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Sophie ([personal profile] sqbr) wrote2010-01-11 11:59 am

Disability in Science Fiction

Draft program presentation

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Any thoughts?
Anyone want to run the panel with me? (I'd prefer someone who identifies as disabled or at least has a moderate amount of experience with disability/chronic illness, but I'm somewhat open)

(nb I deleted the original lj version so I could use the "comments on dreamwidth" counter)

EDIT: But it didn't work! Clearly I need to play around with the crossposter. Anyway here is the lj post and here is the dw one (cross posted since lj is more swancon-ish and dw more disability-ish)
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[personal profile] gretel 2010-01-11 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
Dude, I nearly lost my comment with you deleting that lj version!

Fortunately (or unfortunately depending on what you think) I was clever and checked here.

Not enough discussion about Oracle. :P
Though I squee-ed embarrassingly when you had a picture of her there. Or it would have been embarrassing had anyone other than Diesel heard me. I think I'm excitable today or something.

That said, I would have thought she was more of a tragic victim rather then the other thing you put her as. Cass Cain would be a better Bat(girl) example of Disability Superpower, given she was unable to talk or read as a direct result of her training (or at least she started out that way).

Er, I can go on about Bat examples for awhile if you want... I'm guessing you don't.
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[personal profile] gretel 2010-01-11 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
Haha, I'm not sure I'd be the best person on a disability panel. I'd get all angry and start ranting about Batman. :P

Also at this stage its looking like I'll either be in Bali or Adelaide soaking up the family dramas...

I may add more comments as I think of more stuff if that's cool. I did like your powerpoint.
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[personal profile] gretel 2010-01-24 01:43 pm (UTC)(link)
hm. Actually it's looking more like I'm going to wind up in Perth. So if you still need a panellist. Maybe. (I'm not the most useful person about disability issues really).
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[personal profile] gretel 2010-01-11 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
Sure! Er, which Batgirl are you after? Babs, Cass or Steph?

I'm guessing Cass but I want to be sure here.