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Azkatraz!

The Azkatraz programming schedule has been released! I am doing two programming-type things this year, and they're both on the same day, yay! The schedule doesn't really provide a lot of information (I'm sure the program book will have more) so here's some extra info for the ones I'm in.

From Foes to Fiendfyre to Family Men [Sunday, July 19 @ 10:30AM - Cyril Magnin I]

A Harry/Draco panel hosted by novembersnow; bryoneybrynn, femmequixotic, pir8fancier and I are the panelists. Here is an excerpt from the summary novembersnow wrote for the program book:

The panel will address the challenges and opportunities presented to H/D fanfic writers by Deathly Hallows and discuss fanfiction writers' diverging interpretations of "canon compliance" in fic written after the book's publication. The epilogue-compliant versus EWE controversy will be a central focus; however, the panel also will address topics including an overall evaluation of how Deathly Hallows affects H/D as a ship within a historical context, trends in post-Deathly Hallows H/D fanfiction, and the issue of age bias as it relates to reading and writing epilogue-compliant fic (a.k.a., The Hairline Issue). Active audience participation will be encouraged.

Last time I was on an H/D panel, I totally heckled my fellow panelists. This time, my trick will be to show up dressed as an anime character. >.> Shut up, he could pass for fanon!Draco. >.> That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

If You've Got Nothing Nice to Say, Should You Say it Anyway? [Sunday, July 19 @ 03:00PM - Cyril Magnin III]

This roundtable will invite participants to discuss the pros and cons of criticism in fandom's creative subspaces -- criticism not only of fan works, but also of fannish behaviour. Did Fandom Wank ruin fandom, or does it help keep fannish absurdities in line? Do you think negative feedback inevitably crushes the spirits of creative fen? Perhaps you're positive that no one ever improves without criticism? If these are the kinds of questions that get you talking, you should totally come to my roundtable. And talk! I like to host roundtables because they let me wield a mic without having to talk into it, hur hur.

I'll start with a brief introduction to the two broad categories of criticism that happen in fandom regularly: fan work criticism (e.g. direct feedback, beta reading, reviews) and criticism of specific behaviours (e.g. sockpuppetry, plagiarism, bullying, various forms of attention-whoring, taking canon/fandom too seriously). We'll talk about people's own personal fandom DON'Ts and hopefully address a number of topics ranging from concrit to fandom etiquette to anonymity.

And, of course --
Poll #1407205 Obligatory Azkatraz poll

Going to Azkatraz?

Yes!
35(67.3%)
Not sure yet, but probably yes!
0(0.0%)
Not sure yet, but probably not!
3(5.8%)
No!
12(23.1%)
What's an Azkatraz?
2(3.8%)

Ticky box?

TICKY BOX! :D
4(8.0%)
TICKY BOX! >:0!1
1(2.0%)
LLAMA!1
10(20.0%)
OIC WUT U DOIN THAR
7(14.0%)
DRESS UP AS DRACO INSTEAD K
9(18.0%)


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Tags: cons:azkatraz2009, poll
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