A major thing among geeks and at conventions is cosplay! This episode brings two famous cosplayers together: Ginny McQueen (@GinnyMcQueen) and Riddle (@Ridd1e)! Together they discuss sexuality and femininity in characters featured in comics, TV, Game of Thrones and Avengers. What are the pitfalls of cosplay? What do they think of how superhero women are generally portrayed today in comics? Joined by hosts Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler).

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Ghost, Castle) joins us to talk about Carol Danvers, the hero formerly known as MS. MARVEL (and who's also been called Binary and Warbird) who is getting a brand new series, new costume, and the new name CAPTAIN MARVEL. How can fans make sure this strong, female superhero keeps her series alive? What new surprises are in store for her? What are the challenges behind putting together such a book? Join us! Hosted by Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler).

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Christopher Deis, lecturer at DePaul University, joins us for a conversation on the represenation of minorities and women in superhero stories. Nick Fury's changing race, the films Captain America: The First Avenger and X-Men: First Class, and various comics come under scrutiny. Hosted by Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) and Alan Kistler (@SizzlerKistler).