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  • Civil Rights, Super Heroes and Comic Books

    Mar 03, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, WSCC 3A

    The Civil Rights movement and Comic Books influenced each other significantly over the years: from X-Men to Superman to Martin Luther King to Congressman John L...

    • Language: English

  • Wonder Women: Representing Gender and Sexuality in Comics

    Mar 03, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, TCC L3 – Room 3

    Since her debut in 1941, Wonder Woman has redefined the superhero genre. Join Andrea Gilroy and Jaylee Warren for a conversation about the characters who paved ...

    • Language: English

  • Marvel for Everyone: Presented by MoPOP’s “MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes"

    Mar 03, 2018, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Location: TCC L3 – Room 3

    Marvel Comics today show that anyone can be a hero — regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. But this generous vision goes back much furt...

    • Language: English

  • Black Cosplay Magic: Cosplayers of Color Talk

    Mar 03, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, WSCC 3B

    The Must-See panel for cosplayers of color by cosplayers of color that celebrates WOC cosplayers! What inspired our panelists to start cosplaying and what is it...

    • Language: English

  • Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: the Continued Evolution of Asians in Film, TV, and Gaming

    Mar 03, 2018, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, TCC L3 – Room 1

    Despite being the largest ethnic group in the world, Asian characters still fall victim to stereotypes, tropes, and marginalization. Too often the diversity of ...

    • Language: English

  • Steampunk 101

    Mar 03, 2018, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, WSCC 604

    What is steampunk? Where did it come from? This panel seeks to address its history in literature, what it is, and where the recent explosion in popularity came ...

    • Language: English

  • Podcasting from the Margins

    Mar 03, 2018, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, TCC L3 – Room 5

    Podcasting has boomed over the past few years and has become a major source of entertainment, news and creative expression. But there are still major challenges...

    • Language: English

  • Just Like Other Girls: Forming Community Among Lady Geeks

    Mar 03, 2018, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM, WSCC 3A

    Despite the common cliche that female geeks are "unicorns" or "not like other girls", we know we're out there and not that unusual. But how can we find one anot...

    • Language: English

  • Books As Flint: Using Graphic Novels to Spark Political Activism

    Mar 03, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Location: WSCC 3B

    Whether it be in the classroom or in the home, it can be difficult to open conversations about politics, race, religion, misogyny, and bigotry.  This panel will...

    • Language: English

  • Embracing Body Diversity in Comics

    Mar 03, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, TCC L3 – Room 2

    All bodies are good bodies--but not all bodies appear on the pages of comics. Join writer and editor Casey Gilly, editor Sarah Gaydos, writer Lilah Sturges and ...

    • Language: English

  • Plot Twist: Finding Yourself in Fiction

    Mar 03, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, WSCC 3A

    Stories have a powerful influence on how we see ourselves and the world. For many of us, having characters we identify with in media we consume is extremely imp...

    • Language: English

  • Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining

    Mar 03, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, TCC L3 – Room 3

    Hip-Hop and comics share don't just share influences and inspirations, they've regularly intersected over the last five decades: rappers and graffiti artists ut...

    • Language: English

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