Comics: Susan Eisenberg and More!
GeekGirlCon is excited to announce the presence of featured contributor Susan Eisenberg at GeekGirlCon ‘14. Ms. Eisenberg is the voice of Wonder Woman on the Justice League animated series, and a nerdy role model. Her other geeky voice-acting credits include The Super Hero Squad (Power Princess), Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Shaak-Ti), Jak II (Ashelin), Daxter (Taryn), Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, and Destiny.
And this year we’re lucky enough to have her join us for several of the con’s highlights!
On Saturday at 3:00 PM, catch her panel “The Voice of Wonder: Spotlight on Susan Eisenberg,” where she’ll answer all your questions about her work on DC animated series and movies. If that whets your appetite, she’ll be hosting a Justice League viewing party on Sunday at 11:00 AM, “Great Hera: Let’s Watch Justice League!” with added behind-the-scenes gossip and superhero trivia.
Susan will also be giving tips at our panel on “How to be a Nerd for a Living,” just in case you’d like to follow in her footsteps, and will be signing memorabilia in our media signing area on Saturday from 4:00 – 4:30 PM and on Sunday from 1:00 – 1:30 PM.
In addition to Susan’s contributions, we have lots more comics-related programming, whether you’re just curious or already a connoisseur.
We wrote about Mike Madrid’s new book, Vixens, Vamps & Vipers a couple of months ago, and at his panel, “Vixens, Vamps & Vipers: Lost Villainesses of Golden Age Comics,” you have the chance to hear him talk about it in his own words. Mike will also be doing signings in our media signing area at 1:00 PM on Sunday.
It can be daunting to figure out where to start, especially if you want to find female creators and women-friendly titles. “Curious About Comics? We’ve Got You Covered!” is the perfect panel for those looking to dive into the comics world. From the Big Two to creator-owned independent comics, our panelists can help!
Ethics in comics is a topic that’s getting more and more attention–and pushback. Some comics are embracing the idea, and answering the call of many fans for more socially aware storylines and characterizations. Others take a more cynical approach. Join us for further discussion at the “Ethics in Comics” panel.
For an exploration of the other ways fandom is changing the medium, there’s “The Carol Corps and the Evolving Face of Fandom.” Panelists ranging from comics editors to the 9-year-old founder of the Carol Corps Cat Commandos will talk about the future of comic book fandom.
Is there really any point in trying to make superheroes look realistic? Take a look at the “Evolution of the Superhero Movie Costume” and find out. Finally, there’s a treat for anyone who’s interested in costuming and its place in both geeky and mainstream culture in “Geek Couture: Pop Culture in the High-Fashion World.”
Written by GeekGirlCon Copy Writer Winter Downs.