“Over time we’ve all developed this consensus that we watch Keanu performances in certain ways. We didn’t realize at the time that we had to watch them that way, but now we can see where he’s acting and when he’s not acting!” 

– “The Watcher

Recent TEX eps:

Conventions & Panels!

Look at this mine art!
  • 2021: Did a webinar with Indonesia-based WanderVoice on cancel culture!
  • 2020: Moderated Nightstream Horror Fest’s “Horror Stories” panel with brilliant writers like Tananarive Due.
  • 2019: Appeared on a wonderful internet culture panelat NYU’s School of Journalism!
  • 2019: Conversation with Snap Lab’s Katie Babineau at the Decoded Future Summit
  • 2019: Moderated the “Unearthing Culture” panel at Original Thinkers in Telluride — which took place in a mine!
  • 2018: Appeared on Zimbio’s fandom shipping panel at Fandemic Tour Sacramento
  • 2018: Was honored to serve as a  True/False provocateur
  • 2017: Appeared on Drunk Education’s Final Girls panel for Brooklyn Horror Film Fest, repping for Black Christmas!
  • 2016: Returned to Comic-Con’s queer horror panel!
  • 2016: Did six panels about Harry Potter and fandom at Leviosa in Las Vegas!
  • 2016: Organized the SXSW Interactive panel “Flail or Fail: Marketing to Fandom.” Listen to it here!
  • 2015: Modded Mad Max panel for Dragon Con’s apocalypse track! Check out the video!
  • 2015, Comic-Con, panelist, The Gay Agenda in Horror: Terrifying Subtext. Hear a podcast about it or read a writeup!
  • 2015, guest-lectured at Princeton for Prof. Anne Jamison’s English course in fandom history!
  • 2014, Geek Girl Con: moderated panels on modern slash fandom and putting fandom skills on your resume!
  • 2014, Dragon Con: “Future of Harry Potter,” YA track panel
  • 2014: Hosted an evening with Orlando Jones at Tumblr Headquarters!
  • 2013: YALSA YA literature symposium, panelist on “Fandom and the Teen World”
  • 2012, Ascendio: moderated “Out of the Closet: Slash in the Third Wave” with Cat Tosenberger.
  • 2010, Infinitus: moderated “FTW or Made of Fail: Real Life Issues in Fiction”
  • 2007, Phoenix Rising: moderated “Shipping the Velvet” panel on slash shipping featuring Henry Jenkins; edited a short documentary on post-Katrina New Orleans with Erica George.
  • 2007, Ikasucon: moderated panel/discussion on BL/yaoi.
  • 2003, Nimbus 2003: moderated “Resolved: Can Draco Malfoy Be Redeemed?” and then spontaneously sat in on the slash panel.



Interviews &c.

I’ve done lots of interviews over the years and I am putting them all here, so we can all listen to my melodious Southern-Midwestern accent!





Can I Still Read Harry Potter?

Was honored to co-write and host this short 2020 documentary for BBC Radio 4 exploring how Harry Potter fans are responding to JK Rowling’s transphobia . 

Vox’s Today, Explained

Have appeared on many eps of this fantastic series, including:


Vox’s Tell Me More:

Appeared on several episodes, including:


TV, radio, podcast interviews, etc:


Fun Stuff 

Other podcast appearances:


Guest contributions and other public appearances: