I’m looking forward to attending Arisia in Boston once again! The entire family goes with me, and my kids have fun geeking out with us 🙂 I’m also looking forward to seeing many friends, especially my peeps from Broad Universe.
If you’re attending Arisia, feel free to seek me out after my panels or find me in the Dealer’s Room at the Broad Universe table. I’ll have some books to sell, and I’ll be reading from my novella-in-progress at the Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading (see below for time.)
Geeky Parenting: Raising the Next Generation – Friday 7pm; Communities, Panel – 1hr 15min – Marina 1 (2E)Come join our panel of parents to discuss the challenges and rewards of being a geeky parent. How do you manage attending a con with children? How are you introducing your kids to SF/F? How do you share older, problematic favorites? What are your go-to tips and tricks? Dianna Sanchez (moderator), Danny Miller, David Nurenberg, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, David Weingart
Shame on Slut-Shaming – Saturday 5:30pm; Communities, Panel – 1hr 15min – Burroughs (3E)Slut-shaming is the act of treating woman as inferior or shameful for engaging in sexual behaviors that deviate from the norm, failing to uphold gender expectations, dressing in provocative ways, acquiring access to birth control, or even for being sexually assaulted. What are the psychological and sociological causes of slut-shaming? What can be done to change people’s attitudes? Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert (moderator), Inanna Arthen, Abby Hafer, Melissa Perreira-Andrews, Henry M. White
Feminism: What It Is, What It’s Not – Saturday 7pm; Communities, Panel – 1hr 15min – Burroughs (3E)Feminism has had “waves”—our feminism is different from our mother’s, and her mother’s. What are the differences? How has the current social climate changed feminism and our experience of it? Let’s examine how it influences everything from Beyoncé‘s career to our everyday interactions. Melissa Perreira-Andrews (moderator), Aaron Heuckroth, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Hannah Simpson
Mad Max & Melissa McCarthy—Genre Film Feminism – Sunday 5:30pm; Media, Panel – 1hr 15min – Marina 2 (2E)From big action blockbusters to slapstick comedy to more Oscar-worthy fare, there are some amazing things happening with women in film. Are we now in a golden age of feminism in genre films?Does Hunger Games promote this agenda? What about Black Widow? Where are things looking great, and where are they grim? Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert (moderator), Deirdre Crimmins, Ellie Hillis, Genevieve Leonard, Julia Rios
Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading – Sunday 7pm; Writing, Reading – 1hr 15min – Hale (3W)Broad Universe is an international organization of women and men dedicated to celebrating and promoting the work of women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Come listen to readings by as many authors as we can get in one place at one time.Terri Bruce, Randee Dawn, Larissa Glasser, Justine Graykin, Elaine Isaak, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Dianna Sanchez, Trisha Wooldridge