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
The Fandomentalist Falls into Fall
Julia, Gretchen, and Kylie whip back out their pumpkin spice lattes because apparently it’s the second half of September. This means all fall media is on the table, including their very own Fandomentalist romcom.
- 0:00 – Fandom news 9/17/18 edition
- 21:05 – What is a fall movie?
- 35:45 – Writing our own autumnal romcom
- 58:05 – Media that’s fallen apart
- The Fandomentalist Drinks some Pumpkin Spice Lattes
- Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life is damned by its own themes
- The Wars to Come, GoT rewatch project
Back To School with Lamba Literary’s Monica Carter
Happy September! We’re all hyped up for fall and hope you crazy kids are happy to back in school, or hype to not be in school as the case may be. This week we have an interview with Monica Carter, the head of Lambda Literary’s “LGBTQ Authors In Schools” program that promotes diversity through engagement between the LGBTQ community of writers and K-12 classrooms. Plus: Dan and Brigid recommend some books to get you in that autumnal mood, then some very interesting publishing opportunities coming up very soon!
0:00- Hi, Hello, How Are You
6:00- Autumnal Readings Recommendations
1:22:00- Publishing Opportunities
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