Category: Culture

Recap: GeekGirlCon 2011

GeekGirlCon was held in Seattle at the Seattle Centre from 8 – 9 October. They had over 2 000 attendees, which is actually quite good for a first-year con. From a logistical perspective, convention went pretty smoothly from my observation. In general, as a women-friendly and women-focused convention, I thought it was great. It was great to have a space in…

Speaking at GeekGirlCon

This weekend, on 8 – 9 October, I’ll be speaking on two panels at GeekGirlCon in Seattle: Saturday, 8 October 2011, 12:00 – 13:00, Lopez Room — Feminism, Race, and Geek Culture: Perspectives from Women of Color These feminist and anti-racist cultural commentators take a critical look at the intersection of race, gender, and other facets of personal identity in geek media and tackle issues…

RapeLay BINGO

RapeLay was in the news recently again, and with that, a few particularly clueless posts from the mainstream media and the mainstream gaming press emerged. If you happen to go to any mainstream media sites (e.g., CNN) or mainstream gamer sites and blogs (e.g., Kotaku, or whatever Leigh Alexander has written on this topic) to read anything vaguely related to RapeLay,…

Convention Sexual Harassment and #EAFail

  I haven’t spoken up about the failness that is #EAfail, partly because I’ve been doing detective work, collecting many of the links you see in this post, keeping tabs on what’s going on in the Twitter stream, and just gathering my thoughts on it after several days of perspective. If you haven’t heard about it, this post gives a good…