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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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Coco

Brandy J. Lewis is a Ph.D. student of English at the University of California, Riverside. Her work primarily focuses on critical animal studies, posthuman and queer theory in SF, and media and cultural studies. She teaches composition and rhetoric, with emphases in animal narratives... Read More →
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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
Marriott: Guadalupe

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