Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Jess: Comic Con-SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON FEMALE FANS: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SCIENCE FICTION THROUGH FEMALE EYES

If anyone is going to this, let us know. We'd love to cover it!



Date:
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Time:
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location:
San Diego Comic Con, Room 24ABC

SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON FEMALE FANS:
THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF SCIENCE FICTION THROUGH FEMALE EYES

hosted by Ashley Eckstein


Ashley Eckstein hopes to start a movement within the Sci Fi community to equally acknowledge the female fan base. Her first step will be coordinating and hosting a special panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, July 24th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in Room 24ABC, entitled “Her Universe: Shining the Spotlight on Female Fans – the Past, Present and Future of Science Fiction Through Female Eyes.”

This unique panel brings together some of today’s leading women who are movers and shakers in the various fields of Sci Fi and fantasy. The panel will discuss the influence of women working in the Sci Fi field, what kinds of entertainment female Sci Fi fans want to see more of, how to write fully-realized female Sci Fi characters, what has been missing up to now, and what female fans can do to encourage this growing movement.

Our dynamic group of women will discuss their experiences as well as a Q & A period with audience members. Panelists include:

JANE ESPENSON
(Writer/Producer - Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel, Dollhouse/Co-Creator of Syfy’s Warehouse 13)

MELINDA SNODGRASS
(Author- The Edge series, Co-Author - Wild Card series/Story Editor Star Trek: The Next Generation)

ERIKA KENNAIR
(Director of Development - Syfy)

CAT STAGGS
(Artist – Star Wars sketch cards, Marvel card sets, comic cover illustrator)

BONNIE BURTON
(Content Developer Lucas Online, Official SW Blog, Founder of Grrl.com)

KATIE COOK
(Artist – Star Wars, TOPPS sketch cards, comics, webcomic Gronk)
Mary Franklin (Senior Events Lead, Lucasfilm Ltd.).

1 comment:

  1. I am sooooooo bummed! I will be there everyday, BUT Saturday!!! I'm in a wedding on Saturday!

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