A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to sit down with Kelly Pierce — longtime fangirl and longtime friend —who has watched fandom grow over the years. Kelly has also been a con chair and has worked at Balticon for many, many years. Her wit, wisdom, and insight into fandom is fascinating, her stories are engaging, and frankly, a lot of us can relate.
We talk about her roles at Balticon, stories of fandom past, and what to look forward to in the future. Special shout out to my iPhone that kept shutting down while filming (eventually I'll buy a new cellphone). So sit down and relax, and enjoy this extra-long Barzinga/Rise of the Fangirl episode!