Greetings fellow geeks!
Isabela, Dante, and I (Regina) will be revisiting the hallowed halls of the Portland Convention Center this weekend attending Rose City Comic Con! We went last year as press and this year we are press and presenters! Keep an eye on our Instagram account for a first hand virtual experience of the con!
Don’t miss the chance to see our traveling panel, “Baskets & Capes: What Fairy Tales Can Teach Us about Superheroes.” Isabela, Dante, and I will be on the panel presenting and handing out some sweet swag.
RCCC is a great con. The people are friendly, and the show floor always impresses. If you’re going to be there, keep an eye out for the three of us and definitely don’t miss our panel. It’s at 3pm Sunday in panel room 7.
BASKETS AND CAPES: WHAT FAIRY TALES CAN TEACH US ABOUT SUPERHEROES
Everywhere you look, in every form of pop culture, at the movies, on broadcast TV, and on Netflix, everything’s coming up superheroes. Storytelling has always been about explaining the world; it is how humankind reaches out and understands that the struggles we face are often shared experiences. How does our current fascination with superheroes relate to storytelling approaches of the past? Can fairy tales help us understand the current fascination with superheroes? Come listen to an enlightening discussion about how everything old is new again and superpowered to boot.
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.
To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.