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icon_uk ([personal profile] icon_uk) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-02-19 09:31 pm

Paul Cornell is looking for gender parity at Con panels...

From Paul Cornell's website

"Okay, so this was something I came up with yesterday, and it's mad, and is, frankly, a rod for my own back, but what the hell, it's going to make this coming year a lot more interesting.

I think there should be gender parity on every panel at every convention. I'm after 50/50, all the time. I want that in place as an expectation, as a rule. Now, to make that happen, what really should be done is a ground-up examination of society, huge changes at the heart of things which would automatically lead to women being equally represented everywhere, not just on convention panels. Well, we've all wanted that and worked for that for decades, especially those of us in fandom, and it just hasn't happened. So, this year, I've decided that I'm going to approach this problem via the only moral unit I'm in charge of: me. I'm going to approach this problem from the other end. And this approach is going to be very much that of a blunt instrument.

If I'm on, at any convention this year, a panel that doesn't have a 50/50 gender split (I'll settle for two out of five), I'll hop off that panel, and find a woman to take my place.

There's more text at the website, but I'm impressed by his initiative.

So, thoughts people? :)

For legality, the cover to Demon Knights 7 by Mike Choi, which includes a rather impressive outfit for the Questing Queen, a little action-figure-y perhaps, but given my Saint Seiya tastes, that's not really a problem for me! :)

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[identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com 2012-02-20 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
Man, I just love Paul Cornell so damn much.

[personal profile] gerardotejada 2012-02-20 01:43 am (UTC)(link)
He seems a really great guy, Capitan Britania and the MI13 was very good but It was cancelled, I pray so his Demon Knights dont get cancelled too.
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[identity profile] kurenai-tenka.livejournal.com 2012-02-20 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
Ditto. I was gutted that he got taken off Stormwatch, but I really love Demon Knights and I can't imagine anyone but him writing it.

[personal profile] gerardotejada 2012-02-20 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
I know a few that coukd write the book but they would make something closer to Mooreesque aproach to the magic universe. I would love that but the charm this "first season" has is that is more about the D&D/Skyrim aproach to sorcery, a vertigo sequel could be great with the same writter as Madame Xanadu or maybe the one who wrote Zatanna series that was awsome.

You know actually I think I liked Cornell more in Capitan Britania, but this book is looking better and better