Posts Tagged 'Dragon*Con'

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’

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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’

Come See Me Speak on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Comics at DragonCon 2014

DragonCon 2014 logo

Come see me speak at DragonCon 2014 as part of the Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference!

I’ll be presenting “Why Wonder Woman? Tracing the Rise of a Feminist Icon”  as part of “Comics and Feminism” with special guest Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain MarvelAvengers AssemblePretty Deadly)!

I’ll also be a panelist on “Roundtable on Race, Gender, & Sexuality in Comics & Fandom” along with Kelly Sue DeConnick and Laurenn McCubbi (Rent Girl). Check out my full schedule below: Continue reading ‘Come See Me Speak on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Comics at DragonCon 2014’

Unpacking From Dragon*Con 2012

Coulson Lives Fury Lies button, Cassie Hart Kelly illustrations, and more

Some of my Dragon*Con swag

I’m still unpacking and recuperating from Dragon*Con but I wanted to share some of the great stuff I got!

I was super excited to get Kevin Eastman to sign my copy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I also picked up a copy of Writing for Comics and Graphic Novels from Peter David who was gracious enough to sign for me. Continue reading ‘Unpacking From Dragon*Con 2012’

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

Dragon*Con Logo

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’

Another Dragon*Con 2012 Price Hike

Dragon*Con will be held Aug. 31 - Sept. 3, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

If you still haven’t gotten your 2011 Dragon*Con badge, what are you waiting for? You’ve only got one week left to get yours at the current price of $80. After Wednesday, February 15th, the price is going up to $90 a piece. Save yourself 10 bucks and buy yours in the next week!

Dragon*Con 2012 Price Increase

Batman riding in the Dragon*Con parade

Hello, fair reader! I just wanted to give you a friendly reminder that you only have one week left to buy your 2012 Dragon*Con badge for $70. After next Tuesday, November 15th, the price goes up to $80. Continue reading ‘Dragon*Con 2012 Price Increase’


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