I certainly live in hope of making it to Gally in time for my panels. If I wasn't excited before (and I was), the lovely shout-out from Paul got my gears going, and I'm particularly glad he mentioned that we'll be doing criticism. I want the audience to know what this is and isn't -- it is not a debate on "should Ianto have been killed off." It is a discussion on "what makes these sorts of events hurt the way they do" with a focus (at least from my end) on the design of the canon/text (whether with intent or not) for maximum impact.
On that note, here's my theoretical Gally schedule:
Thursday, 8pm -- arrive (hopefully), check-in, see you in the bar.
Friday -- I'll attend some programming, but will probably be easiest to find at the bar.
Saturday, 1pm, Scottsdale Room
It's The End, But the Moment Has Been Prepared For: Fan Reactions to Character Deaths
I'll be joined by Tina Beychok, Paul Cornell, Kate Orman, David Wise, Tammy Garrison
Saturday, 2pm, St. Louis Room
The Crossplay Equation
I'll be joined by Sarah Underwood, Jessica Montague, Salina Conlan, Miriam Hardin
Note: These two panels are, as you can see, back to back. If you want to chat with me re: the character death thing, please find me AFTER the crossplay panel. Meanwhile, if you're coming to the crossplay panel, please be forgiving of the fact that I won't be in full costume, but I just _can't_ for the character death panel, because it's too bloody weird since in this fandom I cosplay Jack and only Jack.
Saturday, 11:30pm, Scottsdale Room
It's Not Porn, It's Research!
I'll be joined by Tara O'Shea, Tammy Garrison, Jan Fennick
So yet again, it seems it needs to be said: TRUST WOMEN.
Trust women to know if they want to fuck you or not. Trust women to know whether or not it was rape. Trust women to do their jobs. Trust women to make their own choices about their own health. Trust women to walk home. Trust women to drive. Trust women to invent things. Trust women to fight. Trust women to feed themselves. Etc., etc., etc., etc.
- So Wesley has a thing for Cordelia? Hrrrr. On the one hand, she's an idiot (as far as he knows) and so his being into her on that score is pretty annoying. On the other hand, damn they make an attractive couple. Meanwhile, I'm glad they are actually acknowledging the whole "dudes watching over teen girls" thing and the way that older students and young teachers often wind up in weird situations, at least in their own minds. Speaking of which, Giles totally checked out Willow's tits when she was wearing her doppleganger's outfit.
- That whole episode about Faith killing someone and the aftermath was sort of crap. Everyone wants to save Faith from herself and no one is really worrying about the cops until a random line gets thrown in so we know they don't have enough evidence? I just... there were practical concerns, but instead we're having an intervention? Also, I'm with Wesley and Willow on this, maybe she does need to be locked up.