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Your Cinematic Universe | Worldbuilding with Fans & Franchises

You love comic book movies, but do they love you? Fans create incredible content around their favorite franchises every day—fan fiction, fan art, LARP or cosplay— but other than the occasional shoutout from a brand, there’s little recognition for the fans. In the age of social media, how can we as a culture and community integrate the audience into larger narratives when Hollywood studios weren’t built to be inclusive? Join thought leaders from across entertainment to figure out the answer. Guests include Ahmed Best (Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge & Episodes 1-3), Jeff Gomez (world’s leading Transmedia producer, consultant to Disney on Star Wars & Marvel), Danny Fingeroth (author of Stan Lee’s biography, former editor of Spider-Man comics), Aaron Vanek (founder of LARP Census), and co-host Jan Lucanus (creator of “JFH: Justice For Hire”, founder of the fandom startup, reelwUrld). Panel DJ’d by global cyberpunk phenomenon Angelspit (yeah, we got a DJ for a panel). Moderated by Autumn Noel Kelly (former Newsweek journalist, Audience Development Editor for iO9 & Gizmodo).

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