I hope to see lots of wonderful folks and adventure around Ireland! 🙂
Fandom and the LGBTQI+ community
15 Aug 2019, Thursday 17:00 – 17:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
There’s overlap between the LGBTQI+ community and fandom, and fandom spaces have been touted as a place for those who felt rejected from ‘normal’ society to come and get their weird on. But is that always the case? Our panel of queer fans will discuss their relationship to fandom, how it’s sometimes let them be more themselves than they can in other places… and sometimes not.
Sienna Saint-Cyr (M), Todd Allis, Janet O’Sullivan, Philippa Ryder
Censorship in SFF and Comics
16 Aug 2019, Friday 17:00 – 17:50, Liffey Room-2 (CCD)
Our genre has long been subject to censorship and control (D&D, monster movies). This has led to suppression or trends towards “vanilla” (safe) content. How do we protect creative expression? How much should we hold to account companies that profit from characters dedicated to justice, inclusion, and diversity while pandering to consumers who are against all of that?
Roz Kaveney, Prof Dave Lewis (M), Sienna Saint-Cyr, Mikko Rauhala
Kaffeeklatsch: Sienna Saint-Cyr
18 Aug 2019, Sunday 17:00 – 17:50, Level 3 Foyer (KK/LB) (CCD)
Sienna Saint-Cyr (SinCyr Publishing L.L.C.)