I am going to DUBLIN WORLDCON (and discussing SCIENCE and COMICS and OTHER FASCINATING TOPICS). Here’s my schedule!

 

Hello, everybody. In two weeks, I’m going to fly across the ocean and attend my first Worldcon in Dublin!!! What an adventure 😀 (I’m so winging this lol). Want to know where to find me? Here’s my panels and appearances. I’ll be the Darcie-shaped person in really big platform shoes.

 

THURSDAY (15 Aug)!

21:00 Making the asexual textual (CCD: Wicklow Hall-1)

In the past, many asexual and/or aromantic characters in science fiction and fantasy stories have not been overtly identified this way. Should writers be more explicit in stating asexual and aromantic characters’ identity? How do asexuality and aromanticness shape and change the way characters and their relationships with others
are perceived or written?

Darcie Little Badger (M), Wendy Metcalfe, Dr Edmund Schluessel, Jasmine Gower

 

FRIDAY (16 Aug)!

14:30 What we want to see: representation in comics (Point Square: Odeon 2)

While superhero comics have explored questions of identity from their inception, most main characters have traditionally been white, cishet, men. Although there have been exceptions, marginalised main characters existed, quite literally, in the margins. In recent years mainstream comics have become more inclusive, but still not everyone feels represented. Let’s talk about what’s there and what’s still needed.

Christopher Hwang (M), Darcie Little Badger, Maquel A. Jacob, Marieke Nijkamp

 

SATURDAY (17 Aug)!

15:00 Autographs (CCD: Level 4 Foyer)
Darcie Little Badger, Corinne Duyvis, Stark Holborn, Neil Clarke, Michael Swanwick

19:00 Science and politics of water (CCD: Wicklow Hall-1)
Water is life. Twisting a line from Frank Herbert: ‘He who controls the water controls the universe.’ Our planet is covered by 70% water, our bodies comprise 70% water, and most plants contain 90% water. What other roles does water play in our technologically savvy world? How has water shaped our political landscape, in a time of rising tides and warming oceans? What can we do to protect our most precious resource?

Sam Fleming (M), Darcie Little Badger, Dr Tad Daley, Paolo Bacigalupi

 

SUNDAY (18 Aug)!

11:00 Kaffeeklatsch: Darcie Little Badger (CCD: Level 3 Foyer)
(TALK TO MEEEEE)

13:30 Diverse voices, better science (Point Square: Odeon 1)
Many people regard science as an accurate and neutral view of the world – yet philosophers and historians of science argue that science is not objective. Biases occur in science such as choosing what to research, which data to collect, and how to share that knowledge. Panelists consider how diverse voices can improve science, for example by questioning existing approaches or proposing new ones.
Corry L. Lee Ph.D. (M), Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Darcie Little Badger, Dr Stewart Hotston

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