness and representation? Or forgiveness? What’s your favorite funny episode? Which one made you cry? And of course, what are your favorite ships, and did they play out like you hoped? Bring fic recs and let’s talk Ted Lasso!
Manage Your Ebooks with Calibre | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: Amalthia
This free, open-source software will keep track of all your ebooks, across any e-reader, backup your ebooks, and keep reading a pleasure.
Pros and Starsky & Hutch – Similarities and Differences | Chalk & Cheese | Mod: Kat
Just how much do they have in common?
The Perennial Panel 👾🍆 | Meta | Mod: Tree Wishes
Once again, we meet to discuss the ultimate kink. Which is better: Wings, scales, tentacles, lycanthropy, shapeshifting goo? (Anyone have recs that combine all of those?) How do recent trends compare to “traditional” fics, and what’s in store for the future?
Kinnporsche: KPTS Talk & Rec | Fandom | Mod: nevertheless
Let’s talk about all the awesome things we’ve found in fandom! Fics! Vids! Art! All the fun!
FAPA: Join Us! | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: elf
FAPA is the longest-running APA in sci-fi fandom – it started in 1937 and is still going. It’s a quarterly zine collection distributed by mail. Some of us are involved! You could be part of it!
Pros Vids | Chalk & Cheese
History of Fandom | Meta | Mod: Megan Kent
Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we going now?
Marvel Cinematic Universe: MCU 2023 | Fandom | Mods: nevertheless, Greenygal
Guardians of the Galaxy has wrapped up, and The Marvels are just around the corner. Secret Invasion is out, and Loki just dropped a season 2 trailer! How are we feeling about it? What do we like? What do we not like? How do these projects feel in the greater scheme of the MCU universe?
Wayback Panel | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: TBD
This is our chance to revisit something we talked about at Escapade ten years ago. Selected by poll before the convention.
Game: Porny Pictionary | Chalk & Cheese | Mod: krisserci5
Showing up 5 minutes late with coffee | Meta | Mod: Saklani
What do you do when you show up to a fandom several months, years, decades after a fandom’s had it’s heyday? Do you revive? pimp? Dig through buried treasure?
Teen Wolf: Alpha, My Alpha… is he really Alpha material? | Fandom | Mod: Teresa
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.
Formatting Ebooks | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: Amalthia
How to convert fics into attractive ebooks that will be a joy to read.
Missing scenes and episode tags | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: Kat, FJ Bryan
Are there scenes missing? What should have been there, and what would we would have liked to see.
Pre K/S, Who Should Kiss? | Meta | Mod: Gideon Marcus
Subtitle: Slash in the ’60s–the digital edition!
You loved it before, now love the love again–we’ll go through all the shippable characters from ’60s tv and beyond, the couples and threesomes that should have been slashed, but it hadn’t been invented yet.
Barbie (2023): Barbie Movie Hype | Fandom | Mod: Michelle
Come squee about the Barbie trailers! Share hopes and fears about the upcoming movie and discuss Barbie meta, fashion, professions, and social impact.
Sharing Fanvids | Tech/Alt Programming | Mods: aaronantium, kandy fong
YouTube vs. Archive.org vs Vimeo vs The Next New Thing. Where to host vids, and the pros, cons, and costs.
Episode watch: In The Public Interest | Chalk & Cheese
Chief Constable Green operates a zero tolerance policing system bordering on fascist dictatorship. When a gay youth counselling centre is attacked by masked men one of the staff suspects the police are behind it and goes to see Cowley. Bodie and Doyle themselves become victimized after being charged with a minor traffic offence. However Green and corrupt inspector Chives are about to find out that they have picked on the wrong people – especially as Doyle has photographic evidence of police corruption.
How to keep your fandom alive & vibrant | Meta | Mod: Rache
The last Professionals episode aired in 1983. Forty years later the fandom is not just surviving, it’s thriving, with regular onlne meetups and its own in-person convention. If you want tips on keeping the thrill alive, this is the panel for you.
Love in the Air: Weatherboys Pimping Panel | Fandom | Mod: nevertheless
It’s got everything! Spanking, Non-Con, PTSD, Street Racing, and Daddy Kink? Come get pimped into a new fandom. :)
Escapade Songvid Show | Vimeo | Mods: Jo, aaronantium
Vids, vids, vids! The show will be a livestream on Saturday night, then available for re-watch after if your time zone is incompatible, or even if you just want to watch again.
Episode watch: Weekend in the Country | Chalk & Cheese
Bodie, Doyle and their latest girlfriends are on a quiet weekend in the country when they unwittingly get caught up at a farmhouse siege in which they must try and escape from a group of gun-toting fugitives.
Vid Review | Tech/Alt Programming | Mods: Jo, aaronantium
If watching the Escapade Songvid Show isn’t enough, and you want to dig into why a vid did or didn’t work, analyze technique, and basically geek out over vids, this is the panel for you!
Episode Discussion of: Weekend in the Country | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: krisserci5, Marti Ward
Alternate Universes: Make a Wish | Meta | Mod: Teresa
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.
The Old Guard: Sequel: Excited or Terrified? | Fandom | Mods: killabeez, Charlotte C Hill
We’ve been waiting for three years! Have you seen the on-set photos? Have you read the comics? Are you looking forward to the second Old Guard movie, or peeking through your fingers?
Character Focus – do they ….? | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: CI5 Cindy, krisserci5
A look at what makes them who they are.
But Are They Doing It Right? | Meta | Mod: Constance
We are getting more representation in our media, but are they getting it right? Are the depictions realistic or just old stereotypes doing more harm than good? Were we better off with meaningful looks, sly quips, good actors with great chemistry and filling in the rest ourselves?
Scum Villain’s Self-Saving System: More Scum, More Villains! | Fandom | Mod: glymr
Which version of Shen Qingqiu is the best? Do you like evil Shen-Jiu or poor little meow meow Shen Jiu (or are they the same???) Are you a fan of BingQiu or MoShang or the rarest of pairs? Let’s talk about the wildest and wackiest and Most Meta of MXTX’s novels!
Wildcard Panel: Webrings and Personal Fanworks Archives; What’s Old is New Again! | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: Vex Verlain
What better place for Web 1.0 to make a comeback than in fandom? Let’s talk reasons and resources and nostalgia. (Note: this wildcard topic was chosen during the welcome panel.)
Fic Recs: Crossovers and Fusions | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: CI5 Cindy, krisserci5
Ones that work, which don’t, what you’d love to see explored.
Superhero Slash | Meta | Mods: Noxelementalist, Michelle
We should have a space to talk about superhero slash. Bat kids. Flash villains. The Boys. There’s so many interesting characters and so many ways to slash them.
The Untamed: Untamed Recs | Fandom | Mod: Amalthia
What’s new and what’s good in fandom? Finding anything good or is everyone fishbowling?
Discord Recs | Tech/Alt Programming | Mods: Saklani, aaronantium
What terrific servers are you in? Specific fandom, writing discords, video games, hobbies, other topics? What makes a good Discord server – how many people, what kinds of channels, what kinds of topics?
Game: Bingo | Chalk & Cheese | Mod: krisserci5
LGBTQIA2S+ Meetup | Meta | Hosts:
A casual meetup of LGBTQIA2S+ Escapade members.
Fic recs by Genre | Chalk & Cheese | Mods: CI5 Cindy, krisserci5
Let’s rec 3 or 4 of the best . . .
AI: Threat or Menace? | Meta | Mod: elf
AI-generated art & text are all the rage these days! Which means: Marketing departments are pushing them hard, and fandom is enraged. However, coding and gaming communities are finding a lot of value in them. Let’s discuss what’s going on and what it might mean for fandom in the future.
IWTV: Interview with the Vampire | Fandom | Mods: Amalthia, killabeez
The guys are hot. The guys are gay. What more do you want?
Fanfic Book Binding | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: Jo Oyzon
How to transform your favorite stories into physical books that you can enjoy forever.
The Writers’ Strike and Fandom | Meta | Mods: elf, Constance
Sad at the lack of new content vs. support of the people who make fandom possible. How will the strike goals benefit the shows that make good fandoms?
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts | Fandom | Mod: Saphire Dance
Humans, Beasts, Cars, Transformers has something for everyone. With an exiting new movie and a new cartoon and a comic coming up let’s talk about a fandom that’s More Than Meets The Eye.
Game: They Said WHAT? | Tech/Alt Programming | Mod: kandy fong
Kandy names the fandom & the episode, then shows a slashy/out of context picture. The player picks which of four quotes matches that scene.
Vids by request | Chalk & Cheese
Mega Fandoms of The Olden Days | Meta | Mods: Diana Williams, Tree Wishes
A walk through memory lane of our favorite troupes of classic fandoms that has fallen out of fashion.
Spiderverse: The Spiderverse Opens | Fandom | Mod: Greenygal
Across the Spider-Verse is here, and it’s brought whole new dimensions to the original. Let’s talk about these films: the amazing art and animation, characters old and new, and what we might expect in the future.
How to make online conventions feel real | Tech/Alt Programming | Mods: Saklani, aaronantium
Let’s talk about what makes an online con feel like a gathering of people and not a chatroom with a lot of shared links, or a set of streamed videos.
Vids by request continues | Chalk & Cheese
Shallow Fandom | Meta | Mod: Fashes
How hot do you need a character to be in order to engage with fandom? Two hot guys? Ten? Is the content more important than the hotness? Where do we fall?
D&D Honor Among Thieves: Honor Among Thots | Fandom | Mod: Saphire Dance
Are they Thots? We don’t know but let’s talk about Thots, DILFs and Paladins. And Holga and her one true love: Potatoes.
Accessibility in Fandom | Tech/Alt Programming | Mods: Nola, nevertheless
What’s possible? What’s needed? Let’s talk about screen readers, podfic, sites blocking APIs, TV shows with audio description, AO3 formatting and accessibility for the visually impaired.
Closing Panel | Meta | Mod: Ilana
Come by to share what you thought of the weekend, acknowledge the panel mods or volunteers who made the weekend great, and discuss whether we Escapade Online is worth carrying on.
Dead Dog Party | Meta
Take a break after the last panel, then join us for chatting, drinking, laughing, and reminiscing until we’re all too tired to go on.