Tag: feminism

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…

Comparing Female Protagonists: Portal and Mirror’s Edge

Over at The Hathor Legacy, a blog about women and gender issues in media, Kris Ligman wrote a post comparing Portal (2007)and Mirror’s Edge (2008). I disagreed with most of it, and I will go through the main points. Ligman asserts that Mirror’s Edge was trying to copy Portal, and based upon superficial evidence, she draws comparisons between the two characters and the marketing of the…