We’re delighted to present the full text of the speech of Conclave III Fan GoH Daphne Lawless, who talks about filking as a form of community building and the role of youth in maintaining our science fiction and fantasy community.
My name is Daphne Lawless and I AM NOT INSANE. Thought I’d better get that out there.
Warning: I use big words, abstract concepts, adult language, and have a habit of jumping from one subject to another like Catherine the Great. My apologies if it leaves you behind. Feel free to ask for clarification later.
I’m here to talk about 4 things in no particular order:
- Generational Change in Fandom.
- How I shouldn’t even be here.
- Filking and fan creativity.
- The politics of rrrrevolution.
- Cycle lanes
- Why science fiction at all?
To start, I don’t think I deserve to be FgoH.
Not that I’m ungrateful – I love having an audience to talk at. I’d talk at the opening of an envelope.