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AJ Fitzwater

Dragon wearing a meat-suit in Christchurch

Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

PRESENTED ON AUG 25, 2016
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 28

Up and coming talent science fiction writer AJ Fitzwater intertwines gender, queer and intersectional themes into her short stories. She's noticed a pattern in the world of science fiction. Why is the hero, never a girl? Why is the strong female always somehow a victim? Are you ready to join her on this journey to a galaxy not so far away..?

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Sci-Fi Utopia

BY JEAN-CHARLES REMICOURT-MARIE
@ VOL 1 ON APR 12, 2013

Jean-Charles Remicourt-Marie is obsessed with science fiction and the concept of utopia. In this presentation he shares with us a piece of his research, starting with imaginary worlds taken from paintings and movies, and then showing their transcendence into our world. He even recommends some books for those who share his interest. (in French)

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Heroes and Heroines

BY JON TORRENS
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 22, 2015

"Carrie Fisher was 18 when she starred in Star Wars. She owns that film. She commands all the other characters. [She's] a female character that doesn't have to become masculine to be in charge"

In Heroes and Heroines from PechaKucha Night St. Neots Vol. 3 Jon Torrens passionately shares about the heroes and heroines from the big screen (and some from the small screen) that have inspired him over the years, highlighting their strengths but not over looking their flaws. The last hero he features is his greatest, adding a sweet twist to a solid line-up of true greats. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015.

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What it's like Being a Female Engeneer

BY JANET LIEBERMAN
IN BROOKLYN

Musings on gender by a female engeneer. Comments made by contemporaries, aquantances, and the effects on the gender dynapic in the workplace.

Since getting her Mechanical Engineering degree from MIT in 2007, Janet Lieberman has designed everything from 3d printers to dustpans. As the co-founder of Dame Products, she’s now a sex toy engineer.

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Rare Model

BY ADAM ROTHSTEIN
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 01, 2016

Speaker Adam Rothstein talks about the making of his science fiction film and everything that goes into the process.

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Curiosity without Limits: Play, Art and a T. rex Named Sue

BY ÁLVARO AMAT
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 29, 2016

Álvaro Amat works at the Field Museum of Natural History, where Sue, the world-famous Tyrannosaurus rex, is the star of a collection of some 30 million objects. His experience collaborating with the Field Museum’s scientists in the creation of exhibitions that inspire curiosity led him to combine art and science in spontaneous explorations and experiments with his son, Nicolas. As an artist, educator, and parent, Álvaro attempts to create an in-between space of curiosity and wonder to break the barriers between reason and imagination for the integral formation of a more complete, creative, and happy individual.

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The Menstrual Revolution

BY JENNY EDBROOKE
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

Jenny Edbrooke explores personal interests and the social taboos of menstruation, and how the natural act should be a sign of female empowerment. 

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

BY ALASTAIR FAIRLEY
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 08, 2016

Alastair Fairley talks about the crossing (for better or worse) of science and fiction. How programmes such as Siri, Facetime and even the internet were once just ideas; fast forward and these very ideas have been fabricated into our everyday lives. 

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Gender Politics

BY JODIE ORTEGA
@ VOL 11 ON MAY 06, 2016

Jodie Ortega raps us through a spoken word journey on gender politics and stories of strong female friends and role models. 

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Coworking: Fact vs Fiction

BY TIFFANIE MARK
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 16, 2017

When most people hear the term "coworking" their minds jump straight to tech startups and Ping-Pong tables. But, there is more to coworking than meets the eye. In this presentation, Tiffanie Mark digs into the heart of the shared space movement, providing a deeper look into one of the world's fastest growing industry.