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Friday, May 4
 

11:15am EDT

On the Edge: Tackling Sexuality in Anime/Manga
As the visibility of the LGBTQIA community is becoming more prominent in media, this panel is a look at Asexual, Intersexual, Bisexual, Pansexual, Non-Binary and Transgendered Characters in Anime and Manga. Come to discuss characters you already know or perhaps learn of ones that you never knew about._x000D_

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bellamy

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Bellamy

Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

3:15pm EDT

Genderqueer Representation in Anime
Compared to other forms of media, many forms of Japanese entertainment (including anime and manga) have been forerunners in the representation of genderqueer characters, however there are still many problems to be faced. In this presentation, we will discuss how genderqueer characters are currently represented and what improvements can be made.

Speakers
avatar for Channy and Ryan

Channy and Ryan

TeamJupiterDrops
Cosplay duo fighting gerblins and collecting dragons.


Friday May 4, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

6:45pm EDT

Taste the Rainbow: Diversity in Anime and Manga
Japan has always been on the forefront when it comes to pop-culture and animation, but they also have an impressive amount of diversity when it comes to characters and representation. Join us as we highlight some of the awesome characters that represent people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, various body types, religious affiliations, and gender. *We also have Skittles!*

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bellamy

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Bellamy

Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:45pm - 8:15pm EDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

8:30pm EDT

The Erasure of Queer* Women in Fandom Culture [18+]
Let's face it- queer women get the shortest end of the stick when it comes to fandom erasure and representation. Automatically marketed as "sexy" and "adult", it is difficult for queer women to have positive representation without dealing with erasure and censorship. Find out how you can help make a difference in how WLW are represented in your fandoms.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Fernandez

Gavin Fernandez

Cosplayer, Featured Panelist, Educator, Manifest Dreamer Cosplay
I'm a fan of proper LGBT education, Star Wars, and giant mutated plants.


Friday May 4, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

2:00pm EDT

Strong Female Characters in Fiction
What makes an interesting female character? Why do we identify with some fictional women and pan others? Why is it that so many series fail to provide their leading ladies with depth and real motivations? We will explore several characters in depth, assessing their strengths and flaws, as we explore what it takes to make female characters truly stand on their own. A product of SubStandard Science._x000D_


Sunday May 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 


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