I was privileged to moderate an excellent panel this last Sunday at ALA Annual 2012 called (Re)telling Stories: Fanart, authorship, and how stories are shared, reconstructed, and retold on fandom, fan cultures, reading, and authorship.
Attendees asked me to post the full line-up of panelists so everyone could keep track of who participated. Everyone was so very gracious and articulate, I can understand wanting to find out more about them all. I’ve linked their names to their major internet presence, if they have a dedicated site.
Our panelists were:
- Liz Burns (librarian, blogger, and reviewer at A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy at SLJ)
- Cecil Castellucci (author of Year of the Beasts, Plain Janes, Boy Proof)
- Faith Erin Hicks (comics artist and author of Friends with Boys, The War at Ellsmere)
- Deborah Kaplan (librarian, scholar, and representative of the Organization of Transformative Works)
- Marissa Meyer (author of Cinder and the upcoming Scarlet)
- Noelle Stevenson (comics and fan artist Gingerhaze, creator of Nimona)
- Josh Wattles (Advisor in Chief, deviantART)
And I was the moderator. This was a major highlight of ALA for me, and I’d like to publicly thank all of the participants and attendees for being a part of such an informative and engaging discussion.
If you attended the panel, I’d love to hear what you all thought as an audience member! I wish we could have shared the entire panel with those who could not attend ALA, but I’m hoping to write up a report and I’m hopeful attendees might chime in on twitter or tumblr to say what they thought.