Hello, fab nerds! I have recovered from New York Comic Con and have been working my butt off on various freelance and other projects. I can’t wait to write about my convention season for real, which is at a close after six cons, seven Star Trek panels, one wounded foot, and many, many steps logged on both the East Coast and in Vegas. But first! I will be on a fantastic lady panel at the Brooklyn Historical Society this coming Monday with some epic women, and if you are local to NYC then I hope I will see you there. Look at this great panel lineup!
The panel’s full title is “Nerd Is No Longer Niche: An Influential Industry’s Growing Pains” and here is the full description from the website:
With comic book heroes ruling the biggest summer blockbusters and gamers competing in front of large crowds at the Barclays Center, it’s safe to say nerdom has shed its subculture status. But are all nerds sharing in the spoils? A panel of nerd girls, including Susana Polo (founder of The Mary Sue), Jill Pantozzi (The Nerdy Bird), Cynthia Francillon (Black Girl Nerds), and Amy Imhoff (Shoes and Starships) discuss the sexism that too often rears its ugly head in a community that claims to be a haven for outsiders. Moderated by Angélique Roché, Vice President External Affairs for the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Presented in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women.
Nerd Girls Unite for Feminism!
Mon, Oct 24
Doors: 6:30 pm
Event: 7 pm
$10/$5 for Members
Susana, Jill, Cynthia, Angelique, and I can’t wait to talk about the issues facing women in the geek sphere. I am honored to be included on the panel and you all know that this type of discussion is my jam. I could not be more pumped! Besides, look at this great tweet that BHS released (aka LOOK! IT’S ME!):
Do you know who else was part of the #LetsTalkFeminism series? Roxane Gay, who is one of my personal feminist heroes. There is really no higher compliment that I can think of to be part of the same series as Roxane. Thank you so much, Ms. Foundation! Also, Roxane’s twitter is the best and you should all follow her straight away.
So how glad am I that I got those headshots done earlier this summer? Nothing feels better than kicking ass/taking names and loving all your promo photos.
Will you be there on Monday? Want to send feminist vibes from afar? Tweet me!