presented by: Shaftesbury, Wattpad and Telefilm Canada

Queering the Script

A part of the Official SXSW International Women’s Day Celebration.

Audiences are moving a shift in content, demanding diverse representation in all forms of media and companies like Shaftesbury and Wattpad are prioritizing the importance of providing empowering content. With over 76 M views, Carmilla is affecting real change for Queer Representation in the Mainstream Media. The Creampuff fandom proved their purchasing power with the UbyKotex brand and in their demands for more Carmilla. This global movement of Queer voices is mobilizing on every platform. The Wattpad community has spent billions of minutes reading LGBTQ+ stories and those tagged #FreeTheLGBT on the platform in support of more representation for LGBTQ+ characters and celebrating a spectrum of identities. Join us for a bold and inspired conversation on the power of Queer Fandom.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Special Event