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3692. The path to fandom
The ways in which the relationship between creator and fandom have changed do to the sudden availability of creators and community on social media and how it has affected the way media is created, consumed and distributed...
Kevin Roche, Gregg Castro, Shannon Muir
FRI 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm, Saint Louis
3696. Book Blogs: Are they Shaping How We Find New Reads?
Bloggers appear to be making impact with their social media influence in a variety of areas. Are they having any influence on people discovering new reads in the science fiction, fantasy, and related genres, or not? This discussion tackles the topic from a variety of angles.
Shannon Muir, Aviya Amir
FRI 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Boston
3705. Reboots, Reimagining and Fandom
In recent years, fan favorite properties such as STAR TREK, VOLTRON, and others have received revivals that re-envisioned the concepts to varying degrees. What are the impacts on fandom, old and new?
Shannon Muir, Laurie Tom, Steve Frankel, Aviya Amir
FRI 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Boston
3715. Social Media and Fandom
What impact has the rapid explosion of social media outlets had on science fiction and fantasy fandom? Does it bring more fans together or scatter them into specialized groups? Are some forms of social media more effective than others? A diverse panel shares their thoughts and experiences.
Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe, Valerie Estelle Frankel, Joyce McCarthy, Mark Oshiro
FRI 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, Boston
3724. Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts
Join our panelists for a discussion of the most popular Science Fiction and Fantasy Podcasts available today. Come learn and share favorites for listening to stories, reviews, advice for writers, and Science Fiction and Fantasy culture.
Shannon Muir, Laura Pearlman, S.B. Divya
FRI 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Scottsdale
3762. Where is my flying car?! Asks a New Generation
Science fiction promised us the stars in the 21st century... well, we're here and I don't even own a single jetpack! What gives? In this panel, we'll talk about all the sci-fi technology that didn't happen and the ones that, surprisingly, did.
Victor Frost, S.B. Divya, Chris Holcomb, Shannon Muir
SAT 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Chicago
Tech: projector, sound, VGA
3813. The Evolution of Gaming: What Next?
From tabletop and RPG, from console to handheld, from PBM to the MMOG, to newer trends like augmented and virtual reality, let's discuss the rich history of gaming and where the future might go.
Shannon Muir, Taliesin Jaffe
SUN 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Atlanta