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Saturday, August 19 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Revenge of the Queer: Canonically Straight Characters Occupying Queer Spaces
The queering of straight characters is an act of defiance. When the LGBTQ community is pointedly denied by creators, fans actively queer straight characters to tell their own stories. Join us as we discuss straight characters ripe for the queering, the queerbaiting response, and how we as fans can have it all. All media, from comics to video games, will be covered in our discussion.

Moderators
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Julie Hegner

Co-Founder/Contributing Editor, On Wednesdays We Wear Capes
Julie Hegner has been descending the geek rabbit hole since age 8, and fangirls madly over a long list of canceled shows and childhood heroes. She wears her fandoms on her sleeve, literally, and your NoTP is probably her OTP.

Speakers
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Meg Hicks

Meg Hicks is a designer, cat enthusiast, and shipper of plenty. She can be found knee-deep in video games and comics. Currently crying about blonds in bolo ties.
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Krystal Loh

Writer
Krystal Loh is chemically and spiritually composed of video games, anime, manga, hockey, and eruri. By day, she works at a university in New York City. By night, she's asleep. Talk to her about your favorite ships and she'll tell you how tall all of her favorite characters are.
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Avery Mathews

Avery Mathews is comprised of nothing more than a chai tea latte and gay dreams for various fandoms. After writing an academic paper on identity and homoeroticism of Raiden from Metal Gear Solid, he's here to ruin all of your favorite pairings with multiple page papers, in MLA fo... Read More →
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Frenchie Rodriguez

Frenchie Rodriguez has a talent for slipping seamlessly into fandoms without even knowing the source material. A proud endorser of all things queer and kinky, she can be found on Twitter, railing at our failing government.


Saturday August 19, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room A