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Rutgers Librarians to Lead “Buffy to Batgirl” Symposium at Camden Comic Con 2015

March 2, 2015
Camden Comic Con

Camden Comic Con

On Saturday, March 7, as part of the second annual Camden Comic Con hosted by Rutgers University–Camden, Rutgers librarians Julie Still and Zara Wilkinson will lead Buffy to Batgirl, a symposium focusing on the female characters, creators, and fans of science fiction, fantasy, and comics.

The symposium will be held in Multipurpose Room 1 of the Rutgers–Camden Campus Center.  All programming is free and open to the general public.

Schedule of Events
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:  Gamergate and Beyond:  The Fight against Gender Inequity in Gaming

  • TK Cvetkovic, English, Rutgers University–Camden
  • Richard Milligan, English, Rutgers University–Camden
  • Shane Manning, English, Rutgers University–Camden
  • Valerie Illuminati, English, Rutgers University–Camden

12:30 to 12:55 p.m.:  “Why won’t this thing die?!” The Walking Dead’s Campaign of Exhaustion

  • Jillian Sayre, English, Rutgers University–Camden

1:00 to 1:25 p.m.:  Politics and Gender in Dystopian Fiction

  • Shauna Shames, political science, Rutgers University–Camden

1:30 to 1:55 p.m.:  Glinda’s Army:  Bringing Back the Powerful Female Mentor Figure

  • Ruth Anne Robbins, law, Rutgers University–Camden

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.:  Just Read the Comments:  Women in Geek Culture Face Challenges Online

  • Tara M. Clapper, senior editor, The Geek Initiative
  • Amy A. Wojciechowski, Master of Information, educator, and gamer
  • D. H. Torkavian, author and contributor at The Geek Initiative

3:30 to 5:00 p.m.:  Film Screening:  She Makes Comics

  • Preceded by remarks from executive producer Mike Phillips.  Screening begins at 3:45 p.m.

For more information about the symposium, contact Julie Still or Zara Wilkinson or visit the Camden Comic Con’s official website.