Gender Equality in Geek Culture: Moving Forward
This panel will be reflecting on the portrayal of gender in the media, bringing awareness of how different tropes and memes continue to stigmatize gender presence in geek culture, and how we can move forward and make a difference.
This presentation focuses on women in all aspects of sci-fi culture. Our presenter is Aurora Cruz, of Ladies Geeking Out.
Madeline L'Engle was a female author writing science fiction with a female protagonist in the 1960s - not an easy feat! We will examine the issues facing female authors and artists through the development of sci-fi into modern day; explore the role of female protagonists and characters in fiction, movies, comics, and other media; and discuss the experience of women in today's geek culture, from gaming communities to conventions, cosplaying to avid readers.
The presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with several panelists.