Calendar

Antimatter Pod releases new episodes Tuesday.

Apr
19
Fri
Anime Boston @ Hynes Convention Center
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day
Anime Boston @ Hynes Convention Center

Anika and her daughters are attending Anime Boston all three days

Apr
26
Fri
Awesome Con @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day
Awesome Con @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Anika is attending Awesome Con all three days. She will be appearing on the panel Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Sunday at 2:30pm.

Apr
28
Sun
Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

examining NEW female tropes in genre media; full description to be added!

May
26
Sun
Wesleyan’s 187th Commencement Ceremony @ Wesleyan University
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:15 pm
Wesleyan’s 187th Commencement Ceremony @ Wesleyan University

Anika will be receiving her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies as part of the Wesleyan University class of 2019.

Jul
12
Fri
ConnectiCon @ Connecticut Convention Center
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
ConnectiCon @ Connecticut Convention Center

Anika will be attending all three days. She will be moderating the panel Clone Rights: The Ethical Toll of the Clone Wars Saturday 5:30pm, and covering events for Geek Mom.

Jul
13
Sat
Clone Rights: The Ethical Toll of the Clone Wars @ Cityside 1 (MR 21-22)
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Clone Rights: The Ethical Toll of the Clone Wars @ Cityside 1 (MR 21-22)

Both the Jedi and the clones fight and die for the Republic so none of its planets’ citizenry has to do it, but the Jedi have a choice. The clones are not only conscripted, they are literally created to fight a war for a government in which they are not represented. Star Wars: The Clone Wars introduces us to individual clones with names, personalities, and stories, but their individual identities are subsumed to the collective and ultimately deprogrammed by Order 66. Let’s examine the stories of clones like Slick, Cut Lawquane, Boba Fett, and Fives and how they relate to each other and the wider Star Wars universe. We’ll discuss questions of identity, purpose, loyalty, honor, ethics, and fundamental rights.