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MIPTV Picks 2014: Fanomenon

Suzie Beckner, a rural retail worker, has a thing for science fiction, and one TV sci-fi character in particular. When an opportunity arises to meet the actor at a major comic and science fiction convention, she undertakes a journey that introduces her to a community to call her own.
March 21, 2014


Partners: Directed by Lynne Carter, produced in association with Shaw Media and the Government of Canada; distributed by TVF International
Length: 1 x 48 minutes
Aired: October 2013 (Global, Canada)
Rights available: All TV rights worldwide excluding Canada
Suzie Beckner, a rural retail worker, has a thing for science fiction, and one sci-fi character in particular – lieutenant colonel John Sheppard from Stargate: Atlantis, portrayed by Joe Flanigan. Beckner’s fandom extends all the way to the creation of erotic fan fiction featuring the intrepid space traveler. When an opportunity arises to meet Sheppard/Flanigan at a major comic and science fiction convention, she undertakes a journey that reveals to her the size and scope of fandom, and in seeing and meeting other proud female sci-fi fans, she finds a community to call her own.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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