Exciting times! I will be at Anime NYC the weekend of November 17th – 19th 2017 and hosting a panel called “Japanese Feminism 101” on Saturday, November 18th at 3:45pm in Panel Room 2 at the Javits Center. Here are the details as mentioned on the Anime NYC website:
Japanese Feminism 101 – Panel Room 2 – Sat – 3:45 to 4:30 PM
Today, feminist critique of anime is all over the internet. However, what about feminism in Japan? This panel introduces key women in Japanese feminist history such as Raicho Hiratsuka and Beate Sirota Gordon as well as artists like Machiko Hasegawa and Rokudenashiko.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a proper anime convention in NYC since New York Anime Festival went under, so I’m pretty excited to see how this will go. I’ve heard good things about the Crunchyroll Expo on the west coast, so I’m sure this will be great! Moreover, Saturday, the day of my panel, has been declared “Sailor Moon Day” so come for the Sailor Moon, stay for the feminism!
And just help you plan your day a bit better, the panel before mine is a panel about dolls:
BJD Talk – Panel Room 2 – Sat – 2:45 to 3:30 PM
A place where ball-jointed doll enthusiasts can meet with their dolls and discuss the joys and woes of the BJD hobby with their dolly peers. Whether you’re new to the hobby and haven’t even gotten your first doll or you’ve been in the game for years, this is a fun place to laugh together and maybe even share some face-up tips.
And the panel after mine is being put on by the folks behind @blerdconDC:
Blerd is the Word: Diversity Means You! – Panel Room 2 – Sat – 4:45 to 5:30 PM
A walk-through of Blerd history and culture with an empowering message from the little con that could – Blerdcon!
I hope to see you there!