GeekGirlCon ’14

Saturday 10:00am – Conversation with Anita Sarkeesian Join Feminist Frequency‘s Anita Sarkeesian to discuss games, feminism, and everything in between. Moderated by Ink-Stained Amazon, Jennifer K. Stuller.

Saturday 5:00pm – The Heroine’s Journey: Moving Beyond Campbell’s Monomyth Joseph Campbell’s model of the Hero’s Journey derives from narratives with male protagonists in patriarchal societies. This model creates significant problems when applied to contemporary Heroine’s Journeys, which are characterized by their support network and drawing strength from interpersonal and sometimes romantic relationships. Consider Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Hunger Games, The Legend of Korra, and Disney’s Frozen, among others, and join us for this fascinating panel on transforming the Hero’s Journey to the Heroine’s Journey.

 

Sunday 1:00pm – Geeky Careers: Advice from Four Geek Girls Join Jennifer K. Stuller (co-founder of GeekGirlCon, writer, editor, and pop culture critic and historian), Jennifer Ash (user researcher at Bungie Games working on Destiny), Catherine Kyle (Ph.D. student in English, teaching writing, literature, film, and pop culture), and Sara Spink (animator and digital artist on The Boxtrolls, Beavis and Butthead) as they draw from their diverse backgrounds to answer questions about how they’ve incorporated their passions into fun and meaningful work.

 

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