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Friday, March 22

12:30pm CDT

Disability in Anime
There's an impressive amount of disability representation in anime. We'll explore the range--the positive and the negative--and how representation has evolved through the years.

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Katrina S. Forest

Author/Panelist, Forest Fanfics
Katrina S. Forest is a Clarion West alumna and a member of SFWA. She runs the recently re-launched Urban Fantasy Magazine and released her first middle grade book, My Best Friend Runs Venus, this June. You can learn more about her work at KatrinaSForest.com.

Friday March 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

4:00pm CDT

Genderqueer Representation in Anime
Compared to other forms of media, many forms of Japanese entertainment (including anime and manga) have been forerunners in the representation of genderqueer characters, however there are still many problems to be faced. In this presentation, we will discuss how genderqueer characters are currently represented and what improvements can be made.

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Channy and Ryan

Cosplay duo fighting gerblins and collecting dragons.

Friday March 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:15pm CDT

Asexuality in Modern Media
Do you identify as being on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum? Or would you just like to know more about what it means to identify as one of these? Come and be part of the discussion about characters in movies, books, games, and other media who are, or could be, regarded as being ace, aro, or "grace."

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Laura Klotz

Laura, better known in fannish circles as Lady Norbert, is constantly shadowed by her best friend and self-appointed bodyguard, Andrea, and talks way too much about Dragon Age in her free time. She spends too much time on Tumblr and is known colloquially as the Adoptive Mother of... Read More →

Friday March 22, 2019 10:15pm - 11:15pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
Saturday, March 23

5:30pm CDT

Steven Universe: Gay Space Rocks
Steven Universe is a cartoon that means a lot of things to a lot of people, and it holds an extra special place in the hearts of its LGBTQ+ fans. Even on the surface, it's easy to see why - but the connection runs much deeper. We're going to examine in detail how Steven Universe relates to the queer experience on every level: from characters, to relationships, to themes. Join our discussion and get an even broader perspective on why the LGBTQ+ community believes in Steven!


Saturday March 23, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
Sunday, March 24

12:15pm CDT

The Gay Animation Renaissance
Recent years have seen a wave of new LGBT+ content in western animation. Show-runners face many hidden roadblocks behind the scenes, but find creative (and often imperfect )solutions to break new ground. The incremental contributions by Avatar, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Voltron, She-ra, and others will be discussed.


Sunday March 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

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