Posts Tagged 'Comics and Popular Arts Conference'

My DragonCon 2015 Appearances

DragonCon 2014 logoI’m speaking again this year at DragonCon 2015 as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference! Check out my schedule below. Continue reading ‘My DragonCon 2015 Appearances’

DragonCon 2014 Recap

DragonCon 2014 Kelly Sue DeConnick duckface selfie

Post-panel duckface selfie with Kelly Sue

So I realized it’s high past time for a DragonCon ’14 recap.

The con was amazing. Both panels were standing room only with topnotch audiences. People actually stood in line for 30 minutes to get into a Monday afternoon panel with the word “feminism” in the title. Bravo, folks.

And of course, Kelly Sue DeConnick was every bit as awesome as you’d expect. Continue reading ‘DragonCon 2014 Recap’

Abstract: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon

Wonder Woman by H. G. Peters in The American Scholar

Art by H. G. Peters, originally appeared in “The American Scholar” Winter 1943-1944

DragonCon 2014 is almost upon us! As previously announced, I’ll be presenting new research titled “Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon” as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference.

Check out my abstract below for a little sneak peek!

No other superheroine wields the cultural cachet of Wonder Woman. In the seven decades since her first appearance, Wonder Woman has transcended the printed page to become a real world feminist icon and cultural phenomenon. But why? What is it about Wonder Woman that allowed her to rise above her fellow four-color heroines and achieve this status? Continue reading ‘Abstract: Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon’

Listen to the Recording of ‘Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cosplay and Fandom’

Dragon Con LogoWe had an amazing turnout at the “Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cosplay and Fandom” panel at Dragon Con. It was only scheduled for an hour but since we had such an awesome and engaged audience we ended up keeping the panel going for over three hours.

If you weren’t able to make it to the panel, you can now check out the audio recording!

Thank you to everyone who came out to make it the highest attended panel at this year’s Comics & Popular Arts Conference. It was truly exhilarating to be able to talk to so many intelligent people passionate about the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in comics, cosplay, and geek culture.

Abstract: ‘Tights, Tits, and Titian: Female Objectification from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary Comics’

Ultimate Comics Thor Vol 1 #1 textless Scott J. Campbell variant (2010)

Women as accessories

As previously announced, I’ll be presenting “Tights, Tits, and Titian: Female Objectification from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary Comics” at the 6th Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference at Dragon Con 2013!

Here’s my presentation’s abstract as a little sneak peek.

From art historical depictions of “Venus,” odalisques, and nude bathers to the improbably proportioned superheroines of contemporary comics, the female form has long been the subject of objectification. Continue reading ‘Abstract: ‘Tights, Tits, and Titian: Female Objectification from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary Comics’’

Come See Me Speak About Gender in Comics at Dragon Con 2013

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I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at Dragon Con 2013 next week as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference!

I’ll be presenting “Tights, Tits, and Titian: Female Objectification from the Italian Renaissance to Contemporary Comics” as part of “Gender, Race, and Identities in Comics.”

I’ll also be a panelist on “Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Cosplay and Fandom.” Check out all the details below!

Continue reading ‘Come See Me Speak About Gender in Comics at Dragon Con 2013’

Another Great Year at Dragon*Con

Me talking to a couple of folks after “The Superhero as The Other.”

I’m back from this year’s Dragon*Con and I had a great time!

I just wanted to put up a quick post to thank all of the people who came out to see me present at “The Superhero As The Other” and at “The Status of Women in Mainstream Comics” panel (the latter of which I was a last minute addition on). We had a great turnout and an amazing audience at both. In fact, all of the Comics and Popular Arts Conference presentations that I attended had solid turnouts and many were standing room only.

Stay tuned for more Dragon*Con talk in the coming weeks!

Come See Me Speak About Diversity in Cape Comics at Dragon*Con 2012

Dragon*Con LogoIn case you missed it, I’m speaking at Dragon*Con 2012 as part of the Fifth Annual Comics and Popular Arts Conference!

Now that the official Comics Track schedule has been released, I can officially announce that I’ll be presenting this Friday, August 31st at 11:30 a.m. in the Hyatt (Hannover F). You’ll find my presentation listed under the Comics Track as “The Superhero as the Other.” Continue reading ‘Come See Me Speak About Diversity in Cape Comics at Dragon*Con 2012’

My Superhero Census Abstract for Dragon*Con 2012

Cyclops, Wolverine, Beast, Emma Frost, Kitty Pryde, ColossusAs I mentioned in my last post, I’m ecstatic to be presenting “A Superhero Census: Sex, Race, and Sexual Orientation in the X-Men, Avengers, and Justice League” at the 5th Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference being held at Dragon*Con 2012.

Central themes of the X-Men comics include alienation, otherness, and being born different, but does the team actually practice what they preach? Are the X-Men really as diverse as they would like us to think? How do the demographics of the X-Men compare to that of  real world national averages and to other superhero teams such as The Avengers and the Justice League? Continue reading ‘My Superhero Census Abstract for Dragon*Con 2012’

Guess Who’s Speaking at Dragon*Con 2012

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I thoroughly enjoyed presenting at last year’s Comics & Popular Arts Conference  held annually at Dragon*Con and I’m happy to officially announce that I will be speaking again this year! Continue reading ‘Guess Who’s Speaking at Dragon*Con 2012’


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