If you are going to be attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend, be sure to stop by our panel on bullying in pop culture. We will be discussing how content creators can create dynamic stories while challenging the negative stereotypes that are an integral part of pop culture. The questions will push the envelope and allow industry leaders to talk about controversial subjects, such as: the ethics of marketing action shows to boys instead of girls; how body size affects attitudes about cosplay; whether or not targets of bullying should go on the offensive and hurt others to make the bullying stop, the ability to create a show to prove you have an audience and not just so you can sell the show, and more.
End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
Sunday July 27, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition is back by popular demand with this powerful discussion on how to overcome bullying and learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders.
Panelists include Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition founder actress Chase Masterson (Doctor Who: Big Finish), founder/moderator Carrie Goldman (author, Harper Collins’ Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear), Jane Espenson (Husbands), Brad Bell (Husbands), Anthony Breznican (author, Brutal Youth), Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars); Alice Cahn from Cartoon Network’s Stop Bullying Speak Up, and Tina Malka of the Anti-Defamation League.
Special topics include geek bullying, LGBT bullying, cyber-bullying, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect attitudes toward bullying and aggression. “From now on, Comic-Con convention-goers will come for cosplay, entertainment, freebies, autographs-and healing.” CNN.
Check out Carrie’s award-winning book that explores bullying in geek culture: Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear.