Tag: race

Looking Past the Target Audience: The Never-Ending Panel and Blog

At my recent panel at Emerald City Comicon, called “Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek Identity Politics,” we as a group of panelists were fully aware that we would not be able to cover a topic this huge in scope and complexity in the short amount of timeĀ allotted. This is, briefly, what we discussed in the panel:…

Speaking at Emerald City Comicon 2013

I will be speaking on a panel atĀ Emerald City Comicon, which is taking place in Seattle from 1 – 3 March: Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek Identity Politics Sunday, March 3 Room: 2AB Start: 1:00 PM End: 1:55 PM This year, the geek community’s strained relationship with diversity came to a head. Conflicts over exclusion, and…

Miss Representation: Thoughts

A couple weeks ago I saw this new documentary film, Miss Representation. The Special Events team at GeekGirlCon invited me to the showing in Seattle and the post-film panel discussion. Miss Representation discusses the representation, misrepresentation, and lack of representation of women in media, popular media, and politics. The Good Stuff It’s a great, accessible primer on issues of sex,…

Colour in Earthsea

Via Raph Koster’s blog, I came across an essay about minority racial representation in science fiction and fantasy, specifically regarding The Legend of Earthsea series for the SciFi channel and how Hollywood had changed the race of the cast of characters. In the show, they are white. Koster notes that Goro Miyazaki’s film, Tales From Earthsea, also features an all-white…