The Whorer’s 2017 New Year Resolutions

2017

As The Whorer celebrates 5 years of podcasting, we’d like to share our goals and reaffirm our values for the new year. In 2017, The Whorer will…

  • only feature films created by people of color, women, and LGBTQ folks for monthly podcast episodes.
  • report on at least 1 new-to-us fan convention or film festival.
  • continue to present and run panels about feminism and horror films at local (Tennessee) fan conventions.
  • continue to self-educate and be mindful of our own implicit bias when reviewing films.
  • continue to critique and challenge the kyriarchy through our focus on film and its industry.

In case you missed it, here’s our “5 Year Reflection” episode. Do you have a film to recommend for analysis? A must-experience event or topic for a fan panel? Share it with us!

Episode 94: Geek Media Expo (2016)

Episode 94: Geek Media Expo Vol 8
[Corrections: Glamour is the site with the anti-horror film article, not Elle. Elle posted this piece. I also stated that the Stranger Things monster looks like a giant clitoris, but really I meant to say giant vulva.]

Topics Chart:

Featured Guests (00:04:15)
Horror (00:18:56)
Cosplay (00:52:43)
Contests (01:02:20)

GMX v8NOTES:

GMX

Olivia Olson | Adventure TimeLove Actually

Martin Olson

Zach Callison | Steven Universe

“‘Stephen Universe’ and the Importance of All-Ages Queer Representation”

Macy West | @missmaeofficial | MaeFae Cosplay

“The Real Life Conspiracy that Inspired Stranger Things”

Cosplay, Inc.

“Ronald Brown, Pedophile Puppeteer, Sentenced to 20 Years”

“Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion”

“Chug-a-lug, Donna Presentation Materials (GMX 2016)”

Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

“The Character of Sexual Harassment at Cons”

Corrine Vitek

“Do People Actually Enjoy Watching Horror Movies?”

“Why Getting Dumped Made Me Love Horror Movies”

“Weirdest Hillary Endorsement Yet Sees a woman ‘biting a catcaller’s ear off'” | Ginny Leise

“Birth.Movies.Death Editor-in-chief Devin Faraci Steps Down After Sexual Assault Allegations”

Chug-a-lug, Donna Presentation Materials (GMX 2016)

Another year of Geek Media Expo has come and gone. Thanks to those of you who attended Fem and Lizbeth’s panel about gender in the Twin Peaks universe. The slides for Chug-a-lug, Donna: The Women of Twin Peaks can be viewed via the link below.

Slides

Coverage of our entire con experience will be available soon. You can also expect more Twin Peaks chatter as we gear up for the 2017 revival.

Episode 93: Pet Sematary (1989), Pet Sematary 2 (1992)

Episode 93: Pet Sematary vs. Pet Sematary 2
[The film starring Macaulay Culkin that Fem is referring to in the discussion about evil children is The Good Son and the book it’s based on is actually written by Ian McEwan, not Stephen King…oops!]

Pet Sematary vs. Pet Sematary 2NOTES:

Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary 2

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

“Mary Lamber on Pet Sematary, Non-Linear Narratives and Child Actors”

Unearthed and Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary

“Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings and the University of Chicago”

“Chicago Professors Fire Back”

“Upcoming: Pet Sematary, Rocky Horror, and Twin Peaks #Geekoween”

 

Upcoming: Pet Sematary, Rocky Horror, and Twin Peaks #Geekoween

Obligatory Halloween event updates!

October 10: We’re celebrating Halloween with a listener request double feature – Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary 2.

October 20: Join us in live-tweeting the new Rocky Horror Picture Show! 7:00PM CST on Fox! #rockyhorror @RockyHorrorFOX

October 28-30: You can expect business as usual at our favorite local fan con, Geek Media Expo. In addition to participating as press, Fem will be on a Twin Peaks panel with Lizbeth from Horror Metal Punk Girl (details forthcoming). Come hear us fangirl all over the series and see Fem’s cosplay. All shenanigans will be broadcast on Twitter (#Geekoween #GMXv8 @thewhorer) and recapped in early November.