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21 May 2012 @ 10:07 pm
Tentative Wiscon Schedule  
I'll be getting there on Thursday, around 4pmish, and leaving on Monday, around 3pmish. I am sufficiently recovered from my cold that my plan, once again, is to attend too many panels and parties and neveeeeeer sleep.

Asterisks by the ones I will be PUSHING PEOPLE OUT OF THE WAY to get into. Everything else will depend on who else is going and what else is going on. There are probably things that are VERY INTERESTING that I have missed. Feel free to tell me about them.

At some point between the panels, there are also plans to have an unofficial panel with chaila and others about fiction's portrayal of women with power." At some point, there will also be "The Inside" watching with aphrodite_mine.


Friday

*4:00 pm - The Pregnancy Trope in SF TV Shows -
9:00 pm - Chicks Dig Comics -
*9:00 pm - My Shepard: Avatars, Subversion and Identity in Video Games -
9:00 -YA Love Triangles -
10:30 - Women in Superhero Films -
10:30 - A Conscious Internet: Should We Be Worried? -

Vid party at some point before it ends at 3 am. It's not like sleeping is on the schedule.

Saturday
8:30 am - Women in Comics -
10:00 am - The Powerless Heroine -

This is probably going to be the HARDEST decision to make:
*1:00 pm - The Arab/Muslim "East" in SF -
OR
*1:00 pm - Performing Katniss in Print and On Screen: Gender Performativity and Deconstructing Reality TV in The Hunger Games - Pretty much everything I find most interesting about the books, minus the reality tv part, where I still have ZERO interest, even if it's, you know, deconstruction.
1:00 pm - Sensational Women of the 16th Century -
2:30 pm - Considering the Female Villain -
4:00 pm - Girl Cooties: Considering the Romance Novel - My main interest in this one is the fact that meganbmoore will be on this panel.

9:00 pm - Intersection of Trans* and Feminism -
10:30 pm - Women of the Horror Film: The Devilish Fears, 1971–1976 -

Sunday
8:30 am - Gender-Variant Characters in SF -
8:30 am - Heteronormativity in YA Dystopian SF -
10:00 am - "But it's not for girls!" -
10:00 am - Feminism and the YA Explosion -
*1:00 pm - Disappearing Natives: The Colonized Body is Monstrous / Darwin and the Digital Body: Evolution, the Posthuman, and Imaginative Spaces of Embodiment -
2:30 pm - Baba Yaga and Other Retired/Secret Goddesses -
*4:00 pm - The Disenfranchised Other: Race and Its Role in Female-Driven Fantasy -
*4:00 pm - Gender and Class in Gaming - AKA THE DRAGON AGE PANEL.

Monday
8:30 am - Responding to the Literary Canon -
 
 
 
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hell to ships, hell to men, and hell to cities.: Beneath:   So gothic <3prozacpark on May 22nd, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
YAY! I am excited, now that I know that you're going to be very open to being dragged into things with me. ;)

Also, um, I am hoping the Women in Superhero Films is going to be more about the POSSIBILITY of adapting certain heroines to films and not, um, actual ones because we really haven't had too many.

And I will forever be bitter that stupid Hulk has THREE movies about him, while She-Hulk has a formula that's a lot more marketable and no movies.

Edited at 2012-05-22 03:39 am (UTC)
chaila: lords of kobolchaila on May 22nd, 2012 04:14 am (UTC)
Squee!

I'm arriving Friday probably around 3 or so, and leaving Monday probably around 3 or so. And look at your tidy schedule with links and things! Right now mine is kind of a jumble of Interesting Things, with very little set in stone. Except the vidding panel, because vidding panel. So far it looks like this:

Friday:
4 - Pregnancy trope
7:30 - Opening ceremonies (maybe, once I figure out what this is)
8:45 - VID PARTY
depending on vid party schedule, may slip out for
9 - YA love triangles and/or
10:30 - Women in superhero films (mainly out of sheer curiosity, given fandom's obsession with the recent Marvel films and my UTTER LACK OF INTEREST)

Saturday:
10 - Powerless heroine
1 - Hermione and Katniss academic track things or
1 - What makes a great transformative work (but I have fears that it is too hard to make this an interesting panel) or
1 - Women of the 16th century
2:30 - Vid party panel
4 - The romance novel or
4 - Fixing canons
9 - Defining class (mainly b/c my friend Alexis is on the panel)

Sunday
8:30 - Heteronormativity in YA
10 - Feminism and YA
1 - Reproductive justice in SFF
2:30 - Cultural non-appropriation
4 - Race in female driven SF
10 - Negotiating layers of fannishness

Monday
8:30 - Responding to the literary canon
Or sleep :)

And I have a feeling a lot of that will change in favor of watching The Inside or The Irina Derevko Show or our awesome informal panel or just hanging out. I really want to steal you and aphrodite_mine for lots of hanging out!

Yay.


Edited at 2012-05-22 04:15 am (UTC)
hell to ships, hell to men, and hell to cities.: Stargate:  Valaprozacpark on May 22nd, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! I was hoping you would be interested in the Pregnancy Trope panel because I have all the rage in the world for it to shaaaaaare.

And yeah, I am not sure how many I would actually end up attending, especially depending on what else we can find to do? I am sure we'll never run out of things to have FEELINGS over, so, panels are secondary to hanging out, yes.

I am amused that you want to go to the Women in Superhero Movies panel because of your UTTER LACK OF INTEREST. ;) I will have to talk about Emma Frost in our "Women and Power" panel and see if I can change that to "slightly interested" because she's deeply awesome.

And you have things on your list that I hadn't noticed and seem fun (Reproductive Justice, HOW DID I MISS THIS?). I need to look at the schedule some more.

Edited at 2012-05-22 09:59 pm (UTC)
chaila: tscc - badass sarahchaila on May 23rd, 2012 01:28 am (UTC)
Omg yes the pregnancy trope one is one of the few that I would push people out of the way for! I am curious about the approaches of some of these panels though--like raaaaaage vs...something else? Specific examples? Clips? Either way though, we can have our own RAGE.

And hee, yes, the superhero thing sounds weird! It's more like, everyone in fandom, even those who usually like what I like, seems to think that superhero movies are amazing, and that one lady being awesome among a team of 5 dudes or whatever is enough to give them what they want, and that expressing the idea that maybe that isn't the case is OMG SEXIST. And I cannot fathom! But I could be open to being convinced that this is actually true? I at least would like to see what the perspective is at a panel like that.
hell to ships, hell to men, and hell to cities.: X-men:  Rachel/Kitty - gravityprozacpark on May 23rd, 2012 05:59 am (UTC)
I fear that these panels are not going to feature enough RAGE for our tastes. ;)

The movies are horrid, and RUINED Emma Frost. But the comics themselves can be pretty damn awesome, depending on who is writing, and the runs tend to be pretty stand-alone. Like, if I had to list my top five female friendships of all time? I am pretty sure that at least FOUR of them would be in comics.

And don't you know, anything Joss Whedon touches is AUTOMATICALLY FEMINIST, even if it's all about rape or features just ONE female character in a team of six people.
a good man is hard to find.mycenaes on May 22nd, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
This all sounds amazing, omg.
hell to ships, hell to men, and hell to cities.: Angel:  Gwen Raidenprozacpark on May 22nd, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
I am very excited and hope the panels live up to their awesome descriptions.
ellestraellestra on May 25th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
This makes me feel so jealous. And makes me wish I could be there.