Episode 5: Canon or Not Canon?

Alexis, Mallory, and guest host Moriah dig into what canon even means and the different ways our notions of canon are evolving!

  • Jesus fandom (AKA the OG canon)
  • Shakespearean, Sherlockian, Lord of the Ringsian canons and how they’ve been adapted/added to
  • Transmedia storytelling and sci-fi world-building (the different ways Star Wars and Star Trek have dealt with this issue)
  • How Potter is unique, how it’s canon has been interpreted
  • Publishing: the birth of canon?
  • Cherry-picking and other ways the fandom has coped with changes and additions

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Next time: Ilvermorny.

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