Pippi to Ripley Events for Young People

 

Pippi to Ripley Events for Young People

 
Any preregistered middle or high school student who needs transportation can get a bus on Saturday morning from any of these Ithaca City Schools:Boynton, Dewitt, ACS, Ithaca High.  The bus will return them to the schools after the conference concludes.

To register for these events go to www.ithaca.edu/hs/yaregistration/

Tori Cup Competition

Friday, May 3; Ithaca College Campus; 6-9pm

Ithaca College hosts “The Tori Cup: Fantasy and Science Fiction Challenge,” a charity benefit in which teams of high school  and middle school students compete to demonstrate their knowledge of all things imaginative and wonderful (film, television, comics, and literature for children, young adults, and adults).  Fabulous Prizes! Free Purity Ice Cream!

For more information and to register go to http://toricup.webs.com/

Pippi to Ripley: The Female Figure in Fantasy and Science Fiction (Free of Charge)

(academic conference and teen workshops)

Saturday, May 4; Ithaca College Campus; 9:30am-5:30pm

Young people are also permitted to attend any of the mainstream conference events.  For a detailed description of panels, go to  faculty.ithaca.edu/kkittredge/pippi_program

8:00-9:00

Registration in Textor Hallway

9:00-9:30

Marleen Barr, “How to Be a Feminist Science Fiction Scholar”

9:30-10:30

Panel: Buffy  is My Roommate: Television as Cultural Criticism

Members of the 2012 Ithaca Honors Seminar, “Lethal Girls and Lady Knights” discuss how to do cultural criticism with a focus on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the ways in which season four of Buffy reflects their own transitions to college.

Workshop: Be a Teen Critic (Get Free Books): How to Set Up Your Own Book Review Blog. 

Two successful book review bloggers, whose sites heavily emphasis YA titles, talk about their experiences and discuss various templates and approaches.

10:45-11:45

Panel: The Works of Tamora Pierce 
Three graduate students present papers demonstrating literary criticism:
Meira Levinson “A Woman without a Veil”: Feminism, Spirituality, and Bazhir Women in Tamora Pierce’s Alanna Series”
Melissa LaCasse  “Lessons from  Discipline: Positive Role Models in the Circle of Magic Series”
Moriah J.C. Churchill “Cross-Dressers: Gender-play and feminist discourses within Billingsley’s The Folk Keeper and Pierce’s Alanna: The First Adventure”

Panel: Letting your Geek Flag Fly: Finding Fellow Fans in College
This panel is to allow high school and middle school students to meet college students who are self-identified fans and geeks.  Members of the Ithaca College Community who are Harry Potter, Dr. Who, Anime/Manga, and Gaming Fans will discuss how they found (or created) a fan community at college.

11:45-1:00

Pizza & Informal Conversation with the Ithaca College Fan Clubs

1:00-2:00

Keynote Speech by Tamora Pierce

2:00-3:00

Book signing session for young people (0-18 years old). 
If you would like to attend the Buffy Panel instead of waiting in line, we will assign you a number and then call your phone when Tamora Pierce is ready for you.

Panel: Buffy  is My Roommate: Television as Cultural Criticism
Members of the 2012 Ithaca Honors Seminar, “Lethal Girls and Lady Knights” discuss how to do cultural criticism with a focus on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the ways in which season four of Buffy reflects their own transitions to college.

3:00-4:15

Comic Creation Workshop.
Ithaca College Students will talk about their experiences working with a professional comic book illustrator, and will lead participants in a series of comic-creation exercises.

SciFi Sound Recording Workshop. 
Ithaca College Television/Radio Majors will show students how do record and edit sound effects for picture, and get the chance to dub them over a classic Science Fiction film! 

4:30-5:30

Workshop: The Dark Side of Fairytales
Lelia James, Senior English Major and slam poet, will lead participants through a close look at the messages conveyed by popular fairytales, with an emphasis on race, class and gender.

Workshop: Be a Teen Critic (Get Free Books): How to Set Up Your Own Book Review Blog. 
Two successful book review bloggers, who both started their blogs as teens, talk about their experiences and discuss various templates and approaches.

 5:30-7:00

Closing Reception at Community School of Music and Art
330 E State St  Ithaca, NY 14850

See imaginative artworks created by local students, and enjoy free food!

 To register for these events go to  www.ithaca.edu/hs/yaregistration/

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

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