Pippi to Ripley 2015 Program



preliminary program

 Pippi to Ripley: Sex and Gender in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Comics and Children's Literature

This is a traditional professional conference.  Panelists will each have fifteen minutes to read a paper or give a presentation.  This will be followed by time for questions. There will also be special workshops for students ages 12-18; for more information on these events see faculty.ithaca.edu/kkittredge/ya_events
To register for the teen events go to www.ithaca.edu/hs/yaregistration/ 

Thursday, April 30

9:15 pm Special Screening of Barbarella at Cinemapolis ($7 for adults; $5 for students)

Friday, May 1

Workshops on: Using Fan Fiction in the classroom; Introduction to Web Comics; Create your own Book Review Blog; Teaching Comics/Graphic Novels

Panels on Hunger Games, Sex and Gender in YA Fantasy and Science Fiction

4pm The Regendered Reading Room (interactive art project)

5 pm Opening Reception ITHACON40

7pm Panel: Women Working in Comics
Special Guest: Laura Lee Gulledge

Saturday, May 2

8:00-9:00 (Lobby Emerson Suites) Registration/Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 (Emerson A) Opening Speech
Marleen Barr/Katharine Kittredge

ITHACON40 (Emerson Suites)

Free Admisson! Comic Book vendors, local craftspeople, comic book authors and artists.  Face painting and fun crafts for kids.  For more information go to http://www.comicbookclub.org/Ithacon.html

9:30-10:30 Session I  (Textor and Friends)/ Comic Book Creation Workshop for Young People (Friends)

10:45-11:45 Session II (Textor and Friends)/ Fantasy/Science Fiction Writing Workshops for Young People (Friends)

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch

Conference participants and registered guests eat lunch in Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center. Non-registered guests can purchase an all-you-can-eat (including salad bar) ticket at Registration or at the door of  the Campus Center Cafeteria for $10.50

1:00-2:00 (Textor 102) Keynote Speech by Bruce Coville
Bruce Coville will be signing copies of his books at ITHACON (Emerson Suites)

2:00-3:00 Session III (Textor and Friends Hall)/ Fantasy Crafts for Young People: Steampunk art; cape decorating; Star Wars costuming

3:00-3:15 coffee break

3:15-4:15 Session IV/ Fantasy Crafts for Young People + Sword fighting workshop; Humans Vs. Zombies obstacle course; belly dancing

4:30-5:30 Session V 

 5:30-7:00 Closing Reception in Clark Lounge 


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Elizabeth Bleicher at ebleicher@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1531.


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