Anime Doesn't Exist and Trek Is for Girls: Fandom Secret Histories

Riverside 3 (MR 11-13)

Friday July 12, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Think you know the history of your fandom? Guess again. The usual histories we hear leave out critical details to serve the agendas of their tellers, but the secret histories remain underneath, if you know to look. We'll look at three fandoms and the little-known truth of their origins: anime fandom is based on a distinction that never existed, women were equal partners from the start of video games, and early Star Trek fandom was dominated by women.