The Voice of Free Planet X : Queering the Feed - Panel Discussion at Balticon 50

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Queering the Feed - Panel Discussion at Balticon 50

I wasn’t planning on releasing this recording so soon. But in the wake of massacre in Orlando, it appears that queer people simply existing is a radical act. So, here is a panel about queer people existing. I was struck, listening to it again, by how much laughing is in it, how much joy, how much hope. There’s complaints, too, and disappointment and sorrow. But it begins with laughter and ends with an expression of solidarity, and if that’s not a radical reaction to all of this, I don’t know what is. 

I’ve made it a point to do these “queer visibility” panels for the past couple of years at Balticon, because, in the words of our forefathers, if you don’t start none, there won’t be none. A month ago, I thought it was important to stand up and be noticed. It’s more important now.

I’ll talk about Balticon properly in a few days, That episode will have a live reading I did. I’m not charging the Patreon supporters for this episode. We’ve all paid enough, already. 

In the light of the devastation, discussions like this feel so small. In the light of the devastation, discussions like this feel colossal.

 

Panelists: 

Jared Axelrod

A. Grappin

J.R. Blackwell

Hugh O’Donnell

Ruth Lampi (her Kickstarter funded!)

  

Podcasts mentioned:

The Voice of Free Planet X

The Melting Potcast

The Way of the Buffalo

Voices of Tomorrow

The Heart

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men

Into It with Elle Collins

Welcome to Night Vale

Pop Culture Happy Hour

Wham Bam Pow

Pop Rocket

Metamor City

Minus World

Savage Lovecast

The Bicast
Supervillian Corner

Swings and Roundabouts

Fruit

The Bright Sessions

Professor Blastoff

Direct download: Queering_the_Feed.mp3
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