Diversity and Fandom 102: How You Can Make a Difference, co-hosted by Racebending and Racialicious. I'll be speaking on the panel along with some pretty distinguished panelists. It's happening Sunday, July 24, 10:00am in Room 24ABC. Here are some more details:
Diversity and Fandom 102: How You Can Make a DifferenceWe're currently collecting questions for the discussion, so if you'd like to submit one, leave it in the comments at Racebending.com. For more information about the panel, check out Racialicious' post here and the Facebook event page here. If you stop by the panel, please say hello. And I'll see you at Geek Thanksgiving!
Sunday, July 24
10:00am - 11:00am
In the wake of campaigns like Racebending.com's protests and the rise of safe spaces like Racialicious.com, fans, consumers and creators from underrepresented groups have more outlets for speaking up. This panel explores how those voices can be added to conversations with geeky business interests and fan communities.
Actor Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender), showrunner/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), author Malinda Lo (Huntress), Arturo Garcia (Racialicious.com), Phil Yu (AngryAsianMan.com) and USC Professor Henry Jenkins (CivicPaths Project) promise a lively discussion, moderated by Racebending.com!