Jun. 4th, 2018

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When I was at Wiscon 42 I took over 13,000 words of notes. That is not a typo. Thirteen thousand. And since I took so many notes, I thought I would write up the panels I attended as well as the four panels I was actually on. Let's go!

I attended:
I was a panelist on:

This was one of the panels where I kept track of speakers, but unless something is in quotation marks everything here is paraphrased/summarized. When I attribute lines to the audience, they may be combinations of different speakers — I didn't keep explicit notes on that aspect. All errors and misrepresentations are my own. For this writeup, I'm going to intersperse my own post-facto commentary between blocks of the panelists' discussion.

Positive Representations Of Masculinity
The animated TV show Steven Universe and the blacksmithing reality game show Forged in Fire present and celebrate visions of masculinity that emphasize skill, artistry, resourcefulness, calm, and taking care of others. What other recent works explore masculinity in ways that inspire us?
Panelists: M: Jim Leinweber. Seth Frost, Charles Payseur, Nicasio Reed, Samuel Steinbock-Pratt, Brontë Christopher Wieland

WisCon 42: 'Positive Representations of Masculinity' )

Here's a roundup of works mentioned during the panel:
  • Adventure Time
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Black Lightning
  • Black Panther
  • Bob's Burgers
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Check, Please!
  • Cool Runnings
  • Elementary
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Forged in Fire
  • Great British Bake Off
  • My Cat from Hell
  • Queer Eye
  • So You Think You Can Dance?
  • Star Trek: Discovery
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • Stargate
  • Steven Universe
  • Ultimate Beastmaster
  • Veronica Mars

Also mentioned:
  • Carl Sagan
  • Hockey
  • Jack O'Neill
  • Jean-Luc Picard
  • Luke Cage
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • Steve Rogers

And here are some tweets from the hashtag:

Stay tuned for more panel writeups!


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