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 like tokenism and white washing. The panel explores how their lived experience of race, gender, and sexuality informs their perspectives.
Panelists: Regina Buenaobra (moderator), Michelle Hu, Nina V. Reyes, Christina Xu
Sunday, 9 October 2011, 16:00 – 17:00, Lopez Room — You Play Like a Girl: Video Games, Feminism, and The Border House
The Border House bloggers address the trials and tribulations of starting a feminist blog for gamers. Topics include developing a unique and compelling angle, identifying and engaging your readership, exploring the ways video game culture can be more inclusive of women, and what’s wrong (and what’s right) with games and gameplay today.
Panelists: Deirdra Kiai (moderator), Regina Buenaobra, Katherine Cross, Ariel Wetzel
This is what GeekGirlCon is all about:
GeekGirlCon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of and celebrating the contribution and involvement of women in all aspects of the sciences, science fiction, comics, gaming and related Geek culture through conventions and events that emphasize both the historic and ongoing contribution and influence of women in this culture. We are having our first annual convention on October 8th and 9th at the Seattle Center Northwest Rooms in 2011.
If you’re going to GeekGirlCon and these panels look vaguely interesting to you, please stop by.
I’m looking forward to the con and meeting other people in celebration of women geeks.