B2WW #7: Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn

Featuring the one and only Gray Area, Aziz from History of Westeros, and Bookshelf Stud from Maester Monthly, this panel will dive into some of the amazing correlations between Tad Williams’s MS&T and ASOIAF. George R. R. Martin has cited this series as one of the things that inspired him to write fantasy, so you know it’s worth looking into. We will use Gray Area’s video on this subject as a jumping off point: https://youtu.be/vpqwcVcUu9A

Gray Area YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/grayarea
History of Westeros YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheHistoryofwesteros
Bookshelf Stud: https://offmichaelsbookshelf.wordpress.com/
Maester Monthly YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbua-sAAJNwIJ2XrfmMLJSw
LmL YT: https://www.youtube.com/c/lucifermeanslightbringer
Mythical Astronomy: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com

B2WW #6: Religion Redux

Part 2 of our panel on religion and its influences and manifestations in ASOIAF, featuring Gretchen Ellis (Fandomentalist, History is Gay), Brynden B-Fish (Not-a-Cast, Wars and Politics oIaF), and Sanrixian (Sanrixian Art)! Hosted by Lucifer means Lightbringer (Mythical Astronomy oIaF).

Not-a-cast: https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/
Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire: https://warsandpoliticsoficeandfire.wordpress.com/
Fandomentals: https://www.thefandomentals.com/
History is Gay: https://www.historyisgaypodcast.com/
Sanrixian merch: http://sanrixian.com/en/
Sanrixian artwork: http://mallorydorn.com/
Mythical Astronomy of Ice and Fire: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com

B2WW #5: Religion in ASOIAF

Featuring Gretchen Ellis (Fandomentalist, History is Gay), Brynden B-Fish (Not-a-Cast, Wars and Politics oIaF), and Sanrixian (Sanrixian Art)! Hosted by Lucifer means Lightbringer (Mythical Astronomy oIaF).

Not-a-cast: https://notacastasoiaf.podbean.com/

Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire: https://warsandpoliticsoficeandfire.w…

Fandomentals: https://www.thefandomentals.com/

History is Gay: https://www.historyisgaypodcast.com/

Sanrixian merch: http://sanrixian.com/en/

Sanrixian artwork: http://mallorydorn.com/

Mythical Astronomy of Ice and Fire: https://lucifermeanslightbringer.com

I mentioned a great church in San Francisco that does fantastic charity work, but said the wrong name.The church I was intending to refer to is St. Agnes: http://www.saintagnessf.com/

B2WW #4: Sex Workers Speak

Featuring Jinx Lierre and Lola.

Jinx Lierre on Twitter: @JinxLierre

 

Select Resources on Sex Work, from Jinx:

Referenced:
TV Tropes: “Disposable Sex Worker”:
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DisposableSexWorker
“Activists Campaign Against Philadelphia Judge Who Ruled Rape as Theft”:
https://rewire.news/article/2013/10/30/activists-campaign-against-philadelphia-judge-who-ruled-rape-as-theft/
Audio & transcript of speech from Philly Women’s March:

Amnesty International: “Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights”:
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/08/sex-workers-rights-are-human-rights/
“How Dare They Do This Again: Stonewall Veteran Miss Major on the ‘Stonewall’ Movie”:
https://www.autostraddle.com/how-dare-they-do-this-again-miss-major-on-the-stonewall-movie-301957/
Honor Miss Major Griffin-Gracy by contributing to her retirement fund:
https://www.gofundme.com/MsMajorRetirement/

suggested online resources:
Tits and Sass: blog by (and for) sex workers:
http://titsandsass.com/about-tits-and-sass/
“Sex Work Glossary part 1” and other comics by brothelgirl:

Ho Lover: a Zine on Dating & Friending Sex Workers (printable pdf):
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58cea5cf197aea5216413671/t/58ef92b9e3df28353c477d67/1492095675496/ho-lover-zine.pdf
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (December 17): http://www.december17.org/
International Sex Workers’ Day (June 2) commemorating the 1975 occupation of the Église Saint-Nizier in Lyon, France: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Whores%27_Day

organizations:
St. James Infirmary: peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families in San Francisco:
https://stjamesinfirmary.org/wordpress/
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee: Indian collective of 65,000+ sex workers:
https://durbar.org/html/history.html
Free Speech Coalition: represents the adult industry in legal processes & public advocacy:
https://www.freespeechcoalition.com/about-fsc/history/
Women With a Vision: New Orleans-based harm reduction collective led by women of color: http://wwav-no.org/about/history

Casa Ruby: bilingual multicultural organization in D.C. providing support for low-income trans, gender non-conforming, and LGBT community members:
http://www.casaruby.org/mision.html
Sylvia Rivera Law Project: supports political voices and visibility of low-income folks and people of color who are trans, intersex, or gender non-conforming: https://srlp.org/about/

podcasts:
The Whorecast: “Sharing stories, art, and voices of American sex workers”: http://thewhorecast.com/podcast/wcpodcast/
Winter is Coming On Your Face: Whorecast’s nerd/fandom spin-off:
http://thewhorecast.com/podcast/winter-is-coming/
“Sex Work is Work: the VICE Podcast 035”: interview with Melissa Gira Grant:

films:
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson: documentary streaming on Netflix starting 10/6:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80189623
Major!: documentary exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/

books (by people who have done sex work):
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock:

Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy edited by Jiz Lee:
http://jizlee.com/coming-out-like-a-porn-star/
$pread: The Best of the Magazine that Illuminated the Sex Industry and Started a Media Revolution edited by Rachel Aimee, Eliyanna Kaiser, and Audacia Ray:
https://www.feministpress.org/books-n-z/9rdntmvlcf4isthmyrweuwdbwsy7o7
Prostitute Laundry by Charlotte Shane: http://www.tigerbeepress.com/store/p10/Prostitute_Laundry.html

 

B2WW 1: The Timeline

The debut of my new live panel show, where I will choose a topic and invite on a panel of guests to discuss said topic! The topic today is the timeline, and my special guests are Tony Teflon of the Teflon TV YouTube channel, Gray of the Gray Area YouTube channel, and Quinn from the Ideas of Ice and Fire YouTube channel. We touched on many topics revolving around the events and supposed history of the Dawn Age and Age of Heroes: the first maesters’ involvement with the children of the forest and magic in general, the Pact (when, why, how, and who), the creation of the Others, the building of the Wall, the Hammer of the Waters, smelly dirty ringforts, the new TV show, the Season 8 finale, ice dragons, and of course, what makes GRRM great. Thanks to everyone who watched live and sent in questions!