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Friday, March 15 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Women in Metal: Why Is This Still An Issue in 2013?

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The heavy metal boys' club has always made it a bit tougher for the so-called fairer sex to be accepted within the testosterone-fueled world of denim & leather, but women have been swinging guitars and screaming for vengeance since the genre's inception. Yet, more often than not, their involvement is painted in shades of sparkly, patronizing pink or stuffed into a corset and told to smile pretty. Why are "women in metal" features still acceptable, and more so, why are they seen as necessary?
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Nathan Carson

Booking Agent/MusicianNanotear Booking/Witch Mountainproducer, writer, booking agent, metal dignitary, animator, drummer, dj, scenester-scum, cookie baker, you've probably slept on my floor.
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Laina Dawes

Music JournalistWriting is FightingLaina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points Books, 2012). A music and cultural critic and concert photographer, her writings and photography can be found in both print... Read More →
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Caryn Havlik

Writer/ContributorTom Tom MagazineDrummer Caryn Havlik has been playing for about 20 years, and contributes to Tom Tom Magazine as often as possible, most recently as guest co-editor of the “Metal” issue. She is one third of the metal band, Mortals, and teaches drums to folks... Read More →

Zeena Koda

Media PersonalitySiriusXM Radio

Mel Parsonz

MusicianRoyal Thunder

Friday March 15, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St