DetCon1 Schedule

At least the schedule… so far!


  • 6:00 PM – Anti-Science Sentiment in the US – Mackinac West
    • Anti-Science sentiment seems to be on the rise in the USA. Why? What is going on, and what can we do to reverse this unsettling situation?


  • 2:00 PM – Women in Science and STEM – Mackinac West
    • What are the unique challenges for women in STEM fields, how can they be addressed, how can we get more women interested in these fields, what can you do to prepare?
  • 3:00 PM – Welcome to Night Vale: You Should Know About It – Mackinac East
    • Turn on your radio and hide. Our panelists share their love for Welcome to Night Vale, the viral podcast drama that combines surreal humor, human relationships, and weird creeping horror into a delightful community radio show. If you know Night Vale, come. If you don’t know Night Vale, come and bring your friends. There will be no hooded figures.
  • 4:00 PM – Women in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Nicolet A
    • The Marvel Cinematic Universe and its associated television titles are full of highly competent, talented women that move in a world of men. Women regularly save the day, from Black Widow in Avengers to Pepper Potts in the Iron Man franchise. How does Marvel excel at putting women on screen in superhero movies? Where could they show improvement? Panelists will discuss issues of presentation, diversity, and cultural expectations as they examine the many marvelous women of the MCU.


  • 11:00 AM – Reading – Joliet A
  • 12:00 PM – Fat, Feminism, and Fandom Revisited – Mackinac East
    • How have things changed since fannish feminists and fat activists first started this panel series? What did it accomplish, within fandom and outside of it?

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