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Qualify for the early bird WeeM rates by registering today. Book your room by September 30th and request the spectacular WeeM rate of $107.

Program Details 2017*


“Backwards, in High Heels, and a Cape”: A History of Women in Comic Books


Comic books have been published in the USA for 80 years, developing a fascinating modern mythology. Loaded with heroes & villains, monsters & miracles, they have both reflected the times & portrayed ageless archetypes. The success of blockbuster movies based on comics has catapulted characters out of their brightly-colored niche into stardom. We’ll blaze through a couple dozen Maids of Might & Sisters of Steel, discussing why some have become famous (or infamous). We’ll celebrate Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman, the Black Widow, & yes, Squirrel Girl. Join us for superpowers and spandex!

Presenter’s Name

Alan Baltis

Presenter’s Bio

Alan Baltis is an alpha geek, an app/website/database developer, author, & speaker. A collector, with 100K+ comic books, magazines, books, puzzles, games, CDs, & LPs. Been to 48/50 state capitols with wonderful M wife Colleen. In Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not” for hugging 833 people in an hour. Mensa member for 40 years, in for life. Won on Jeopardy in 2013. Favorite color orange, favorite food deep-dish pizza, childhood hero Doc Savage. Email, friend him on Facebook!

*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.


  • Registration - May 11th is the last day to qualify for the special early bird discounts. Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th. (Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount.)
  • Lodging - The hotel is offering a spectacular WeeM rate of $107 through September 30th, subject to availability. Warning: Last year the hotel increased the rate late in June with little notice so book early! If the hotel block is full, please contact our WeeM Chair../images/email-regular.s.gif who will try to expand the block.

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