Saturday, May 25 • 10:05am - 10:55am
The Curse of Mary Sue

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Strong female characters are twice as likely to be dismissed as a "Mary Sue" in science fiction than strong male characters. In this presentation, author LG Ransom will discuss the origins of the "Mary Sue" curse, the difference between a strong female character and a "Mary Sue," the concept of the Bechdel test, as well as the unfair bias the literary world has toward strong female characters in science fiction. 

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LG Ransom

L.G. Ransom, the author of Hollin's Heir and Conquering Mount Ta-Ta,  was born in Miami, Florida but grew up living in various countries around the world including Europe and the British West Indies. She is an accomplished artist who’s computer art and canvasses have graced... Read More →

Saturday May 25, 2019 10:05am - 10:55am EDT
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