Pippi to Ripley is an interdisciplinary feminist popular culture conference with a focus on women and gender in imaginative fiction. They invite papers on a wide variety of media, including comics, films, television, video games, podcast, web-series, folklore, mythology, and children’s and young adult literature.
This year’s keynote speaker is Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled “Weapons of Mass Creation,” The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning.” Nnedi holds a PhD in literature/creative writing and is an associate professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY).
All Pippi to Ripley panels and talks are free and open to the public. Community members are invited to drop-in to hear our speakers, panels, and workshops.
More information about the conference can be found here!