Ravencon 2015 @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard, North Chesterfield, Virginia

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If Mary Sue is So Awesome, Why Does Everybody Hate Her?

From Sunday 14:00 until Sunday 15:00 (60 Minutes)

Participants: Barb Fischer, Gail Z. Martin, Kate Paulk, Fiona Quinn

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What’s so wrong with perfection? For someone so skilled and useful, “Mary Sue” sure gets a lot of flak, but why? This panel discusses the implications gender has on the reputation of characters with great skill and great strength in genre fiction. With the recent popularity of women in fiction such as Katniss Everdeen and Daenerys Stormborn, has the strong female lead finally outshot, outfought and outwitted her way past our prejudice?

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