heidi: (In Fanfic....)
Flourish, me and Anne Jamison (the editor of the FIC! book from SmartPop that I've written a chapter for) have panel proposals up for voting for SXSW and SXSWEDU.

All you have to do is take a minute to register, and a moment to vote - the Public Vote portion of the South By Southwest selection process counts for about 30% of the selection process, so your support might tip us over the edge!

Only a few proposals were submitted for SXSW 2014 sessions that focus on fans - their creativity, marketing to them, dealing with legal issues involving them, etc.

Luckily, two of the proposals - one in SXSWEDU and one in SXSW2014 - are fantastic, and fronted by experts on fannish creativity - including the editor of SmartPopBooks' upcoming FIC! collection, and one of the essayists who's included in that book. .

Professor Anne Jamison of the University of Utah has teamed up with intellectual property/fandom lawyer Heidi Tandy for the SXSWEDU proposal, which you can vote for (and post to FB/LinkedIn/Twitter about) at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25460 - the presentation is inspired by SmartPop Books' upcoming FIC! which is a collection of essays about fanfiction and fandom in the past and at present, with predictions for the future. This session is unique in the SXSWEDU track because of its focus on a topic that resonnates with teens and young adults and captures their attention in the classroom.

Heidi has also teamed up with Flourish Klink of The Alchemists for "Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the Worls" - you can vote and support it here: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25432 . Fanfiction has become completely mainstream - in some sectors and to some creators. Whether that is a good thing for fans, for creators, for publishers, for tv networks or social media companies is a question that unfolds and changes every day. Where do fan-created projects come from, and where - in this world of tumblr, Kindle Worlds, actors writing their own scripts and filks, and fans doing commissions and tie-ins - is it going?

We need your support for both of these sessions get to be part of SXSW! Vote now at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25432 and http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/25460 to include these unique, vital sessions at SXSW!


THANKS in advance!


xoxo,
Heidi

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