Disability and Representation in Sci-Fi/Fantasy

North 222C Panels and Events

Saturday June 3, 2023 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am

A Nielsen research study reports that 26% of Americans are disabled, yet only about 4% of films of TV shows feature a character with a disability... And what's offered in that representation, might not always be sensitive depictions... In this panel, we're going to discuss why there's been great progress in sci-fi and fantasy media in this, including actually casting actors with disabilities in roles that reflect their own.



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