Fan Conventions: Panels & Papers

2017

Panelist, “Becoming a Better Reader” and roundtable leader, “The Magical Girls of Anime and Manga.” Panels at Sirens 2017, Beaver Creek, CO, 26-29 October 2017.

“Anime in Academia: An Introduction to Anime and Manga Studies.” Presentation with Alex Leavitt at Crunchyroll Expo 2017, Santa Clara, CA, 25-27 August 2017.

2016

“Vidding Is Love.” Presentation at Sirens 2016, Englewood, CO, 20-23 October 2016.

2013
Moderator, “Anime & Manga 101,” “Gay & Lesbian Characters in Anime & Manga”; panelist, “Vid Party Discussion.” Panels at Wiscon 37, Madison, WI, 24-27 May 2013.

2012
Panelist, “Retelling History,” “Beyond Werewolves: Telling and Retelling Shapeshifter Stories;” moderator, “Fans and Fandom as (Re)Tellers of Tales.” Panels at Sirens 2012, Skamania, WA, 11-14 October 2012.

Panelist, “What Makes a Great Transformative Work?”, “Fans Fix SF”, and “Fairy Tales in Shoujo Anime and Manga.” Panels at Wiscon 36, Madison, WI, 25-28 May 2012.

“Even a Monkey Can Understand Fan Activism: Bill 156 and the Dôjin Public.” Presentation with Alex Leavitt at Anime Expo 2012, Los Angeles, CA, 29 June – 2 July 2012.

2011
Panelist, “Monstrous Women and Female Monsters in Anime and Manga” and “Epic Fantasy = Epic Fail?” Panels at Sirens 2011, Vail, CO, 6-9 October 2011.

Moderator, “Fumi Yoshinga’s Ôoku: The Inner Chambers” and “Looking Beyond the Gender Binary in Anime and Manga.” Panels at Wiscon 35, Madison, WI, 27-30 May 2011.

2010
Panelist, “Are There Faeries Outside Western Europe? Exploring Fey Folklore Around the World.” Panel at Sirens 2010, Vail, CO, 7-10 October 2010.

“Looking at Anime Through Society, Society Through Anime: Eden of the East and Social Thought,” Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime 2010, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, 24-26 September 2010.

Panelist, “Anime in Academia.” Panel at Otakon 2010, Baltimore, MD, 30 July – 1 August 2010.

Moderator, “Teamwork: How Anime and Manga Fill a Feminist Void in SF” and “The Works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.” Panels at Wiscon 34, Madison, WI, 27-31 May 2010.

2009
“The Revolution Will (Not) Be Gendered: A Brief Lineage of Transvestite Anime,” Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime 2009, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, 25-27 September 2009.

Panelist, “Anime and Manga Studies.” Panel at Otakon 2009, Baltimore, MD, 17-19 July 2009.

2008
“Unquiet Ghosts: A Preliminary Examination of Nationalism and History in Manga,” Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits: Culture and Creation in Manga and Anime 2008, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN, 24-26 September 2008.