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Eagle-Con 2018 - Theme: Aliens, Monsters, and Others

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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018: DAY 1 SCHEDULE

12 p.m.  |   Golden Eagle Ballroom 2                           
Art Director's Guild Exhibition Opens        
 
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |   University-Student Union
Panel — Aliens in Indigenous and Afrofuturist Science Fiction
Presentations:
Stina Attebery (PhD Candidate, Department of English, UC Riverside): “Aliens in Indigenous Science Fiction”
Lizvette Flores (Masters Candidate, Social Work, Cal State LA): “Extraordinary Bodies in Science Fiction”

Moderator: Patrick Sharp (Professor, Liberal Studies, Cal State LA)

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  |   University-Student Union
Panel – Feminism in Science Fiction Film and Television
Presentations:
Sharon Sharp (Associate Professor of Communications, Cal State Dominguez Hills): “Bionic Feminism on Television”
Sherryl Vint (Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside): “Feminism and Heroism, from Star Wars to Annihilation
Moderator: Michael Clarke (Assistant Professor, Television and Film Studies, Cal State LA)
 
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  |   University-Student Union
Panel – Feminism in Science Fiction Film and Television
Roundtable: The Legacy of Octavia Butler
Panelists:
Libby Lewis (Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies, Cal State LA)
Natalie Russell (Curator of the Octavia E. Butler exhibit, Huntington Library)
Moderator: Alex Espinoza (Professor, Department of Chicano Studies)
 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  |   University-Student Union
Octavia Butler Memorial Award Presentation
2018 Awardee: Nalo Hopkinson (Midnight Robber, Brown Girl in the Ring, The Salt Roads, Sister Mine)
Award Presented by Dr. Libby Lewis and Prof. Alex Espinoza
 
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018: DAY 2 SCHEDULE

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.  |   University-Student Union
Panel – Women Confront the Alien
Panelists:
Patrick B. Sharp (Professor, Department of Liberal Studies, Cal State LA): “Angels and Amazons: The First Wave of Women’s Science Fiction”
Jalondra Davis (Lecturer, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cal State LA): “Queens and Monsters: Science Fiction and the Black Political Imagination”
Moderator: Josh Pearson (Lecturer, Department of Liberal Studies, Cal State LA)
 
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.  |   University-Student Union
Panel – Aliens, Monsters, and Queer/Trans Identities in Science Fiction
Panelists:
Dagmar van Engen (PhD Candidate, English, USC): “Octavia’s Alien Biology: Insect Metamorphosis and Transition in the Octavia E.
Butler Archive”
Melissa Saywell (Lecturer, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Cal State LA): “Queer Futurities”
Moderator: Josh Pearson (Lecturer, Department of Liberal Studies, Cal State LA)
 
12 p.m.-12:50 p.m.  |   University-Student Union
Panel— We Design Their Worlds: Union Membership and Diversity in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Moderator: Mimi Gramatky (Past President, Art Directors Guild)
 
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  |   University-Student Union
Special Event: Eagle-Con Student Film Festival
Hosts:
Michael Clarke (Assistant Professor, Television, Film, and Media)
Zachary Zezima (Assistant Professor, Animation)
Josh Pearson (Lecturer, Department of Liberal Studies)
 
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  |   Golden Eagle Ballroom 2 & 3
Vendor Preview
 
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SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018: DAY 3 SCHEDULE

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  |   Golden Eagle Ballroom 2 & 3
Eagle-Con 2018 Convention: Exhibitors, Kids Cosplay, Cosplay, Zombie Crawl, Artist Alley, and much more...
Schedule of events will be posted in February 2018.
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Updated: January 22, 2018