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Saturday, August 19 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Nostalgia for an Invisible Youth
We now have a gay Sulu, a bisexual Yellow Ranger, and a promise of LGBTQ characters in future Star Wars films, but until very recently, queer characters in mainstream fantasy and science fiction have been few and far between. Many of us can relate to feeling invisible in our favorite media, loving the story but identifying with characters only through subtext. How might our childhoods have been different if we had seen ourselves in these worlds? How might today's increased representation effect the generation only now coming of age? Join us for an intersectional discussion about the importance of queer role models and the way fandom has adapted to historical invisibility.

Moderators
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Daniel Stalter

Writer and Co-Founder, Stealing Fire Comics
Daniel Stalter is a storyteller and comic book writer. He is the co-founder of Stealing Fire Comics and the creator and writer of Dream Crasher. He is also an organizing member of the Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers and a blog contributor for Geeks OUT. In his childhood, he wrote... Read More →

Speakers
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Laurent Linn

Laurent Linn began his career as a puppet designer and builder in Jim Henson’s Muppet Workshop, creating characters for the Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island films and winning an Emmy Award for his work on Sesame Street. He went on to become Creative Director... Read More →
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Magdalene Visaggio

Mags Visaggio writes queer-inclusive sci fi comics including the critically acclaimed Quantum Teens Are Go! and 2017 Eisner Award nominee Kim and Kim, published by Black Mask Studios. The sequel series Kim and Kim: Love is a Battlefield began publication in July. Mags just made... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room A