Magickal / Realism: Sci-fi, Magic, Mystery, and Permeable Binaries
This panel centers around exploring ideas of personal points of view and ways of describing spaces, memory, time, sex, gender, race, and trauma, with work that is considered fantastical, sci-fi/speculative, or magical realist. How is artmaking magickal? How are these artists making spaces in their work that challenges, diverges from, and/or ignores what colonialist, white supremacist ideas of what objective reality or capital-L Literature are?
With Alabaster, Alex Smith, Inés Estrada, Maggie Eighteen, O Horvath, Rasheedah Phillips, moderated by Annie Mok
More Fit Than Print: Webcomics
For decades comic strips were a driving and competitive force for driving newspaper sales. Now in the 21st century, both traditional comic strips and newspapers are decaying and web news and entertainment has become a dominant force. What is the inspiration, evolution and experience like publishing online and how does one’s accessibility to their audience effect their work? What are the challenges of creating/maintaining a public persona? Are there different challenges when your readership is global? What’s the next phase of evolution for webcomics and how will that affect one’s work?
With KC Green, Kevin Czapiewski, Sara Goetter, Tony Breed, moderated by Stefen Blitz
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So jazzed for our Magickal / Realism panel! The topic is dear to my heart and is born partially out of conversations I had with Eighteen about these ideas, and also some talk along the same lines at our panel with Alex & Rasheedah at our Vox Populi Gallery event for Screentests. <3
I have only ever been on panels before talking about Dragonball Z, and cyborgs/androids/robots/jinzouningen in anime b4……….. next weekend.
Metropolarity is stoked like a fire, but our ride up to Providence form Philly fell through and we’re looking for any kind of way up there, either from Friday night or Saturday VERY EARLY in the morning. Msg us if you have any info? ;-;