Fandom Rising: The Impact of Fan Culture in the Age of Social Media

Date: Thursday, 6/9
Time: 4 PM
Venue: Amazon Stage at Trinity Hall

Though the concept of Fandom has been active for decades, in the current age of Kickstarter, hashtags, trending topics, and streaming platforms, TV fan(atic)s have found relatively new power to make, break, or even revive a series. Hear from showrunners, writers, and actors who regularly engage with their audiences as they discuss the ever-evolving impact of fan culture, and how social media is rapidly closing the gap between those who watch, love and engage with TV, and those who create it.

Panelists: Dan Amboyer (Younger), Hart Hanson (Bones), Gus Sorola (Co-Founder, Rooster Teeth), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The 100), Carina MacKenzie (The Originals)
Moderator: Laura Felschow (UT Austin)