"Though both are bound in the spiral dance, I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess." – Donna Haraway

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GeekGirlCon: Celebrating Women in Geek Culture. Somebody Take Notes for Me?

I really wish I didn’t have to be a grownup.

Otherwise I would be trying very hard to make my way to GeekGirlCon, if for no other reason than the chance to meet Trina Robbins!

You see, I need this. In academia, I never doubt that we women are in it together, fighting the same battles. But when it comes to general geek and fan culture, I find that I am much more skeptical.

I recently attended the 2011 Comic Arts Conference at San Diego Comic-Con (update on our panel coming soon…) and a friend invited me to attend the GeekGirlsNetwork 2nd Annual Geek-Out. Despite a reasonable ticket price and the promise of many cool guests and giveaways, I found myself reluctant. Was I being lured into a metal-bikini-shaped trap? (more…)

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CNN’s iReport Collecting Stories about Influential Female Science Fiction Characters

Women of science fiction: News & Videos about Women of science fiction – CNN iReport.

A friend shared this with me. I really appreciate that iReport is attempting to explore the many complex and interesting female characters in science fiction. Since there is a deadline, it seems likely that they will curate them into a collection. Let’s hope they don’t make the curator or anyone else dress as Princess Leia in her metal bikini. (I’m looking at you, G4.)

I look forward to seeing some of these stories.

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