fandom-Fest

REPRESENT!: Celebrating Diversity in the Media

Everyone loves spending time celebrating their fandom favorites. Celebrating across fandoms is on the of the best ways of doing this, so let’s try this for a change: a month dedicated to celebrating diversity in the media we all know and love! There are a lot of fandoms in which characters of color don’t get nearly as much love as we’d love for them to get.

We’d like to take this opportunity to change that, at least for a month. In the tradition of things like big bangs and femslash feb, why don’t we all spend a month focusing on our favorite characters of color in fandom?

Whether they are characters with less screen time or whether you’re stanning for a main character, spend May celebrating characters of color!

How to join in:

Make sure everybody knows about the RepFest! Reblog this post, share it with friends, encourage your friends and followers to participate. The more of us create and promote, the more there will be for all of us to enjoy!

What qualifies (types of work):

If it’s a fanwork that you can share with us, it counts! Fanfic, playlists, reclists, graphics, meta, videos- it’s all good!

What qualifies (characters):

The point of this is to shed spotlight on existing canon characters- for this reason, we ask that you choose characters that are canonically characters of color. Characters in which there is a debate/the majority of the fandom considers them white characters can become murky, and can also dominate a fest like this.

A note about shipping:

There is no problem with writing a ship about a relationship in which there are white partners. However, because the point is to focus on the characters of color, we’re saying that if the character of color isn’t the focus of the story, it doesn’t qualify. For example, a Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson fic could qualify, but if the story is actually about Steve while Sam is the love interest, that’s not what this fest is about.

In the end, though, it’s all about us having fun and celebrating characters of color for a little while. We obviously can’t police the tags, nor do we want to (in the end, that would just draw focus away from the characters we’re here to appreciate). Just make sure to tag your stuff REPFEST or REPRESENT FEST, promote, and keep looking for more info as we get closer to May!

(graphic by osbombing

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So this had been my weekend. Fandom Fest was my first convention, and I got to meet some INCREDIBLE people! I was shaking, I had been so nervous These three are so nice. It was truly  a memory I will never forget. Thank you so much @lordminion and @foxtrot44 (and Bob, of course!) It was an honor to meet you all! ^_^

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It occurred to me that after I did my Otakon post… I’m actually going to three conventions in the space of a month.

Now, two are local! Pokecon and Fandom FestBoth are in Louisville! Pokecon’s a very small convention (Last year it was Sukoshicon…. yeah you’ve heard my rant about that) but in Lilly form I’m not… wearing Pokemon… And Fandom Fest is actually quite large, but geared more toward toys and comics.

AaaAaaanyway. What this means is I’ve got some cosplay replays coming up!

Each con is three days; Fridays I’ll likely be scoping things out and might be in normal clothes to do my shopping. But who knows! I could wear costumes all three days.

More or less, you guys coming to these conventions, are there any costumes you’d definitely like to see of mine? I don’t want to do any of my super-fancy costumes because they’re a bit difficult to move in, and I have to drive to the center! Any requests?

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OMG!!! I MET MY DOCTOR!!! Colin Baker is a beautiful man!!!! He signed my jacket!!! First thing he said was “hello me.” I tried not to faint!!!!

He was so nice and loved my version of his doctor. I love it when they do fun stuff in pics! Makes me feel special and unique!!!

I did not even know that he was here!!! And I just so happen to have my sixth doc outfit with me!!! Too much of a coincidence I can just die happy now

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my thoughts on the current zuke thing:

the only “evidence” i can find is screenshots that could have been easily edited that are from a 4chan thread that has been debunked

and from a video that was apparently trying to stir up drama and blame amed/*t shipers and has since been privated

i can’t find a single direct, sourced quote from tumblr, twitter, youtube, reddit, or 4chan. i went on 4chan

as far as i can tell, this is just a bunch of rumors that got blown way out of proportion

if anyone has any sourced quotes, feel free to correct me. no, i don’t mean that one post that has an unsourced compilation of easily-edited screenshots that are vague posts from an unsourced random blog, that originates from 4chan. because so far, that is the only “source” i have been given. i don’t mean that post. i mean actual sourced info

note: i’m not trying to say that i think Nothing Happened. and i’m not gonna defend lauren zuke or rebecca sugar Until My Dying Breath. i just refuse to join in with this cesspool of hatred towards both lauren zuke and rebecca sugar that seems to be based on Absolutely Nothing. i’m not taking a side or believing that any of this even amounts to Anything until i get some proof

until then. until i get some proof. i s2g i am blocking lauren zuke’s name because i am tired of seeing all of this drama and hate