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Friday, February 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
You Just Got “Holtzmanned”: Gender-Swapping Sci-Fi

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From rebooting classics with female leads, like Battlestar Galactica’s Starbuck or Ghostbusters’s all-woman crew, or transitioning a character like the Master or the Doctor from a male actor to a female actor, genderswapping in sci-fi has generated praise and controversy. This panel will examine examples of genderswapping, why they inspire such outrage, where they succeed and where legitimate criticisms can be made.

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Alyssa Franke

Blogger, Whovian Feminism

Cindy Kalionzes

Member of the Order of Gallifrey. Cindy is the Bronze Usher for the Bad Wolf Sector of the Order of Gallifrey. She took up costuming as a hobby after learning to sew in junior high when she was inspired by the bustle gowns in Phantom of the Opera. She has been cosplaying Doctor Who chracaters for a year and a half.
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Clarissa Ryan

Writing, the Third Doctor, Dr. Jillian Holtzmann, casting a female and/or POC Doctor, #theresistance
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Lindsey Share

Avid pop culture geek. Cosplay enthusiast. Griffindor. Always up for a lively debate or to help others explore new fandoms and interests! Follow me on Instagram at Lindrella.
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Riley Silverman

My dark yet silly stand up has been seen at the Women in Comedy Festival and I was the first transgender performer at Portland's All Jane comedy festival. My debut comedy album, Intimate Apparel, was a #1 best seller on Amazon. I write for Pajiba, and ModCloth made me their #FashionTruth girl last year.
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Deborah Stanish

Author/Editor/Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
DEBORAH STANISH is the co-editor of the Hugo nominated Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who and Whedonistas: A Celebration of the Worlds of Joss Whedon by the Women Who Love Them. Deborah is the moderator of the Hugo nominated Verity! Podcast, where six women, from around the globe, debate and discuss Doctor Who. She interviews SF/F authors at Uncanny Magazine and on the Uncanny Magazine Podcast.

Friday February 17, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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