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Friday, August 26 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Shattering Female Stereotypes in Comics

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Female characters in comics have historically had limited roles. Often it is either the sexy good girl or the sexy bad girl, with little between. Readers are ready for change! Our panel weighs in on topics like "strong female characters," "fridged women," the Bechdel test and will give troubleshooting storytelling stereotypes.

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Enrica Jang

Enrica Jang is the writer and creator of Azteca, Angel With a Bullet, The Star Thief, The House of Montresor, and editor of the annual Red Stylo Presents series of anthologies. Her screenplay The Freshmen was made into a short film, Frienemies, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle in 2011. Read more about her at enricajang.com.
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Jennifer Smith

Jennifer Margret Smith is the editor of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's MONSTRESS from Image Comics. She is also a PhD student in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studies superhero comics and their industry alongside a host of other media. She spent a year working as an assistant editor in the X-Men office of Marvel Comics, and her essay "The Captain in the Capitol: Invoking the Superhero in Daily... Read More →
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Monica Valentinelli

Monica Valentinelli writes stories, games, essays, and comics for media/tie-in properties and her original works from her studio in the Midwest. She’s a former musician of 20+ years and a graduate of UW-Madison’s Creative Writing program who now writes full-time. Monica is the developer for Hunter: the Vigil Second Edition, and was the lead developer/writer for the Firefly RPG books based on the Firefly TV show by Joss Whedon. Her new... Read More →

Friday August 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Geneva

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