NYCC Panel Recap; Geeks Of Color Assemble!: Minorities in Fandom

by Kendra James The Geeks Of Color Assemble!: Minorities in Fandom panel featured friends of the R activist, academic, and steampunk blogger Diana Pho (who acted as moderator) and fantasy author N.K Jemisin, a friend of mine, cosplayer Jay Justice, cosplayer and prop maker Ger Tysk, writers Jeffrey Wilson, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, and Emmanuel Ortiz, and […]

Wrap Up: The Five Things I Learned At SDCC 2013

By Kendra James  San Diego Comic Con was overwhelming and not for the faint hearted, but also one of the most unique experiences of geekdom I’ve ever had. After taking a week to recover I wanted share a few highs and lows, insights and lessons learned from a first time SDCC attendee. 

The Racialicious San Diego Comic Con Preview: Saturday + Sunday

By Arturo R. García Compared to Friday and Saturday, the tail end of San Diego Comic-Con is starkly, depressingly light on diversity-centric panel discussions. But there is one major, notable highlight. As ever, you can follow Kendra or myself to follow our progress throughout the weekend. But to take a look at more specific events, […]

Table For Two: Man Of Steel

Hosted by Arturo R. García and Kendra James It’s not that surprising that the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel, had a, well, super opening weekend. With the hopes of fans of not just this franchise but an eventual Justice League movie for DC Entertainment to assemble, the collaboration between Batman producer Christopher Nolan, writer […]

The Dancing Hawaiian Girl, At Your Service

By Guest Contributor Lisa Wade, Ph.D.; originally published at Sociological Images The marketing for beach-related vacation destinations often capitalizes on the association of foreign beaches with (partly) naked bathing beauties. This intersection of race, gender, and sexuality that positions the “ethnic” woman as particularly sexually accessible have deep roots in our colonial past in which […]

I’m A Black Female Cosplayer…And Some People Hate It

By Guest Contributor Chaka Cumberbatch; originally published at XOJane Once upon a time, I inadvertently started a cosplay race war on Tumblr. Whoops. So, here’s the deal: I’m a cosplayer. If you don’t already know one of us in person, (and you probably do–we’re everywhere) you’ve probably seen people like me on the news–all dolled […]