The Real Power of Superheroes

5 min 4 weeks

SHIELD fights Hydra, the Jedi fight the Sith, Starfleet fights the Borg, and The Doctor fights Daleks.

But the context within which these characters and actors exist is a universe filled with personal struggles, gender inequity, racial discrimination, to name a few. The shows, movies, comics we consume depict the challenges of our real society through the lens of a caricatured fantasy world. 

The organizers of AwesomeCon have made a deliberate effort in previous Cons of giving space to people and voices of different identities and experiences (see Pride Alley, panels hosted by LGBT HQ and Geeks Out), but this was the first year that I felt the conversation shift to prime time with programming on the Main Stage. 

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