Pippi to Ripley is a pop culture conference that invites scholars and fans of all ages to engage in conversations about media of all kinds. This year we have specific program elements designed for young people. Admission is free!

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Katharine Kittredge at kkittredge@ithaca.edu. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Schedule of Events - Saturday, April 27 - Textor and Friends Halls

Time Events
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Presentation: Putting the “Her” in Black Panther: A History of Black Panther Comics and their Depiction of Women 

Panel: Considering Classic Children’s Texts: Pippi Longstocking and Harry Potter

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Performance: The Tradition of Nigerian Storytelling with Aigbokhan Aloja Airewele
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Student Conversation with Award-winning Afrofuturist author Dr. Nnedi Okorafor. 

In addition to writing books that have won the highest awards in Fantasy and Science Fiction, Dr. Okorafor has also written popular books for young children
(Chicken in the Kitchen); middle-grade readers (Zahrah the Windseeker) and Young Adults (Akata Witch). She is currently writing an arc of Marvel’s Black
Panther, and a new HBO series based on her book Who Fears Death is in production.