(Read part 1 / part 2) This post is much less thought-provoking and intense than the other two; I just wanted to show off the sweet art I got at SDCC! My phone camera does not do any of this justice, sadly. (Signed David Mack print, signed Spell on Wheels print ft. Kate Leth, Megan…… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con (Part 3?) – Art dump
(Read part 1 here.) So, if you read my first SDCC post, you’ll know I spent a lot of time talking about representation in the nerdy fields. I attended panels, spoke on another, and presented research on the subject. San Diego Comic Con, overall, was pretty positive for women this year, despite some shitty occurrences.…… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con (Part 2?) – Let’s Talk About Women
I got back late Monday night from my second Comic Con International and my first time being a presenter. I was on one panel, presented research, bought way too much art (more on that in another post with photo evidence) and met INCREDIBLE people. I walked away inspired to tears many times over. I also…… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con (part 1?)
It’s almost upon us! San Diego Comic Con 2016! I’ve been trying to draft up posts to leave while I’m gone but I’ll be honest: this week I’ve been too excited, stressed, busy, and nervous to really make coherent blog posts! If you’re going to be around SDCC I would love to meet you! I’ll probably be…… Continue reading San Diego Comic Con!
This is as much a personal post as it is a post about research, nerd culture, comics, or anything else. Carry on. — Listen. It shouldn’t come as any surprise to people that nerd culture and those most vocal in it can be a bit…touchy. (And yes, here, I’m totally talking about male nerds.) It’s…… Continue reading Nerd Culture and criticism: “if you don’t like it, leave”
I can now say I have been accepted to present my research at Comic Con International in San Diego this summer! Last year I went as a stand-in, in case someone else could’t present, but this time I get to go and definitely present. I’m still waiting to hear back about what type of presentation–poster…… Continue reading ACCEPTED!
That’s the title of my research project, almost a year in the making now. It was inspired by the Bechdel test for film and other tests that have since spawned. For those who don’t know, the Bechdel test is a (somewhat joke) of a test proposed by two characters in Alison Bechdel’s “Dykes to Watch…… Continue reading Dames, damsels, debutantes: An empirical analysis of women’s representation in superhero comics