Does displaying the sexiness of fangirls benefit or demean them? When geek girls show off, are they liberating themselves or pandering to men? Do some “fake fangirls” blend sex appeal with nerdiness just to appeal to the growing geek/nerd market, or is that question itself unfair? How about sexy fanboys? And what’s up with all the Slave Leias? Action Flick Chick Katrina Hill (ActionFlickChick.com, Geeks and Gamers Anonymous) asks Bonnie Burton (Grrl.com), Adrianne Curry (America’s Next Top Model, The Tester), Clare Grant (Team Unicorn, “G33k & G4m3r Girls”) Kiala Kazebee (Nerdist.com), Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Nerdy Bird Jill Pantozzi (“Has Boobs, Reads Comics”), Jen Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazons, GeekGirlCon) and Chris Gore (G4TV’s Attack of the Show!) whether women can be sexy and geeky at the same time – and if they should!
The panel will take place Thursday, July 21st from 10:14-11:45 in Room 6A. I think it’s perfect timing for a panel like this after all the drama and articles that have been running wild on the internet about this topic. Do you think you’ll attend?