FanLIS 2023 Programme

FanLIS 2023: Halliday Journals and holodecks: audiences and information in sci-fi fandoms

Thursday 18th May 2023

1:00pm-6:15pm (BST)

Venue: Online (Zoom)
Organizers: Dr Ludi Price ( & Dr Lyn Robinson (
Registration: Eventbrite
Twitter: @TheRealFanLIS @CityLIS #CityLIS #FanLIS

Please note that the schedule below may be subject to changes.

13.00   Welcome Address – Ludi Price

Panel 1

13.15    Infinite Archives, Infinite Possibilities: Learning Research and Databases with Archive of our Own – Alayna Vander Veer and Austin Waters

13:35    The citational practices of sci-fi fan podcasts – Amber Sewell

13:55   This sounds like an episode of The X-Files: Examining how Twitter users interpreted the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of sci-fi television – Nicole Neece

14:15    i’m mixing comic book canon and mcu canon to suit my own needs: Information Sharing as Community Building in a Fandom in Flux – Alison Harding

14:35    Panel Q&A Moderated by Ludi Price


15.00    Break


Panel 2

15.20    Repositories of Knowledge in Ernest Cline’s and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One – Tom Ue and James Munday

15:40    Data lost, forbidden or controlled?: The archivists of Horizon Forbidden West – Ashley Lanni

16.00    The Library Wants to Kill You: Places of Information as Battleground and Sanctum in Halo – Mackenzie Streissguth

16:20    Panel Q&A Moderated by Lyn Robinson


16:45    Break


17.00   Keynote – Fandom, Fanzines, and Archiving Fannish History – Karen Hellekson

18.00    Closing thoughts – Ludi Price

18:15    Close

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