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Comics Clark "Superman" Kent and Bruce "Batman" Wayne Sat 10:00 AM 1hr

The dual identity of superheroes speaks less to comics' readership than it once did. Comic writers no longer write as much about Superheroes' secret identities. What are comics losing by dispensing with secret identities? Who would write for the Daily Planet if Clark Kent left his job to be a full-time superhero?

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Fannish Lifestyle What's Cooking With Food Geekery? Sun 6:00 PM 1hr

From Alton Brown's "Good Eats" to new roleplaying games entirely based on cooking, this panel explores the fannish fascination with matters gastronomical. (Note: Moderating this one)

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Comics Misogyny in Comics Mon 11:00 AM 1hr

A statue of a scantily-clad Supergirl. Another of Peter Parker's wife doing his laundry, thong showing and breasts hanging out, a vapid smile on her face. Formerly strong women tied up on a comic cover, costumes artfully torn, cowering before a batch of phallic, goo-dripping tentacles. What on earth has gotten into Marvel and DC? How can we fix it?

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I was put on a fourth, but the subject matter was uncomfortable, so I asked to be removed. They did so. I'm pretty happy with the ones I have now, and with the other people on those panels.

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It was a late night one about sexual kinks of science fiction fans. This is not a subject I feel comfortable discussing, given that it's about real people, and I will NOT discuss my own sex life in public. There is *nothing* bad about the panel, and I don't want to imply that there is. It's simply not for me.

For your cooking with Food Geekery panel - I love to cook (and love Alton Brown, as well), I also play a lot of Nintendo DS (like the Gameboy but with "D"ual "S"creens". Noting the combination, one of my friends gave me a Nintendo DS game called "Cooking Mama", where you have to cook food on the games touch screen with ingredients given to you for each dish.

See - http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=180211

The game has actually given me a few recipe ideas. I also noticed that they have come out with "Cooking Mama 2" and "Cooking Mama: Cookoff", so I assume it is popular among the videogame playing geekery. Just thought I would mention it for your geek panel, fyi.

Thank you! That is extremely useful information. I'm not a gamer (although that game sounds like a huge amount of fun), so I'm pretty much out of the loop for such things.

Hee! I now have two friends on the Misogyny panel. Interesting. Have fun! Although the other is more like husband-of-my-friend-whose-journal-I-read-'cause-he-says-interesting-things. I dunno if Yendi (his RL name is Adam) would recognize my name or not, even though I spent nearly a week at his house once...he and Shadesong have *lots* of friends and lots of guests. :)