Brynna Owens

Brynna Owens

Brynna Owens is a mild-mannered analyst of data by day, but by night, she's working on joining the Justice League. Cutting her teeth on fanfic before she knew there was such a thing (Frodo/Sam based on the books, anyone??), she's been writing since she learned that you put words together and form sentences. Her calling as a Professional Fangirl started with the X-Files, where she honed her writing and editing skills via fanfic that she finally had a name for, and discovered the amazing world of online fandom via IRC and AOL chats. And now, having written that, she feels old! She currently resides in Boston, is owned by a cat named Gandalf, aspires to save the world, and owns over 200 bottles of nail polish.

Contemporary Comics Face, and Overcome, Diversity Missteps

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What brings a standing-room-only group to Hyatt Hanover F for a panel at 8:30PM on Saturday night at Dragon Con? Nerdy academic discussion about diversity in comics seems to do the trick. A round table discussion on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Comics, led by Dragon Con guests Kelly Sue DeConnick, Laurenn McCubbins, and Damien Williams, and Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) academics John Flowers, Tini Howard, Kari Storla, and Daniel Amrhein gave an enthusiastic and intelligent crowd
 
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Get in Good Trouble: March and Congressman Lewis

Get in Good Trouble: March and Congressman Lewis

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On Sunday at 2:30PM, a full-to-capacity room in Hyatt Hanover F was honored by the presence of Congressman John Lewis, as he joined Andrew Aydin, the co-author of March: Book One and March: Book Two, graphic novels depicting the events leading up to the march on Selma during the civil rights movement. While book one focused on the events leading up to Lewis’ beginnings in the movement, book two picks up as the freedom rides began, carrying through to the Sixteenth
 
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Pack Means Family: A Bitten Q&A

Pack Means Family: A Bitten Q&A

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There is a hierarchy in the dynamics of a wolf pack; the alpha leads, the betas keep things in order, and they are a fierce, loyal, protective group. Showing us on Friday night that they have embraced their roles, the Bitten cast took to the stage at the Sheraton at 7PM for their first group Q&A of Dragon Con in true pack fashion. Greg Bryk came to the stage first and introduced Steve Lund, and each member in turn introduced
 
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Antics and Artifacts of Warehouse 13

Antics and Artifacts of Warehouse 13

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In the first of several Warehouse 13 panels this weekend at the Centennial Ballroom II-III on Friday, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, and John-Paul Nickel entertained us and gave us insights into their characters. The audience welcomed all of the panelists enthusiastically. McClintock took video of the audience cheering for him and chanting “Eddie, Eddie.” As we chanted, McClintock felt compelled to take his shirt off and spike it like a football. Some of us were disappointed that he didn’t decide
 
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There’s Ice Cream for Everyone: Creating a Safe Space for Female Readers

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“I don’t have an inspirational story, but I do have a terrible story that actually happened to me. When I was in college, I went into my local comic store to pick up my pulls, and there was a guy behind the counter… He was an aspiring artist, and he didn’t see me come in. I get my comics, I go up to the counter, and I see that he’s drawing me, as a superhero, in a very scanty costume,
 
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