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.
Scheduled Panels and Presentations:
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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), J.A. Pitts, William C. Riley, Dean Wells
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.