Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

William C. Riley

MisCon 32 Panel Volunteer

William C. Riley is a recent graduate of the University of Montana, where he received two Bachelors of Arts in English, focusing on geek literature and comics, and in Anthropology, focusing on culture, gender, and identity. He has delivered academic papers at International, National, and Regional conferences on topics spanning from dwarven women and their beards to graphic representations of Irish American super-heroes. He will be pursuing a graduate degree, as he continues to explore super hero comics as a form of Modern American Folklore.

William C. Riley is a recent graduate of the University of Montana, where he received two Bachelors of Arts in English, focusing on geek literature and comics, and in Anthropology, focusing on culture, gender, and identity. He has delivered academic papers at International, National, and Regional conferences on topics spanning from dwarven women and their beards to graphic representations of Irish American super-heroes. He will be pursuing a graduate degree, as he continues to explore super hero comics as a form of Modern American Folklore.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • moderator Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Queers in Comics, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: William C. Riley; Panelists: H Martin Cox (Dameon), John Logan, William C. Riley

    Representation matters. Comics give both original queer characters and reimagined pre-existing character a space to flourish, but what about the transition to the big screen? Come join us as we discuss our favorite characters, hetero-washing, and why this medium means so much to LGBTQ fans.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
  • moderator Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Writing LGBT Characters in the Post-Patriarchy, Monster Tent (1)
    Moderator: William C. Riley; Panelists: H Martin Cox (Dameon), Alisha Knaff

    Genre fiction - be it television, movies, comics, or books - has seen a tremendous increase in the number of LGBT characters. Is this a natural maturation of the writing process, or a conscious decision in the name of diversity? Our panelists will discuss their own LGBT characters, and how these characters came to be included in the narrative.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 10:00
  • panel Sun 10:00 - 10:50 AM, With Great Power..., Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Cheyanne Chadwick; Panelists: Cheyanne Chadwick, William C. Riley

    You are the hero of today and you have the power to make changes. You can champion a cause and be a force for good in your own communities, whether connected by geography or interest. Come learn some methods and means to make real change in the world. Let us show you how you can make a difference... even if you donít wear a mask and cape.