CONvergence 2017 - Day 4

To catch up on the weekend, here are Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

"Steven Universe as Queer Space Opera" was the final panel that I was on - we had great conversations about queer shaped relationships, gender and gender roles, polyamory, and how having a child-orientated cartoon that features these subjects is important.

Some of the things to think about that I plan on expanding on in future posts that came out of this panel include:

  • What is Space Opera?
  • What is Gender?
  • Toxic Masculinity
  • Caste Systems

Also, the importance of Fusion and what it represents - Intimacy, Sex, Friendship - and how it can be perverted by coercion and toxic relationships. 

Lastly, I had promised that I would put up what I imagine the caste hierarchy to look like. I created this after I watched "The Zoo," so I will have to make some adjustments as we get to see more of the new gems whom have been introduced. If you have any thoughts on how the heirarchy should be, please comment - I would love to hear from you.

Panelists: Justin Grays (mod), Ryan Alexander, Bri Donovan, Jesse Haller, Lara Richardson

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