Symposium 2017 Session – LGBTQ in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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LGBTQ in Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Presented by Diana Pho.

In recent years, queer characters are becoming more prevalent in science fiction and fantasy, but we still have a long way to go.

This panel will take a brief look at the history of LGBTQ characters in science fiction & fantasy, and what we can do to further promote fair and diverse representation of queer folk in SF/F.

ayleenDiana M. Pho is a scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. She is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk, and the oldest-existing blog on this topic. For several years, she has traveled the country as a professional convention speaker about social justice issues and fandom.

She was a guest speaker at the very first Symposium back in 2012, and has been an honored guest in 2013 and 2015 as well.

To learn more about other sessions, workshops, and special events please visit the 2017 International Steampunk Symposium Schedule.


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