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Constance Gibbs

She/Her/Hers

Managing Editor
Black Girls Create
Participates in 5 items
Constance Gibbs is a writer, editor, photographer, podcaster, epic tweeter and TV junkie living in NYC. She currently a writer for an educational children’s magazine, the Managing Editor for Black Girls Create, and co-host of the Doctor Who podcast Time and Relative Blackness in Space. Connie is most often found tweeting about her favorite TV shows and pop culture from her hobbit hole that looks an awful lot like Hufflepuff House. Follow her on Twitter and most places: @ConStar24.

Sessions in which Constance Gibbs participates

Friday 9 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Wider Wizarding World

The Ministry of Magic is often vilified, and rightfully so. Yet, many of their services have the potential to make life in the Wizarding World better, especially at Hogwarts. While a Hogwarts High Inquisitor is an overreach of power, the school sorely needs a teacher certification process and strict requirements for those managing students' care (instead of leaving it to their swayable board of governors and inept magical governing body.) This session will consider the ways in which governmen...

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
The Muggle World

Are you a Potterhead of Color looking for a safe space to be nerdy with other fans of color? Come to this meetup to hang out and discuss your experiences with fandom, diversity in the Wizarding World, and our love for the Harry Potter books.

4:30 PM
4:30 PM CDT - 5:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
FandomThe Muggle WorldConstant Vigilance

In recent years, the Harry Potter franchise has made some controversial decisions that left some fans confused or even upset. How do we contend with these decisions while still supporting a series that has shaped our identities? Join the discussion about walking the fine line of critiquing what you love without completely bashing your spirit.

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Fan Creation

This meetup is specifically for all the Black cosplayers out there. Come dressed as any Wizarding World character (or original witch/wizard character), especially Black Hermione (!!). This is a gathering for people who often don't see themselves in canon or fandom to show out, take photos, mingle, see each other, and be seen. Come dressed in your best Wizarding gear! 

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Constant Vigilance

Voldemort’s philosophies and actions are extreme, but did wizarding society make it easy for him to thrive? In this panel, we will talk about the Statute of Secrecy, Ministry policies, and general societal attitudes that make it difficult for Muggle-borns to succeed and for Muggles to truly be protected both during and outside of the reign of Dark wizards.