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Dragon Con: An Ideal Fan Convention for First Timers

I want to encourage others like myself–those who felt somewhat overwhelmed or excluded by fan conventions–to look to Dragon Con, if it's within your realm of possibilities.

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Wynonna Earp Breaks All the Rules of Genre Television for the Better

Wynonna Earp feels like a show that could do anything because it’s already shown a willingness to blaze its own path, to look at what we expect from stories like this in a new way.

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Portal, GLaDOS, and the Myth of the Objective Robot

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

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Schrodinger’s Ahsoka Tano, Dead or Alive in Star Wars Rebels? Both, Actually

Even if Ahsoka never emerges from the abyss, it is natural that this light side warrior would leave behind a legacy of ellipses, in which we will answer by dreaming of her in a perpetual wander.

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Danielle Panabaker: Fans of Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost “Won’t Be Disappointed” in Season Four

During a press conference at Dragon Con this past weekend, Danielle Panabaker spoke a little bit about the fun that comes with splitting her screen time between the two drastically different personalities.

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Jane Austen’s 12 Most Delightful Insults

Don't ever change, Jane!

In celebration of one of the coolest women in literature, here are Jane Austen’s 12 most delightful insults, from her fiction to her personal acquaintances, even to the King of England himself.

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Select Your Character: Why Games Need More Non-Binary Character Options

I don’t have the option to faithfully recreate myself in a game if I wanted to. My ability to digitally translate myself is taken away by that very first character creation option: Gender.

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New TV Show Will Explore Julia Child’s Time as a Spy

ABC’s Julia will draw from the chef’s experiences at a World War II-era intelligence agency.

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Rick and Morty Recap: Rest and Ricklaxation

In which the show magically makes its characters "healthy," and it turns out to be a terrible idea.

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The Youthful, Restorative Power Of Girlpool

Girlpool's songs provide the sort of exquisite mantras that every woman needs whispered into her ear during times of upheaval.

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War on Women and the Revitalization of the Riot Grrrl Spirit We Need Right Now

It has never been more obvious that we need a reinvigoration of that riot grrrl spirit.

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The Bi Eye: Male Gaze, Female Gaze, or Something In Between

Positive portrayals of bisexuality in film can go a long way towards helping fight bisexual erasure and encouraging bisexuals to become more comfortable with their identities and, potentially, become more comfortable claiming space in society. But do those positive portrayals in film currently exist? For bisexual women, the answer is a big hell yeah.

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Rick and Morty Recap: The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy

The show continues strengthening its character continuity and poking at how these characters might work on being slightly less terrible people. Now with more Jerry.

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Legends of Tomorrow Made an LBGTQIA Character Its Lead Last Year and Improved Because of It

If you stuck around for season two's start, you did so because of the characters that were left, and you probably would have wondered why you were still watching. You would have also quickly found yourself watching a show that put one of the most prominent portrayals of a bisexual superhero in media front and center.

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The Case for Chromie: Why Making LGBTQIA Identities Canon in Video Games Is More Important Than Ever

Chromie is the perfect candidate for bringing a trans character into the gaming world.

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Queering the NFL: Why Queer Characters Need Strong Allies Against Toxic Masculinity

It’s difficult enough to have a profession that ensures you remain closeted, but creating a queer character who doesn’t know anyone like them is extremely harmful.

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Orphan Black Science Recap: “To Right the Wrongs of Many”

The Final Trip, The Final Science Recap

Welcome to our Orphan Black science recaps, where Casey, a graduate student in genetics and developmental biology, and Nina, a professional science communicator, examine the science in each episode of OB and talk you through it in (mostly) easy-to-digest terms.

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The Patterns Around Octavia Butler

Over a decade after her death, a new fan anthology reveals how Butler's work continues to connect people and communities.

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Rick and Morty Recap: Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

This week continues in the vein of “Have we reminded you Rick is terrible, actually” episodes; while it’s a slight quality dip from the preceding three, it nonetheless manages to land some well-executed hits.

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Kesha’s New Music and Its Impact on Survivors of Sexual Trauma

“If I am alive, why?”

Kesha’s new music matters because it shows an underrepresented community that survivors have voices, voices that can speak to—and speak beyond—their experiences, that there is life after trauma.

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