In March, you’ll be talking about self-care for queer geeks.
I say “you” rather than “we” because I (Tiffany) will be in Australia for an Advanced Narrative Practice teaching block, and Scott Foster, queer geek extraordinaire, will be facilitating the discussion.
What does queerness have to do with geekdom? Plenty.
For example, two topics are:
Gaming. Where do you find queer representation in games (board games, video games, tabletop RPGs)? How can you support queer creators? How can you help create safe gaming spaces for queer players?
Fandoms. What is the current state of queer representation in the various sci fi and fantasy fandoms? What’s going well, and what needs work? What creators can we support, and how can we best support them?
And that’s just the beginning!
So join Scott for a conversation about self-care, queerness, and geekdom, and then everybody take copious notes and send me your post-event insights so I can generate our monthly resource!
(And for those of you waiting on February’s Self-Care in Queer Relationships resource – it’s on the way! Sorry I’m slow. Starting grad school has slowed my productivity down.)
You can see the first of our collective documents here, extending our November discussion about queerness and physical self-care – http://tiffanysostar.com/queerness-and-physical-self-care-resource/
And the second, about queerness and holiday self-care, here – tiffanysostar.com/holiday-self-care-resource/
And the third, winter self-care for weary queers, here – http://tiffanysostar.com/winter-self-care-for-weary-queers/
Our March meeting will be on March 20, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Loft 112. There will be conversation, geekery, and, most importantly, community.
We also have a set time, date, and location for our next six months of Possibilities events – you’ll find us on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6:30-8:30, at Loft 112. There is a small fee associated with renting this space, and you can support the event by either donating at the event or becoming a Patreon supporter.
We have a new focus on self-care and self-storying for the bi+ community (bisexual, pansexual, and asexual, with an intentional focus on trans inclusion), and a new framework for sustainability (you can now support this work by backing the Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/sostarselfcare).
There is no cost to attend.
This is an intentionally queer, feminist, anti-oppressive space. The discussion will be open, as they always were, to all genders and orientations, as well as all abilities, educational levels, classes, body types, ethnicities – basically, if you’re a person, you’re welcome!
It is important to note that Possibilities Calgary is a community discussion group and not a dating group.