The Dark Side of Fandoms: Harassment and Bullying in Fan Groups

Coast City Room - Mile High Ballroom DCCP6

Friday June 15, 2018 - 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm

Many marginalized groups of fans, women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and more often experience bullying and a sense of othering in their fandoms. This harassment is especially prevalent in nerd fandoms such as comic books and video games. One only has to look as far as the gamer-gate and comics-gate movements to see this. The panel will focus an open discussion how we can face and overcome harassment and bullying in pop culture.





Diversity, Bullying