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…)
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.