Convention Skit

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Synonyms: fan play
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Front cover of Spectrum #36. The cover illustration by Joni Wagner depicts fans Connie Faddis and Jeff Johnston dressed in drag as James T. Kirk and Chantal Caberfae, based on a skit parody of the fanfiction Diamonds and Rust performed at SeKWesterCon 1977.
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Convention skits, also known as fan plays, are short stage plays based on an existing work of fiction, written and performed by fans, typically performed at fan and media conventions. The subject matter and focus of convention skits often varies. Common subjects addressed by convention skits include certain characters, relationships, plots adapted from the source material, and issues within a fandom itself (meta). The first known convention skit is Spock Shock, written in 1967 and performed in 1969 at Star Trek Con.