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Sunday, February 18 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Official Grass is Mostly Greener

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Intellectual property has become a very hot topic of late, especially when it comes to fan expression. A lawsuit from CBS filed against the production of a fan film called Axanar changed all the rules when it came to Star Trek fan films, and that’s bled over to many other genres as everyone struggles to keep up with the ever-changing landscape. We’ll embark on a discussion about making your own fan films based on an existing IP: the technical stuff, such as putting together a script and crew, to the boundaries of what can and can’t be done to fund your project.

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Emily Blake

Script Supervisor/ Cosplay Maker, Non-Compliant Fashion
Emily Blake is a script supervisor for film and television, and a screenwriter. She also runs a small business out of her home making custom cosplay pieces. She's kind of a big deal on Twitter.
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Melinda-Catherine Gross

Writer / Producer
Melinda-Catherine is a LA based television writer and producer. She can currently be found playing Amelia Earhart in "The Game of Rassilon," an actual play RPG podcast. Other podcasting adventures have included co-hosting "Having a Friend for Dinner: A Hannibal Lecter Podcast" and... Read More →
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Steven Warren Hill

Program Director, Chicago TARDIS
Owner of Gallifrey Base, BroaDWcast, and the Doctor Who Cuttings Archive. Author of the books "Silver Scream" Vols. 1 and 2, and "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America." Program Director and host for Chicago TARDIS. Creator and leader of Mysterious Theatre 337.Objects... Read More →
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Michael Nixon

Podcaster, The Game of Rassilon
Michael Nixon is the Engineer of The Game of Rassilon: A Doctor Who Role Playing Game Podcast.

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
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