SDCC (audio): Comics Art Conference #15: Fangirls

Moderated by Kate McClancy, Angelica Kalika, Angela Chiarmonte and
Caitln O’Shea spoke about their academic work on different aspects of
fangirls. Angela talked about Ms. Marvel and David Gabriel’s statement
about diverse characters, why Millennials love Ms. Marvel, what elements
of Ms. Marvel appeal to Millennials. Caitlin spoke about harassment of
female fans, particularly in comic shops, she read some quotes from
interviews she conducted from a number of female fans, comic store
employees and store owners, then gave some conclusions and
recommendations. Angelica spoke about Spider-Gwen and why she is
successful and the community built up around her, she went into Speech
Codes Theory, Millennials and Feminists, why Spider-Gwen loves the
series and conclusion from her research.

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