Attendee/Archive

Day 1

These Bewitching Bonds: Magic and Community

What does it take to pull together an anthology in five months? These Bewitching Bonds was the first anthology out of Black Girls Create, showcasing writers of fiction, poetry, and visual artists all through the theme of magic and community. Join the editors and contributors to the anthology as they discuss writing, the process of […]

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The Magic of Mess

Morally grey characters, anti-heroes, and just your generally messy character seems to evoke a wide range of responses in today’s media. Why do we love these characters? What about them makes us bristle? Do either of these reactions say anything about the individual consuming the material?

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Marginalized Might: The Fiction of Oppressed Supers

From X-Men to Dragon Age, many marginalized groups in fantasy and science fiction are depicted as having powers that distinguish them from “normal” members of their respective societies. Fans and creatives discuss how these characters and stories can be empowering or problematic.

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A License to Write

An all-star panel of creators discuss how they each leverage their unique experience to enhance IP properties and create better representation.

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