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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:


Sorry about the huge delay and long break in getting these out! In June I lost my job, then had surgery, spent July job hunting, and somewhere in there started a company to make a fully customizable reading tracking app named Liberry. I have a job again now, and can get back to work here at Lady Business! Woo!

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. My own thoughts on the panel and the movie are at the end, past the transcript.

The panel description lists the panelists as Tananarive Due (moderator), Chesya Burke, Alex Jennings, and Sheree Renée Thomas; however, Sheree Renée Thomas did not make it.





Transcript/Summary of the Panel )




My Own Thoughts on 'Get Out' and the Panel )

Thank you to the panelists for a truly wonderful time, and to WisCon 42 for hosting it. Tananarive Due has a class on Get Out at www.sunkenplaceclass.com.
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
[personal profile] justira
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 writeup is different from my previous one: I didn't track speakers and will be doing more of a synthesis of points covered than a transcription. During the panel itself the discussion sometimes jumped back and forth between topics. For this writeup, I tried to stay true the overall trajectory of the panel while grouping similar point together, if they were not too far apart in time. My personal opinions and reactions will be largely after a clearly marked break at the end; the first part will be dedicated to conveying what the panel covered.



WisCon 42: 'Redemption And Revenge: Antiheroines And Villainesses Taking Control' )



My Thoughts )
justira: A purple, gender-ambiguous unicorn pony in the style of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. (lady business)
[personal profile] justira
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
#PositiveMasculinity




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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