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Friday, June 28 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Canon vs Fandom

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The resurgence of sequels and expansions to existing franchises has started filling in the gaps where fandom and fanfiction once dwelled and thrived. Because of these additions, lifelong fans have been faced with the dilemma on whether to abandon their own headcanons and ideas of where the stories should go and accept the new stories as canon, or to reject them and continue their own speculation. Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Child, namely, have created new stories that have now begun to raise questions of what happens when fandom rejects canon, or when the fandom and canon seem to have different values and goals.

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Bayana Davis

Presenter, Black Girls Create
Bayana Davis is a proud Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff hatstall born and raised in Oakland, California. She is the cofounder and Editor in Chief of Black Girls Create and cohost of the podcast #WizardTeam. She is a fierce advocate of critical fandom, the increased representation of Black women... Read More →
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Robyn Jordan

Team Leviosa


RurouniHime is a long-time ficcer in multiple fandoms - she initially popped her Drarry cherry and is currently drowning herself in Sterek, with a whole crowd of wizards, superheroes, and dreamsharers in between. Ru likes writing, reading, and watching horror films, and when she's... Read More →
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Nancee Lee-Allen

Presenter, Pegasys Partners
Nancee was first introduced to Harry Potter while teaching British Literature at a shelter for runaway and abused teens. She quickly fell in love with the wizarding world, especially the Weasley family. Nancee holds a BA in Communications and Masters in Psychology. Nancee is a member... Read More →

Friday June 28, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Franklin Hills