This year I’ve decided that instead of listing every panel I will be attending, but instead I will be suggesting the panels for the day that interest me. There will be some overlap in times and again, I will not be live tweeting from all of these panels. Keep an eye on The Nerdy Girl Express, @thenerdygirlexp, where I will announce which panel or event I am at so that you will know what I’m livetweeting. I will also be tweeting from the vendor floor and I will be sharing a bit on my personal twitter, @kleffnotes throughout the weekend. This article is also special because it includes a brief preview teaser of one of the web series debuting tonight, Passage from Tello Films.
10 am Runaways in Sylvia Rivera
10 am Queerer Than Thou: Policing and Dogma in Our Communities in Jeanne Córdova
11:15 am Lexa’s Legacy in Helen Zia
11:15 am Decolonizing Queer Spaces in Edie Windsor
12:30 pm One Day at a Time in Sylvia Rivera
12:30 pm Marketing and Selling Lesbian Fiction in Edie Windsor
1:45 pm Disabled and LGBT+ in Jeanne Córdova
3:00 pm Creating Inclusive Books and Podcasts in Jeanne Córdova
4:15 pm Lez Hang Out Live in Dorothy Arzner
5:30 pm Hollstein in Sylvia Rivera
5:30 pm Black, Queer, & Nerdy Women in Edie Windsor
5:30 pm The Power of Joy in Queer Media in Audre Lorde
5:30 Good Kisser Sneak Peak in Alice Walker
8:00 pm – 10:30 pm Web Series Premier Mixer and Friday Night Web Series Premieres in Alice Walker
During the Web Series Premiere tonight one of the series that will be debuting is Passage, which was the winner of the previous year’s Pitch to Production contest run by Tello Films. the all-female creative team including director Christin Baker, first time writer and director Hillary Esquina, and actors Nicole Pacent and Mandahla Rose will be in attendance tonight and throughout the convention. The series focuses on Ali Prader, a Janus agent in the secret organization known as Caelus. Her special abilities allow her to interact in a unique way with paranormal entities, but these skills don’t make balancing her life and work any easier, especially as she notices a shifting of power happening around her. The first two episodes let us see Ali on the job and working for the first time with her new protector agent, played by Mandahla Rose. You already get to see some ghosts, which is a definite plus, and we also get some information on some sort of mystery that is plaguing Ali in the course of her work. Every time she thinks she might have a lead it seems as though something happens that blocks her ability to get anywhere. We also get introduced to Nicole Pacent’s character and while I don’t want to reveal to much I will say the relationship between Ali and this character is very sweet, but tinged with sadness. The two episodes have me anxious for more and if you enjoyed shows like Warehouse 13, Ghost Whisperer, or anything paranormal, you will love Passage.
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