San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 -- Panel: Science Fiction and Sex:
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Pizza rolls, not gender roles! From the strong female protagonist to the battle of the sexes, science fiction has long given us the ability to challenge the way we think about traditional gender roles. Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore leads acclaimed authors Marisa Acocella Marchetto (Ann Tenna), Nick Cole (Control Alt Revolt), Gini Koch (the Alien Series), Wesley Chu (Time Salvager), Gwendolyn Womack (The Memory Painter), and Camilla D'Errico (Pop Manga) in a discussion about the importance of gender in science fiction, how science fiction novels open our minds to nontraditional ideas, and just what the difference is between gender and sex.
Panelists (left to right) Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Wesley Chu, Gini Koch, Camilla D'Errico, Gwendolyn Womack, and Nick Cole.
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SDCCP3_150710_001.JPG: (left to right) Maryelizabeth Yturralde, Wesley Chu, Gini Koch, Camilla D'Errico, Gwendolyn Womack, and Nick Cole
SDCCP3_150710_005.JPG: Wesley Chu
SDCCP3_150710_012.JPG: Maryelizabeth Yturralde
SDCCP3_150710_016.JPG: Camilla D'Errico
SDCCP3_150710_020.JPG: Nick Cole
SDCCP3_150710_029.JPG: Gwendolyn Womack
SDCCP3_150710_094.JPG: Gini Koch
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2015 photos: Equipment this year: I mostly used my Fuji XS-1 camera but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
I retired from the US Census Bureau in god-forsaken Suitland, Maryland on my 58th birthday in May. Yee ha!
Trips this year:
a quick trip to Florida.
two Civil War Trust conferences (Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA), and
my 10th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including Los Angeles).
Ego Strokes: Carolyn Cerbin used a Kevin Costner photo in her USA Today article. Miss DC pictures were used a few times in the Washington Post.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 550,000.