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We’ll be in Las Vegas this weekend at Wizard World and we couldn’t be more excited. Below are times for panels we are running plus panels on which our GGA Founder, Audrey Kearns and contributor, Matt Key will be appearing. Keep scrolling down for a deeper description of the panels.

We’d love to see you AND Audrey has free GGA pins!!!

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Geek Girl Authority and Legion of Leia’s ICON-O-CLASH Panel, Saturday at 4pm

GEEK GIRL AUTHORITY PANELS

  • GGA and Legion of Leia, SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 4:00 – 4:45PM ICON-O-CLASH 2015: THE FINAL FEMME (ROOM S233)
  • GGA and 5 Truths and a Lie, SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 6:30 – 7:15PM 5 TRUTHS AND A LIE (ROOM S229)
  • GGA and Legion of Leia, SUNDAY, APRIL 26: 12:00 – 12:45PM FEMALE HEROES: THEN AND NOW (ROOM S231)

GGA’s Audrey Kearns’ Panel Appearances

  • FRIDAY, ARPIL 24: 4:00 – 4:45PM EMPOWERING WOMEN IN FANDOM (ROOM S233)
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 24: 5:30 – 6:15PM THE FEMALE SUPERHERO: WHAT IS THE FEMALE PROTAGONISTS’ SECRET WEAPON? (ROOM S231)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 12:30 – 1:15 HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GEEK (ROOM S229)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 2:30 – 3:15PM WHAT HAPPENED TO THE UPPER-MID-BUDGET BLOCKBUSTER? (ROOM S229)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 4:00 – 4:45PM ICON-O-CLASH 2015: THE FINAL FEMME (ROOM S233)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 5:00 – 5:45PM SPOILERS! PHASE THREE SPECULATION ON THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (ROOM S233)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 6:30 – 7:15PM 5 TRUTHS AND A LIE (ROOM S229)
  • SUNDAY, APRIL 26: 12:00 – 12:45PM FEMALE HEROES: THEN AND NOW (ROOM S231)

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GGA’s Matt Key Panel Appearances

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 12:30 – 1:15 HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GEEK (ROOM S229)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 4:00 – 4:45PM ICON-O-CLASH 2015: THE FINAL FEMME (ROOM S233)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 5:00 – 5:45PM SPOILERS! PHASE THREE SPECULATION ON THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (ROOM S233)
  • SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 6:30 – 7:15PM 5 TRUTHS AND A LIE (ROOM S229)

Panel Descriptions for Wizard World Las Vegas

FRIDAY, ARPIL 24: 4:00 – 4:45PM EMPOWERING WOMEN IN FANDOM (ROOM S233) This panel aims to address the positive aspects of being a woman in fandom. Women can often be marginalized within the geek community. We will focus on the empowering aspects of being a girl geek and part of a larger wonderful community. The panel will examine women in fandom as a growing positive, powerful cultural and commercial influence. The panelists will offer personal experiences, insights, and advice in the following subject areas; cosplay, gaming, fanfiction, social media, and safety. The panelists will include female gamers, bloggers, cosplayers, and entrepreneurs in the fandom world.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24: 5:30 – 6:15PM THE FEMALE SUPERHERO: WHAT IS THE FEMALE PROTAGONISTS’ SECRET WEAPON? (ROOM S231) With the rise of female protagonists transforming the Hollywood hero and leading literary figures, the perspectives for women leaders is rapidly evolving. Hear Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.comAudrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority, Five Truths and a Lie) Pam van Hylckama Vlieg (D4EO Literary Agency) PJ Perez (Pop Goes the Icon) and Chelle Dey(Shenanigans) discuss the secret to their favorite female characters and how creators are knocking down cultural barriers, societal sexism, as well as influencing pop culture and the entertainment industry at large

SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 12:30 – 1:15 HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL GEEK (ROOM S229) If you are a geek and want to make money as one, then this is the panel for you! Come listen to Audrey Kearns(GeekGirlAuthority.com, Five Truths and a Lie), Alan “Sizzler” Kistler (Writer of New York Times Best Seller, Doctor Who: A History), Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan, Legion of Leia), Jeffrey Henderson (storyboard artist for Spider-Man 3 and The Dark KnightBonnie Gordon (ABC’S The Quest) and Xander Jeanneret (TBS’s King of the Nerds), and moderator Matt Key(Popcorn Talk’s Marvel Movie News) share stories about what it means to be a professional geek, how they got started, what unforeseen pitfalls they encountered and how you too can get paid to do what you love!

SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 2:30 – 3:15PM WHAT HAPPENED TO THE UPPER-MID-BUDGET BLOCKBUSTER? (ROOM S229) Remember when we used to go to the movies every summer not only to see sequels and comic-book movies, which are great, but we also went to see movies based on great new ideas and unknown properties, all of ’em presented with what we’ll call an “upper mid-budget” amount of money? Remember movies like TOTAL RECALL? Or ROBOCOP? Or DIE HARD, before it spawned countless lesser sequels and imitators? Or even THE MATRIX. Of course, we all love comic books, but why can’t a movie as inventive and entertaining as EDGE OF TOMORROW (which was based on a manga!) succeed in today’s marketplace?

SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 4:00 – 4:45PM ICON-O-CLASH 2015: THE FINAL FEMME (ROOM S233) Ripley vs. Buffy. Xena vs. Starbuck. Hermione vs. Wonder Woman. Who would win? Who SHOULD win? You tell us! After a long and arduous online battle between 64 female heroes, GEEK GIRL AUTHORITY and LEGION OF LEIA, will reveal The Elite Eight women of the ultimate ICON-O-CLASH Tournament. Engage in a lively debate in this exciting, fan-centric panel where the jokes run free and the fandom flows deep! Your votes will determine the Final Four, the Top Two, and then the tournament champion, The Final Femme! Ellen Ripley won the Inaugural 2014 ICON-O-CLASH Tournament, will she reign supreme again? Join Moderator Audrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority, 5 Truths and a Lie), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Cocktails with Sam), Matt Key (The Groundlings, Popcorn Talk’s Marvel Movie News), Joseph Scrimshaw (Obsessed, Rifftrax, TableTop), Alan Kistler (Writer of New York Times Best Seller, Doctor Who: A History), Melissa McQueen(McQueen of Divas Isis/Shazam Parody, Dorks of Yore), Pat Kilbane (Mad TV, Dorks of Yore) and Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG.com) for the fun times!

SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 5:00 – 5:45PM SPOILERS! PHASE THREE SPECULATION ON THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE (ROOM S233) If you read comics at all, chances are good that you have your own theories on what’s to come in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how Feige, Whedon, the Russo brothers and James Gunn are shaping it all up. Come listen to comic book experts, Audrey Kearns (GeekGirlAuthority.com, Five Truths and a Lie), Alan “Sizzler” Kistler (ComicBookResources.com, Mary Sue Contributor, writer of Doctor Who: A History), Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan, Legion of Leia), Jeffrey Henderson (storyboard artist for Spider-Man 3 and The Dark Knight) and moderator Matt Key (Popcorn Talk’s Marvel Movie News) discuss what is to come and answer all your burning questions!

SATURDAY, APRIL 25: 6:30 – 7:15PM 5 TRUTHS AND A LIE (ROOM S229) We have six geeky storytellers tell a 5 minute story from their lives based on one theme. However, one of the storytellers is lying through their pretty little teeth. Come by and see if you can guess the liar! Hilarity and good times guaranteed! THEME: WRETCHED HIVE OF SCUM AND VILLAINY – STORIES OF SHADY CHARACTERS AND DIRTY DEEDS. Storytellers include Jenna Busch (Cocktails with Stan, Legion of Leia), Matt Key (The Groundlings, Popcorn Talk’s Marvel Movie News) and Joseph Scrimshaw (Obsessed, Rifftrax, Tabletop) and Melissa McQueen (McQueen of Divas Isis/Shazam Parody, Dorks of Yore)Jeffrey Henderson (storyboard artist for Spider-Man 3 and The Dark Knight) Hosted by Audrey Kearns(GeekGirlAuthority.com). (5 Truths and a Lie has been doing live storytelling shows and podcasts since 2010. Stories can be found at fivetruthsandalie.com)

SUNDAY, APRIL 26: 12:00 – 12:45PM FEMALE HEROES: THEN AND NOW (ROOM S231)Join Jenna Busch and Audrey Kearns as they discuss female heroes and how they’ve evolved over time, from Princess Leia to Wonder Woman to Ms., then Captain Marvel. Which characters started as love interests and made the jump to superheroes? Did Wonder Woman really act as a secretary for the Justice League? The evolution of female costumes and why you can’t fight in boob armor. Seriously, you can’t.

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