The Chimera​s Library

Lectures

"So You Want To Write A Book On Otherkin"

Co-panels: Who-is-Page & Orion Scribner

Panel from Othercon 2022. 14 August 2022 at 5:00 PM CDT.

Everyone talks about wanting more published nonfiction resources on otherkin, of the “next Field Guide” that the community hopes for. But writing a book on otherkin, or really any alterhuman identity, isn’t a walk in the park-- this brief panel will go into details on what books on otherkin are already out there, what obstacles authors in the community have faced and continue to face, and some potential options that aspiring alterhuman writers can sink their hands (or claws) into.

Google Docs Lecture Script

"Litter Boxes in School Bathrooms: Dissecting the Alt-Right’s Current Moral Panic"

Panel from Othercon 2022. 12 August 2022 at 9:00 AM CDT.

Within the past year, there have been several instances of political conservatives in the United States making claims of public schools allowing accommodations for students who identify as animals. This panel covers: Who is perpetuating these rumors? Why is it happening now? How could this affect the furry fandom and therian community? And finally, what, if anything, can be done about.

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"The Use and Misuse of The Term Transspecies"

Panel from Othercon 2021. 14 August 2021 at 6:50 PM CDT.

Contains both our lecture on the term transspecies: its history of use in the community, its pros and cons from the community's perspective, its misuse by transphobes, and its use in academia. Also contains a discussion regarding the term. 

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Google Slides Presenation

 ​"Intersectionality: Otherkinity/Therianthropy & Plurality"

Panel from Othercon 2020.  16 August 2020 at 6:00 AM CDT.

There is a long history of overlap between the plural and the otherkin/therian communities. This panel will explore the history of crossover between these communities, the ways these experiences can mesh and influence the other, and more.

"Otherkin In The Media"

Panel from Othercon 2020.  15 August 2020 at 2:00 PM CDT.

The media has covered the otherkin and therian communities off and on over the decades, often in negative ways. This panel will explore what has been said about the communities, how it has effected the communities, and things to avoid in the future.

"A Brief History of The Alterhuman Communities"

Panel from Othercon 2020. 14 August 2020 at 12:00 PM CDT. 

The panel explord some of the wondrous and complicated history behind therianthrope community, the otherkin community, and other similar communities.