C2E2: Opening the Clubhouse Doors: Creating More Inclusive Geek Communities on April 25, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Description: Speakers: Jeffrey Smith, Karlyn Meyer, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Mary Robinette Kowal, Michi Trota, Scott Snyder
As visibility of Fans, creators and organizers from marginalized communities increases, geek communities are having more discussions about diversity, tokenism and re-examining just how “welcoming” geek spaces are. This moderated panel will discuss what “diversity” in geek culture means, what it looks like and why it’s necessary. Sponsored in part by the Chicago Nerd Social Club.
Description: Speakers: C. Robert Cargill, Colleen Lindsay, Douglas Hulick, Katherine Addison, Mary Robinette Kowal, Simon Green, Steve Bein
Heroes and villains, wizards and goblins, fairies and demons...stories told in another realm are full of characters and creatures that stretch the imagination and these authors populate their novels with a host of magical and otherworldly beings. Join Katherine Addison, Steve Bein, C. Rogert Cargill, Simon Green, Douglas Hulick and Mary Robinette Kowal as they discuss all things fantastic.