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This Week in Fandom, Volume 73

Welcome to This Week in Fandom, the OTW’s roundup of things which are happening! Before we start, have you watched the Wayward Sisters backdoor pilot on Supernatural? Share your reactions in the comments!

A new feature in Den of Geek recounts different fans’ perspectives on the Lance Is Bi theory in the Voltron fandom. Fans share their various reasons for characterizing Lance as bisexual, which are then related back to broader issues of LGBTQ+ representation in mainstream media. For example, some fans cite readings of Lance’s competitiveness or admiration for male characters like Keith or Shiro as queer, noting that “[i]t’s not hard to read into those interactions as something more if you’ve literally walked that path yourself.” (more…)