Mods: not precisely Uhura-centric, so please pull if neccessary.
I noticed this Trek-centric panel scheduled for the October 19-20 GeekGirl con in Seattle:
Saturday, October 19 Is Star Trek a Feminist Utopia?Star Trek creates a utopian vision of the future, but do the traditional groups still come out ahead? How was violence against women depicted? Would anything have been different if there had been regular gay characters? What would a more feminist Trek universe look like and how is that being created in fandom? We will discuss whether the Star Trek universe is a feminine utopia, or if there's still a lot of work to be done.
If any S/U fans happen to attend, it would be interesting to have a report back. If you go, please post (earlier I thought I might attend but had a change in plans).
There's also a fan studies panel that sounds interesting, in addition to many other fascinating panels on a range of topics. TNG fans: Denise Crosby, AKA Lt. Tasha Yar will be there on Saturday.
Full event schedule here: http://www.geekgirlcon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GeekGirlCon13-FullStrategyGuide-WebVersion.pdf