Joss Whedon: A Celebration

May 03, 2014

In honor of Joss Whedon's work, DePaul Pop Culture Conference presented Joss Whedon: A Celebration in 2014.

We raised over $300 for the Equality Now--

Our Distinguished Contributions to Popular Culture Award Recipient was Cheryl Cain--

Our Effects Speaker was Mat Irvine.


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Keynote:

Cheryl Cain

Cheryl Cain is a television screenwriter. Her work includes the episode "War Stories" for the cult television series Firefly, and episodes of Roswell and Threat Matrix. She also wrote an additional script for Firefly, "Dead or Alive," which was not filmed due to the show's cancellation.

 

Schedule

11:00–12:00

Religion and Ethics in Whedon

Fan Works on Whedon

 

12:00–1:00

Whedon’s Characters: Villains, Heroes, and Everypeople

Fans Weigh In: Problematic Portrayals in Whedon

 

1:00–2:00

Keynote Speaker: Cheryl Cain

 

2:00–3:00

Writers Workshop: Cheryl Cain

Whedon and Fandom

 

3:00–4:00

Props Workshop: Matt Irvine

Teaching and the Academic Study of Whedon

 

4:00–5:00

Gender in Whedon

Mythological, Cultural, and Narrative Roots of Whedon

Student’s Perspectives on Whedon

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