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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.

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