Weekend Reading List: Convention policies and slash pairings
Have you ever wondered what would happen if Disney villains were on Grindr? Well here’s your answer. (It’s not particularly NSFW unless someone’s reading over your shoulder.) [Everything Gay]
Writing with Michelle raises some excellent points on the lack of lesbian characters in television, and the need to continue pushing for more representation. I really enjoyed her call for more inclusion, and not just because she name drops Warehouse 13‘s Myka and Helena (who should totes be together4ever), Who‘s Vastra and Jenny, and of course Willow and Tara and Xena and Gabrielle. (I’m purposefully leaving out that last comma because how great would that fanfic be?)
Talking about conventions more broadly, the Ada Initiative has an excellent and thorough timeline of con harassment in the SF/F, scepticism/atheism, and free and open source software communities. The information is incredibly well presented, and it manages to be chilling and comforting all at the same time.
And while we’re on the subject (I’ve got cons on the brain, #mtlcomiccon next week!), this wonderful (if older) article outlines exactly why “just hit your harasser” is not a valid response. [Geek Feminism]
To leave off on a more lighthearted note, the Hairpin predicts the survival rates of Orange is the New Black characters, should they be suddenly transported to Westeros.