TGIF/F 2016

Thank you to the 75 attendees who helped make the inaugural TGIF/F a rousing success!

Panels

Most panels were open group discussions, typically 50 minutes and moderated by one or two attendees. There were three types of panels: Meta, Multifandom, and Single Fandom. All panel topics were nominated and voted in by attendees.

Meta Panels

Diversity and Representation - A conversation about the various aspects of diversity and representation in the media we consume and how well creators are or aren’t meeting our expectations. Which shows/comics/books/movies are doing it right? How do we effectively make ourselves heard when we feel they aren’t?

What it Takes to Make Me Ship the Thing - There’s a certain chemistry that occurs to make us believe in a ship and want to sail it. What makes you tick? Is it just the combination of a blonde and a brunette? Or maybe contrasting personalities who start out hating each other? Whatever it is, come share!

The Perks and Pitfalls of Canon versus Fanon - The experience of shipping a femslash pairing can be very different when it’s canon versus when it’s not. Come discuss the pros and cons of both, as well as the tricky situation of queerbaiting and how that can help or hinder the shipping experience.

My Favorite AUs, Tropes, and Memes / Imagine Your OTP - Sometimes canon just isn’t enough and you need your ladies to be space pirates, you know? Come join a spirited discussion of our favorite femslash situations as we all imagine our ship of choice and laugh about which is the most amazing. We’ll also discuss our favorite femslash tropes and memes to celebrate (and commiserate) together.

The panel notes

Bitches Get Shit Done - This is a special hour that will feature a panel of pre-selected female writers, producers, and directors, many from our own fandom community. Probable Robot filmmaker Karyn Ben Singer will lead a Q&A about creating original works, what it takes to get a project off the ground, and the struggles encountered when creators strive to have their unique voices heard.

Multifandom Panels

Femslash in High School - A discussion of our favorite pairings that take place in that special hell known as high school. May feature shows like Glee, Pretty Little Liars, Victorious, South of Nowhere, Faking It, and Skins, among others.

Femslash in Movies - While much of our focus is on episodic television narrative, there are many much-loved femslash pairings in feature films, both canon and fanon. From dark 90s art house cinema to 2016 contenders for best picture, join us in a conversation about ladies who love ladies on the big screen.

Femslash in Animation - Korrasami is canon! Lesbian gems are taking over Steven Universe! Sailor Moon is as gay as ever! Come talk about your favorite femslashy things happening in the world of animation, both Eastern and Western.

Femslash in Sci-Fi & Fantasy - You don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away to find femslash, but you certainly can! Come discuss some out of this world pairings we love. May feature Xena, Star Wars, Star Trek: Voyager, Legend of the Seeker, Warehouse 13, and Lost Girl, among others.

Femslash in Shared DNA - Sometimes sisterly love is...well, sisterly love. But, you know, in that other way. Whether it be mother/daughter, sisters, or even clones, let’s discuss the great ladies who keep it all in the family. May feature Supergirl, Grey’s Anatomy, Orphan Black, and Doctor Who, among others.

Femslash in Comics - Great femslash is hardly limited to the screen! Come discuss all your favorite pairings in Marvel, DC, and other comic universes with other fans.

Single Fandom Panels

The 100: Clarke/Lexa - A discussion of the powerful romance between the leaders of the two dueling worlds.

The 100: Other Ships & Themes - The 100 gives us so many amazing women, the shipping possibilities are plentiful! Come celebrate ships like Doctor/Mechanic, Clarke/Octavia, and whatever else makes your heart beat faster. We’ll also discuss the show in general during this hour, including our hopes for season three.

Orphan Black: Cosima/Delphine - They do science together. A lot. Let’s talk about how gay it is.

Orphan Black: Other Ships & Themes - Come discuss your favorite clonetastic combinations and what makes this show so effing awesome.

Person of Interest: Root/Shaw - Not even The Machine herself can calculate just how great this pairing is.

Person of Interest: Ladies of Interest - This show has no shortage of strong female characters, and it’s time to celebrate them

Agent Carter: Season One - In these eight episodes, Peggy Carter discovered her value, we all discovered Angie Martinelli, and the MCU had its first woman-on-woman kiss. In this panel, we will discuss what that all meant for television, for fandom, and to us.

Agent Carter: Season Two - What do we think is going to happen in season two of our beloved show? Come hash out what we know so far and where we hope it’s headed.

There will also be single hours for these six fandoms: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Pitch Perfect, Orange is the New Black, Carmilla, Jessica Jones, and Once Upon a Time.

Events

Speed Fandoming - Get to know each other Speed Dating style, but with fandom stuff! You’ll have three minutes to share your faves with each other before moving on to the next person. This a great way to quickly get to know a few facts about the people you’ll be hanging out with over the weekend. (And if this sounds too intense, we promise it’s not mandatory.)

GeekOut Trivia - Can you name five Taylor Swift songs? What about ten? Twenty? GeekOut pits teams against each other as they prove who knows more about pop culture.

Kickback Party - Hang out, play board games, listen to music, or just chat with each other. We’re putting together a low-key space for those who just want to chill out during the intense cutthroat game of GeekOut Trivia happening in the other end of the room.

Screen Time - Assorted YouTube videos and fun stuff projected on the giant screen in Room 1. Requests welcome and encouraged.

Raffle Auction - We’ve put together an amazing spread of fannish items for you to win! Buy as many raffle tickets as you want and secure your chance to take home something awesome. All proceeds go toward TGIF/F. (Pictures of many auction items will be posted on the forum as they become available.)

Shopping Time - Looking for unique fandom themed items? Attendees who create their own artwork and crafty fun stuff will be able to make their pieces available for sale. This is a great way to find exclusive items relevant to your interests.

Probable Robot - Come see this sci-fi indie flick about Mona and Jules, ex-girlfriends who work in neighboring retail shops. They haven't gotten along since their break-up, though the impending robot invasion may be slightly more important than their relationship drama. As far as we know, it’s the first queer lady body-snatching B-movie crowdfunded by fandom.

Femslash Vidshows - Fan vids are a powerful medium. They can show us the best of what we love about a show or ship, or they can show us something new by remixing what we already know. In these two vidshows, we’ll show you some of the best femslash vids for the pairings we love.

Costume Contest - With great fandoms comes great costumability. (Shh, it’s a word.) If you’re a cosplayer and you want to compete for prizes (and look awesome at our dance party), bring your gear and get dressed up!

Dance Party - After a long day of discussion and laughter, let’s rock out together to our favorite songs.

Femslash Pictionary - You’ve never played Pictionary quite like this before. We’ve created long, multifandom clues for the brave and willing to tackle illustrating. An example: “Emma Swan and Cosima fly to visit Root on the moon.”

Karaoke - Sticking around Sunday night? We’ll pull up your favorite tune and let you sing your heart out.

Schedule

Key
Official stuff
Single fandom panel
Multifandom panel
Meta panel
Event
DIY panel/Hangout
Friday
  • 9:30
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 11:30
  • 12:00
  • 2:00
  • 3:00
  • 4:00
  • 5:00
  • 7:00
  • 8:00
  • 9:00
  • Room 4
  • Volunteer Training
  • Registration
  • Welcome
  • Speed Fandoming
  • Lunch Break
  • The 100: Clarke/Lexa
  • Orphan Black: Cosima/Delphine
  • Person of Interest: Root/Shaw
  • Dinner Break
  • Femslash in Animation
  • Agent Carter: Season 1
  • GeekOut Trivia Game
  • Room 3
  • Femslash with Shared DNA
  • My Favorite AUs and Tropes
  • Femslash in High School
  • Carmilla
  • What It Takes to Make Me Ship the Thing
  • Rooms 1 & 2
  • Badge Decorating
  • Kick Back Party
Saturday
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 2:00
  • 3:00
  • 4:00
  • 5:00
  • 7:00
  • 8:30
  • 10:00
  • 10:30
  • Room 4
  • Screen Time
  • Femslash in Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Lunch Break
  • Raffle Auction / Shopping Time
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Diversity & Representation
  • Probable Robot (at 5:45)
  • Bitches Get Shit Done
  • Femslash Vidshow #1
  • Costume Contest
  • Dance Party
  • Room 3
  • Registration / Welcome
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Vendor Set-Up
  • Raffle Auction / Shopping Time
  • Femslash in Comics
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Dinner Break
  • Rooms 1 & 2
  • Raffle Set-Up / Viewing
  • Raffle Viewing
  • Raffle Viewing
  • Raffle Viewing
  • Winners Announced
Sunday
  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00
  • 1:00
  • 3:00
  • 4:00
  • 5:00
  • 6:00
  • 6:30
  • 8:30
  • 9:30
  • Room 4
  • Screen Time
  • The 100: Other Ships & Themes
  • Femslash in Movies
  • Lunch Break
  • Femslash Pictionary
  • Jessica Jones
  • Perks & Pitfalls of Canon vs Fanon
  • Closing
  • Dinner Break
  • Femslash Vidshow #2
  • Karaoke
  • Room 3
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Agent Carter: Season 2
  • Orphan Black: Other Ships & Themes
  • Person of Interest: Ladies of Interest
  • Rooms 1 & 2
  • Registration
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