We Want to Believe Presentation Materials (Con Nooga 2016)

We had a great time discussing X-Files with other x-philes at Con Nooga! The slides from our We Want to Believe (in The X-Files) presentation are below. If you weren’t able to attend, leave your thoughts about the revival in the comments.


Meredith also ended up impromptu hosting the Rick and Morty panel. Shout-out to the folks who made that discussion a blast.

No podcast coverage for this con, but don’t forget to join tomorrow’s tweet party for The X-Files mini-series finale, 7PM CST! #XFilesRevial

The Whorer at Con Nooga 2016

(Art comes from the Chattanooga Public Library zine collection. Body parts are Fem’s.)

Upcoming: We Want to Believe! #XFilesRevival

We’re throwing a party in anticipation of The X-Files revival and you’re invited!

December 27-January 17: Every week starting Sunday, December 27 we’ll be live-tweeting an episode of the original X-Files with our friend Jason up until the premiere of the new mini-series on January 24. Queue up your streaming service or pull out those box sets and join us:

December 27, 9:00PM: S2E3, “Soft Light”
January 3, 9:00PM: S3E4, “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”
January 10, 9:00PM: S5E5, “Post-modern Prometheus”
January 16, 6:30PM: S6E3, “Triangle”
January 17, 9:00PM: S6E3, “Triangle” S2E20, “Humbug”


Why did we pick these episodes? We didn’t. Jason did. (Well, except “Humbug.”) Tweet along and find out why! @jshawhan @thewhorer #XFilesRevival

February 20 – Con Nooga Presentation “We Want to Believe (in The X-Files)”: We’ll be live-tweeting the new episodes, but we’ll also be watching and collecting our thoughts for a panel discussion at Con Nooga in February – more details to come!

Catch up with our previous musings on the subject while you wait:

“At the Movies: The X-Files: I Want to Believe
X-Files Loves It Some Daddy Patriarchy”
“‘You’re Right, Mulder.’ X-Files, Part 2″
Episode 17: The X-Files I Want to Believe

When Feminists Attack Presentation Materials (Con Nooga 2014)

The Whorer had a great time at Con Nooga this weekend. When Feminists Attack: Women and Horror Films had a great turnout and produced some great conversation. If interested:



Just to recap: We did a presentation celebrating Women in Horror Recognition Month at Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Con Nooga. While we will not be dedicating an entire podcast episode to this particular con, we will take some time to talk about our overall experiences at the end of next week’s episode on Beyond the Black Rainbow.

Women in Horror Month, 2014 Edition

Women in Horror Month is back! Here’s what’s brewing at The Whorer this February…

February 3 – Episode 49: Jennifer’s Body (2009)
Is it feminist? Is it not feminist? We’re just itchin’ to see what all the fuss is about!

February 22 – Con Nooga Presentation “When Feminists Attack: Women and Horror Films”
That’s right. We’re gonna be LIVE and in the flesh at Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Con Nooga! What are we gonna talk about? Why, women in horror of course! Here’s the program blurb:

What the heck is a feminist horror film and why the frak should you care? Come find out as we celebrate Women in Horror Month by talking about our favorite women produced horror films/TV shows and characters.

If you happen to be in the Chattanooga area, we’re presenting this awesomeness at 4pm in the Convention Center, Panel Room #10. Maybe if the rest of you bug us, we’ll record and release the audio…

While you wait, here are episodes from our archive focusing on women-made horror along with the PSA we created last year.

American Mary | American Psycho | Blood Diner & The Oracle | The Commune | The Countess | Ginger Snaps | The Shining | The Slumber Party Massacre | Valerie and Her Week of Wonders