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Liz Henry : The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 3: Carnival of Feminist SF

Author: Liz Henry
Title: The WisCon Chronicles Vol. 3: Carnival of Feminist SF
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Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Date: 2009-07-01
ISBN: 1933500301
Publisher: Aqueduct Press
Weight: 1.05 pounds
Size: 5.9 x 8.9 x 0.7 inches
Edition: First
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The word's been out for some time now that we're living in ''post-feminist'' times. And yet the world's largest feminist science fiction convention, held annually in Madison, Wisconsin, which many of the genre's luminaries attend, has become so popular that the ceiling limiting attendance to 1000 participants often tops out months in advance. People attend to meet up with friends from other parts of the country (or the world) whom they've come to know online; they attend because the programming goes far beyond the ''feminism 101'' that is the most they can hope for from most other science fiction conventions. But above all they come to experience the kind of community they can't get elsewhere. Some participants even characterize it as ''four days of feminist utopia''-- a reference to the communities created in the most famous feminist novels of the 1970s. This volume explores some of the issues of interest at WisCon 2008: the politics of the intelligibility of stories, internet drama, and feminist fandom. It offers a selection of thoughtful essays and analyses, dialogues, comments, arguments, meditations, and appeals to reason, collected from participants-- writers, bloggers, activists, and fans, some of them WisCon veterans and some attending for the first time including L. Timmel Duchamp, K. Tempest Bradford, Nancy Jane Moore, Alexis Lothian, Sue Lange, Victoria Janssen, and many others.
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