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Saturday, January 19 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Furry and the "Other"

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Furry creatures have long been the "other" in science-fiction and fantasy, from the werewolves of classic myth to the war-like Kzinti; most of us first identified as furry by seeing ourselves in them. What's the meaning behind siding with the alien, and where does the concept of "the other" fit in modern furry storytelling?

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Brandy J. Lewis

Special Collections Student Assistant, University of California, Riverside
Brandy J. Lewis is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate of English at the University of California, Riverside. She specializes in Comics, Film and Media Studies, Queer Theory, and Science Fiction Studies, and is currently interning at the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, handling... Read More →

Tonya Song

Tonya Song is an American Indian (O'otham) musician and composer. She also has worked serving Native communities in projects toward sovereignty, cultural preservation, social services, and human rights. In the fandom, she has gotten to be a part of many performances and projects but... Read More →

Saturday January 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Marriott: Guadalupe