Ad Astra 2016

Toronto, Ontario, 29th April to 1st May 2016

When

29th April to 1st May 2016 10:00 am - 11:59 pm

Website: Ad Astra 2016

Where

Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel and Suites
9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 1B2
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April 30, 2016, 12:00 pm

Star Trek: The First Fandom

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These days it's easy to forget that there's one science fiction and fantasy property that you can trace the entirety of fandom - convention culture, fanfiction, message boards and online discussion, and celebrity worship, among other things - back to. It's Star Trek, which is this year celebrating it's 50th anniversary. What was it about Star Trek that drew fans into it's orbit in a way that no other science fiction or fantasy universe had before? Why has Star Trek seemed to have lost it's centrality to fan communities even as fandom itself has begun to dominate mainstream media and lifestyles? Let's talk about and celebrate Star Trek and it's place in fandom history.

Hall: Markham A Track: Fan Culture Type: Panel

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