After a month-long hiatus, Gretchen, Julia, and Kylie return for a chat with Leah, the programming chair of TGI Femslash. Like everyone else on the internet, these four have ~opinions~ on the new Avengers: Infinity War, and opinions that don’t line up with one another. This clearly means war, though they will do their best to keep it…civil. Or infinite. Or something.
- 0:00 – Intros and fandom news 5/14/18 edition;
- 21:15 – Infinity War #1, our protagonist Thanos;
- 48:20 – MCU movies we wish were a thing;
- 58:50 – Infinity War #2, death and plot and taxes
Bad Fandom Fanfic Patterns
Ladies First returns as Kori and Seher discuss patterns of inclusion and exclusion in fandoms and fanfic. Shows included in our discussion are One Day at a Time, Vida, The Bold Type, and Black Lightning.
More Ruminations on Infinity War
Warning: Massive SPOILERS for Avengers: Infinity War contained within this podcast.
Thad and Jeremiah meet to deconstruct their dislike of Avengers: Infinity War.
Pros and Cons of Fan Conventions
Elizabeth and Kori are back having recovered from post-con crud after an amazing weekend at ClexaCon! We’re talking cons, from the highs of ClexaCon to the weekend debacle of Universal FanCon, and what to and not to do.
*Editor’s Note: With new information available, we’d like to correct what we’d initially reported for the WICOMICON pop-up event. Universal FanCon attendees with proof of ticket will only be charged $5 for admission.
Below are the tweets and threads mentioned in the podcast, and we’d like to encourage you to take a look at the vendors we’ve posted on The Fandomentals twitter account. Please support them if you can after this trying weekend!
— The Nerds of Color (@TheNerdsofColor) April 21, 2018
Our official statement on the status of Universal FanCon, including FAQ can be found at: https://t.co/Q17gkWzko7
— FanCon (@UniversalFanCon) April 21, 2018
The line we were given was essentially ‘we couldn’t give you the Con we imagined so we bailed’
And that is hurting a LOT of people. Because what about the con we were thinking of? The small nerdy con that was going to be the blerdest twitter meet ever?
— 35 yrs of Bitchcraft&Niggatry (@ArnicaxRoss) April 21, 2018
I’m having an increasingly difficult time seeing a world in which FanCon is able to provide the experience they promised people who bought tickets at any time. I hope I’m wrong. I’m still rooting for this con.
— Jeremy Whitley @ MomoCon (@jrome58) April 21, 2018
So, Thai Pham who was until today listed as VP of Conventions Operation and Entertainment on the #FanCon site actually has a history of running kickstarters for cons that never happen.
— Jaz (@jazmine_joyner) April 21, 2018
I shelled out $2,362.18 to build a civic engagement booth for #UniversalFanCon that would allow participants to register to vote, recruit their networks and other civic engagement activities
— L. Joy Williams (@ljoywilliams) April 20, 2018
UPDATE: Wellllp it’s looking like these two events are definitely linked, thanks to this little mishap in the questionnaire that #UniversalFanCon sent out to all of its guests, GOOD LORDT
If you were a guest, you were most likely emailed this exact formhttps://t.co/DKMQkd5gFW
— Jonna 🦎 (@jonnabutts) April 22, 2018