July302014

NEW AT BEACON: “SDCC ‘14: Selections From Comic-Con’s First Transgender Panel”

NEW AT BEACON: “SDCC ‘14: Selections From Comic-Con’s First Transgender Panel”

l-r: Tara Madison Avery, Dylan Edwards, J.D. Saxon, Ashley Love, Elizabeth Lain, Melanie Gillman.

l-r: Tara Madison Avery, Dylan Edwards, J.D. Saxon, Ashley Love, Elizabeth Lain, Melanie Gillman.

I was working my non-writing day job yesterday, so I didn’t get this up at Beacon until late – but up there now is my second post this week from SDCC. It’s about the first-ever transgender panel at Comic-Con!

EXCERPT:

Lastly, and interestingly, was Nolan, author of Love on the Racks: A History of…

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March202014

mscottwrites:

thetransformers:

WINDBLADE #1 Preview

You can still pre-order the issue 1 from your local comic shop and now is the time to pre-order issue 2 as well. Codes below:

TF Windblade #1: Casey Coller Cover FEB140337

TF Windblade #1 Sarah Stone Cover FEB140338 

OOPS! Code corrections for issue 2 below. Sorry about that, fans. We switched the covers around on accident.

TF Windblade #2 Sarah Stone Cover MAR140421

TF Windblade #2 Alex Milne Cover MAR140422

My friend, Mairghread Scott, wrote a thing (and artist Sarah Stone drew a thing) that IS SURE TO BE AWESOME. :) Comics fans - you know what to do. Get on the pre-order train!

(Source: newsarama.com, via mscottwrites)

February282014
COUNTDOWN TO BEACON: Pop Culture and Race

The first site to give me and my writing a serious chance (well, after Kevin Smokler…

COUNTDOWN TO BEACON: Pop Culture and Race

The first site to give me and my writing a serious chance (well, after Kevin Smokler…

September162013
SONG OF THE DAY: “Scientifically Accurate Spider-Man” - FOX Animation Domination
Song: “Scientifically Accurate Spider-Man”
Performed by:Unknown, yet thoroughly awesome, voice…View Post

SONG OF THE DAY: “Scientifically Accurate Spider-Man” - FOX Animation Domination

Song: “Scientifically Accurate Spider-Man”

Performed by:Unknown, yet thoroughly awesome, voice…

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June132013
November132012
March42012
GORGEOUS.
carnivaloftherandom:

wonderwomanv2:

forwhenifeellikesharing:

 Karen Zachary Wang Art Noveau Wonder Woman, 2011
I’m on this huge Wonder Woman kick lately. I just like thinking about her. Maybe because she is never seems defeated.

Nouveau Wondy always gets a reblog.  <3 <3 <3

Nouveau. Nouveau nouveau nouveau! 

GORGEOUS.

carnivaloftherandom:

wonderwomanv2:

forwhenifeellikesharing:

Karen Zachary Wang Art Noveau Wonder Woman, 2011

I’m on this huge Wonder Woman kick lately. I just like thinking about her. Maybe because she is never seems defeated.

Nouveau Wondy always gets a reblog.  <3 <3 <3

Nouveau. Nouveau nouveau nouveau! 

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February222012
Today&#8217;s been a great day for awesome images. Here&#8217;s one from the comics world. What superhero costumes would look like if they were designed for men the way they&#8217;re designed for women. :)

Today’s been a great day for awesome images. Here’s one from the comics world. What superhero costumes would look like if they were designed for men the way they’re designed for women. :)

February142012

Why I Won’t Lose Hope

In a world where Chris Brown is allowed to beat his girlfriend, then continue to have a music career and be rewarded by the Grammys while receiving little to no criticism for his actions from his professional peers; in a world where women continue to not only be his fans, but tweet about how they would “totally let him beat them if he wanted to” because he’s soooo hot (Fact: actually, he’s not. Even before the violence, Rhianna could’ve done so much better.), I refuse to lose my faith in humanity and in our ability to figure out this gender balance business.

Why?

Because every time I see examples of why I shouldn’t have faith in the world, I see examples of why I should.


Take Paul Cornell, for instance. I’ve been a fan of his writing for a long time, in part, because he always writes his female characters with such respect. Because one of the characters he created was a female Muslim superhero. Because the girls he wrote for Young Avengers were way more interesting than the boys were. Because he’s currently writing a comic (due out next month) called Saucer Country, which has a Latina protagonist.

Now, he’s taking his respect for women and desire for gender parity in fandom one step further by putting his money where his mouth is with regard to convention panels. Check out his most recent blog post HERE.

As long as there are people, like Paul, who get it, how can I lose hope? As long as I know it isn’t just me, I know I can go on fighting. Until the world is a more balanced place.

February112012

Comics, Birth Control, and Sour Grapes

A couple of linky-links you might find interesting:

The fabulous Jill Pantozzi hit the nail on the head in her assessment of the DC Comics Neilsen survey about the New 52 over at The Mary Sue. Check it out, and marvel (no pun intended) at the willful mediocrity.

The Daily Beast reports about Obama’s intelligent compromise between accessible birth control for women and the religious employers who would deny coverage of birth control to their employees.

Employers should have no say in an employees decision to have children. Period.

Someone call the whaaaaaaaaambulance. Karen Handel, after (thankfully) resigning from the Susan G. Komen foundation called Planned Parenthood a “gigantic bully” for starting a “campaign” that got people all riled up against Komen. (also from The Daily Beast)

I hate to break it to you, Ms. Handel. PP didn’t have to start a campaign. It’s just that a lot of people DISAGREE WITH YOU. Hopefully, now that you’ve got a freer schedule, you’ll be able to reflect on exactly how you went wrong and maybe do something about keeping your personal beliefs out of how you handle an organization’s money.

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