Two of our Geek/Entertainment reporters, Rae Votta (blurintofocus) and Aja Romano (bookshop), currently have panels up for selection at South by Southwest’s Panel Picker that offer a crucial perspective on fandom communities that’s missing from many other submissions about fan culture.
If you enjoy our reporting on fandom, Tumblr, and YouTube cultures, please consider casting a vote in support of our panels! Even dropping a note of support in the comment sections will make our day. :)
SXSW Interactive: The No-Bullshit Guide to Interacting With Fandom: An honest guide for creatives & marketers on how to interact with fandom, navigate the Fourth Wall, and treat fans with respect, along with test cases for what works and what doesn’t.
SXSW Film: YouTube Grows Up: Community and Culture: A look at the dynamics of YouTube culture, the difference between successful YouTube content and successful media on television and other platforms, and what’s next for YouTube stars trying to maintain their independence.
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