Comic news · Feminism · Nerd Culture · SDCC

San Diego Comic Con (Part 2?) – Let’s Talk About Women

(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

comic studies · Feminism · Nerd Culture · Personal · Queer comics · SDCC

San Diego Comic Con (part 1?)

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?)

Personal · Research · SDCC

Nerd Culture and criticism: “if you don’t like it, leave”

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”

Feminism · Research · SDCC

Dames, damsels, debutantes: An empirical analysis of women’s representation in superhero comics

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