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Friday, April 15 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Fandom and the Internet
Brodie Lancaster “Always In Our Hearts: On Queer Fandom and Collective Ownership”
Maria Sherman “Truly, Madly, Deeply: Exploring the Relationship Between Fandom and Mental Health”
Brittany Spanos “She Loves You… Loving Him: On Fanfiction, Fanart and Homoeroticism”

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Maura Johnston

Maura Johnston is a writer and editor who teaches at Boston College and edits the culture periodical Maura Magazine. She has written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Time, Billboard, and Rolling Stone; her byline also appeared in a number of publications that have succumbed to 21st-century industry tumult. She lives in Boston. “When You're Talking to Yourself and Nobody's Home: The Odd Malleability of the Hard Rock Frontman&rdquo... Read More →

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Brodie Lancaster

Brodie Lancaster is a critic and editor from Melbourne, Australia. She has contributed to publications including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Rookie, Vulture, Jezebel, and The Pitchfork Review. She edits Filmme Fatales, a zine that explores the intersection of cinema and feminism, and in 2015 delivered a TED Talk on cinematic likability at the Sydney Opera House. She DJs under the moniker Baby Bonus, which mostly just involves crossfading between... Read More →
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Maria Sherman

Maria Sherman is a music and culture writer living in New York City. She's a head writer at Fuse Television and contributes regularly to BuzzFeed, Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, MTV, Men's Journal, SPIN, Vulture, and more. After spending many years trying to convince herself to appreciate indie rock, Sherman discovered boy bands and nothing has ever been the same. “Truly, Madly, Deeply: Exploring the Relationship Between... Read More →
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Brittany Spanos

Brittany Spanos is a staff writer at Rolling Stone who primarily writes about pop music and teen culture. Previously, she worked as The Village Voice's Club Editor, handling concert listings and writing weekly for the music blog. She’s written words for Vulture, Nylon, SPIN, Pitchfork, and Rookie Magazine. If you had told her in 2001 that she would get paid for her boy band thoughts, she would have believed you, to be... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hyatt House 201 5th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

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