Garak and Queercoding in Trek

Saturday 01:00pm

Panelists:
Sue Kisenwether  Dan Deevy  

Queer-coding refers to the practice of giving characters stereotypically queer qualities without outright stating their sexuality.  It's quite common throughout classic sci-fi, especially among villains or individuals of questionable morality.  In Star Trek, the most notable example is Elim Garak, and we'll examine how this recurring character had such a large impact on the queer fanbase. 

Radisson Hotel Albany 205 Wolf Rd, Albany, NY 12205 October 27, 2018 Queer-coding refers to the practice of giving characters stereotypically queer qualities without outright stating their sexuality.  It's quite common throughout classic sci-fi, especially among villains or individuals of questionable morality.  In Star Trek, the most notable example is Elim Garak, and we'll examine how this recurring character had such a large impact on the queer fanbase.  October 27, 2018