08.23.13 // GeekGirlCon ‘13: Calling All Academic Comic Fans!
Just last spring, a massive open online course (MOOC) called Gender Through Comics, taught by Christina Blanch, exploded! With an enrollment of over 7,000 students, the course was dubbed “SuperMOOC.” For six weeks, students in the course read about gender, read comics, watched lectures, discussed issues, and participated in live interviews with creators such as Brian K. Vaughan, Gail Simone, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Mark Waid, and watched interviews with other professionals like Greg Rucka, Jen Van Meter, and Roberta Gregory.
GeekGirlCon ‘13 will explore Gender Through Comics! For you, Christy Blanch will unveil the adventures of exploring gender through comics, the design of the course, the interview process with the comic creators, and the results of the class. Get your own feel for the course by attending the panel with Blanch, Van Meter, DeConnick, Waid, and Rucka.
Look for more from these panelists soon on our blog! And don’t miss this Super Panel! Get your GeekGirlCon ‘13 passes NOW! Prices go up after August 25!
You can save $10 on 2-day and single-day passes if you buy now. Starting August 26 through the Con, a 2-day pass will be $45 and a single-day pass will be $30. Passes will still be available in limited supply at local comic book shops (list to be provided by Rose) or in person at our events at the discounted rate of $35 for a 2-day pass (and $20 for a one-day).
By Adrienne M. Roehrich, Manager of Editorial Services