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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
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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]

5:30pm EDT

Star Wars is... Gay?
From Skysolo to Finnpoe, there is never a lack of LGBT representation in fanon Star Wars culture. What about the canonical universe? Believe it or not, this representation is not just in a galaxy far, far away- it's in plain sight. Explore the gay couples, LGBT allegories, and much more with our panelists.

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 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

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]

10:00pm EDT

Asexuality in Modern Media [18+]
Do you identify as being on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum? Or would you just like to know more about what it means to identify as one of these? Come and be part of the discussion about characters in movies, books, games, and other media who are, or could be, regarded as being ace, aro, or "grace." This is not a graphic panel, but parental guidance may be advisable.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Klotz

Laura Klotz

Laura, better known in fannish circles as Lady Norbert, is constantly shadowed by her best friend and self-appointed bodyguard, Andrea, and talks way too much about Dragon Age in her free time. She spends too much time on Tumblr and is known colloquially as the Adoptive Mother of... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
 
Saturday, May 5
 

5:30pm EDT

Yuri on Ice: Breaking the Yaoi Mold
Yuri On Ice was a smash success, breaking records for its genre. Its stellar performance comes from a delicate mixture of progressive choices combined with "safe" compromises. Learn the surprising history of what inspired it and the cultural context you may not know within this new classic!

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

8:30pm EDT

Steven Universe: Gay Space Rocks
Steven Universe is a cartoon that means a lot of things to a lot of people, and it holds an extra special place in the hearts of its LGBTQ+ fans. Even on the surface, it's easy to see why - but the connection runs much deeper. We're going to examine in detail how Steven Universe relates to the queer experience on every level: from characters, to relationships, to themes. Join our discussion and get an even broader perspective on why the LGBTQ+ community believes in Steven!

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

12:45am EDT

RuPaul: The Fishy, The Shady, and The Bitchy [18+]
Hey Kittie Gurls!!!! In this panel, we'll be looking back at the best and worst moments of RuPaul's Drag Race! Join us as we put on our best reading glasses and go back to the most iconic moments (and fashion) of Drag Race! The library is open! Officially. [A Manly Battleships® Production]

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda

Featured Panelist, Manly Battleships
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front... Read More →
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Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Sunday May 6, 2018 12:45am - 1:45am EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]
 


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