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.
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)
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.
From February 1 to February 6, the Kamala Korps (that’s fans of Ms. Marvel to the uninitiated) celebrated the first ever KamalaCon on Tumblr.
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.
Kelly Link’s short stories are so deeply imagined that you will lose track of the real world, and so unflinchingly honest that it hurts. With her new collection, Get in Trouble, she offers readers exactly that: the chance to get in trouble – sometimes deep trouble – along with her characters.