Join us for a conversation with authors Hope Nicholson, Sam Maggs, and Ashley Poston about the rising power of girls and women in geek culture, fandoms, STEM, and comics.
Hope Nicholson is the owner and founder of Bedside Press, specializing in archival and anthology comics collections such as Moonshot (a collection of Inuit, Metis, and First Nations comic book stories) and The Secret Loves of Geek Girls (an all-female comic and text anthology of true stories of geeky love). She's a consulting editor for Margaret Atwood's Angel Catbird. She's been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, Toronto Star, the Globe & Mail, ComicsAlliance.com, BleedingCool.com, and io9.com, and is a frequent speaker on women in fandom, comic book history, and publishing at conventions and other events.
Sam Maggs is an assistant writer for BioWare and the best-selling author of The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy . Named -Awesome Geek Feminist of the Year- by Women Write about Comics, Sam received her MA in Victorian literature in 2011 and now appears on TV and movie screens across Canada. She has written for Marie Claire, PC Gamer, the Guardian, National Post, the Mary Sue, and more. You can geek out with her about Mass Effect or Jeff Goldblum on Twitter @SamMaggs.
Ashley Poston is a part-time author and full-time fangirl. She lives in South Carolina.