This week's episode is a twofer. First, Aaron's got a short interview with writer, comics scribe (Star Trek: Waypoint, Jem and the Holograms) and geek girl personality Sam Maggs live from Fan Expo Canada spotlighting the launch of her new book, Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships that Changed Hi…
, which comes out Oct. 2, 2018 from Penguin Random House Canada and Quirk Books. Then, Aaron comes back to the studio and sits down with comic industry journalist and editor Megan Purdy, founder of Women Write About Comics, Bleating Heart Press and The MNT and co-editor of The Toronto Comics Anthology: Osgoode as Gold and Called Into Being: A Celebration of Frankenstein
, which is on Kickstarter as of the release of this episode.
Both the women featured here work very hard to amplify female, non-binary and other minority voices in comics and in the comic convention scene. With Sam, Aaron talks about the ways comic shops and comic conventions are changing to become more welcoming to women and other minorities, while Aaron and Megan discuss the fraught history publishers and industry journalists have in showcasing minority voices and representing points of view that aren't white and male. Meanwhile, you'll learn about how Sam Maggs navigates wearing so many hats in pop culture fandom and why Aaron and Megan both fear the Canada Goose. This podcast is sponsored by Hairy Tarantula's Hairoween Party from Oct. 26-28, 2018 at 3456 Yonge St.
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