Geeky Feminism at Housing Works

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7:00pm

Come celebrate Geek Week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe with this panel of authors, bloggers, journalists, and all around smart women as they talk about feminism as it relates to all things geek.

Featuring:
Nora Jemisin (The Inheritance Trilogy)
Diana Pho (Beyond Victoriana)
Emily Asher-Perrin (Tor.com)
Alena Graedon (The Word Exchange)
Jenn Northington (Book Riot)
Cici James (Singularity & Co.)
moderated by Amanda Hess (Slate.com)

Geeky Feminism at Housing Works

One Cast to Rule Them All: A Diverse, Gender-Swapped LOTR Recast | Book Riot

This past weekend, my roommate and I were on a mission to rewatch the extended versions of The Lord of The Rings. (Let’s not talk about the three-part Hobbit right now, though, ok? I am still reeling.) As we watched, I remembered exactly how white and dudely LOTR is. It’s still one of my favorite book series and I’ve always thought the movies did justice to the books, but that doesn’t mean the cast couldn’t use a refresh. Now seemed like the perfect time for a diverse — and occasionally gender-swapped — recast.

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One Cast to Rule Them All: A Diverse, Gender-Swapped LOTR Recast | Book Riot

Ladies in Spaaaaace: Feminism in Bitch Planet and ODY-C | Panels

If you’ve been following House DeFraction (as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction are affectionately and collectively known), you’ve probably heard about their two newest titles with Image. In November, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C came out with its first issue; on January 28, Kelly Sue DeConnick launched Bitch Planet with artist Valentine De Landro. Both are two issues in, and present compelling new takes on feminism in comics storytelling.

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Ladies in Spaaaaace: Feminism in Bitch Planet and ODY-C | Panels

What the Junk: Lumberjanes | Panels

What the Junk: Lumberjanes | Panels