A few weeks ago, I got to attend ConnectiCon 2016 – a convention that I hold really close to my heart. I love the unique mixture of nerdy guests they get, along with having a big con feel with (currently) enough space to explore and not get those tight and smelly issues that most popular cons suffer from. ConnectiCon is also an event that seems to pride itself on diversity, whether it be within the content it offers, or the incredible amounts of different people that are drawn to attend year after year. These things, and more, keep me coming back to this Connecticut homegrown convention without fail, and this year had some fantastic highlights that need to be celebrated.
With a mostly “Snow White” history, Disney has not exactly been known as the most diverse company when it comes to media representation. But thankfully in the last 20 or so years, things have been slowly changing for the better – with the introduction of Jasmine, Pocahontas, Mulan, and most recently, Tiana – the lineup of Disney Princesses is starting to look a bit more colorful. But many people have wondered, where is the Latin representation? Well, with the help of Elena of Avalor, Disney hopes to answer that question. And below are the reasons why I think she (and her show) is gonna be pretty dang cool.
I attended Anime Boston 2015 last weekend. I had loads of fun and very little drama, despite being one of 26,000+ people cramming into the Hynes Convention Center. This was the year of giant robots and heinous monsters, where Marco Polo was deemed dead and The Beatles were alive. I got to interview Mona Marshall, catch up with friends, and I actually managed to attend a third of the events on my To Do List! A new personal record!
Here at DG, we like to give our thoughts on new releases that are important to our readers. This week, we’re gonna take a look at a cinematic fairy tale – one that is stirring up quite a few discussions among the internet. So what did the Geekettes think of Disney’s latest live-action adaptation, Cinderella? Well, get a hold of your glass slippers and let’s take a look:
So, since the release of my dream casting article, some updates have come about in terms of the casting of a certain Disney project that I am a bit obsessed with. And since this is Theater Thursday, and certain predictions of mine seem to have come true, let’s take an updated look on this new musical movie….. First off:
I’ll always be the first to say it: I love Disney. It’s a company that though full of flaws left and right, have a grip on my heart like no other. From their various films, theme parks, TV series, and other forms of media, I can’t get enough of the House of Mouse. But, I can honestly say, that even within that love, there’s one little aspect that really bothers the hell out of me: Princesses.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am a loyal Disney Princess brand customer. I support the movies, various products, and even spend way too much time waiting on line to grab a picture with (INSERT FAVORITE PRINCESS HERE). Yet, I can’t help but feel that their system of “royalty” and who gets to be considered part of the line up is a bit confusing, and ultimately disrespectful to another group within their company that gets widely ignored. Continue reading When You Wish For Some Respect: Disney Heroines Need Love Too!