Authors of the upcoming book REAL CHARACTERS will discuss research on parasocial relationships with fictional characters and with celebrities. What role, if any, is the pandemic and quarantine playing in audience relationships with characters and celebrities? What implications do these changing times have on research in this field? A panel of experts will discuss and take your questions.
Panelists: Melanie Green, David Ewoldsen, Keith Oatley, Bradley Bond
Discussant: Karen Shackleford. Host: Ken Walker
Date, Time & Location: Thu, July 16, 2020. 11:15 – 12:30 pm (PT) — Room 2