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Saturday, June 29 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Fandom in the Dark Ages (or, What We Did Before Facebook and Tumblr)

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These days, anyone can be part of a fandom: do a couple of Tumblr searches, join a few Facebook groups, comment on a Web site, read some fan fiction - hell, write some fan fiction - and you become part of large-and-getting-larger communities all over the world. But back when you had to listen to two minutes of the AOL grind-up noise - or when writing a handwritten letter to the star of your favorite TV show was the only way to interact - fandom operated a lot differently than it did now. Then, two-megabyte video files were an inch wide and took an hour to download: now, hi-res animated gifs basically tell our emotional lives. Pat Brady, Melissa Anelli, and Anthony Rapp were all members of (and in Anthony's case, at the center of) fandoms that lived before this magical get-anything-you-want-instantly age. We'll tell some stories and have some fun together.


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Julia Albain

Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Julia is an actor, director, producer and writer based in Chicago IL. She received her BFA in Theater Performance from the University of Michigan and is a proud alumni of the school. In recent years Julia produced and directed two national concert tours in association with StarKid Productions and Live Nation, as well as worked on countless other shows, appearances and projects. She is currently signed with Writer's... Read More →

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Pat Brady

Pat is proud to say she just celebrated her 33rd anniversary of being a talent agent. After going to high school in Glendale, she went on to pursue acting, graduating from UCLA with a degree in Theater Arts and then from San Diego University with a degree in accounting. After some time in the performing arts, Pat decided to become an agent; she found her true calling in the world of animatoin voiceover. She also fell in love with the... Read More →
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Anthony Rapp

While best known for originating the character of Mark Cohen (off-screen and on) in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rent, Anthony is also a writer, musician, activist, humanitarian and director. Anthony made his Broadway debut in 1981 in a musical based on The Little Prince. Since then he has also created memorable roles Adventures in Babysitting, Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, Six Degrees of Separation (stage and film), and more. He... Read More →


Saturday June 29, 2013 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Oregon 202/203