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GeekGirlCon 2017: Squee! Fangirls Supporting Fangirls Panel
September 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Squee! Fangirls Supporting Fangirls
Saturday, September 30
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Furiosa room)
In this panel, women who identify as fangirls explore the shame that still exists around fandom for women, especially adult women, as well as the benefits of being a fan. The support of the fan community, in encouraging creativity, individuality, and genuine self expression, is discussed. In addition, the ways in which fandom facilitates identity exploration and development is explored. Includes screening of the latest episode from upcoming web series ‘Squee!’ The Fangirl Documentary Project (10-12mins).
Hansi Oppenheimer (moderator), Tricia Barr, Misty Fig, Christine Killmer, Jessica Mason