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Sunday, August 20 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The Changing Face of Nerd Journalism
We're entering a renaissance in nerdery. Now more than ever before, media personalities and journalists of color have poignant and influential voices that resonate throughout nerd culture. From the Gamergate scandal to the advent of BlerdNation, both high and low points are spotlighted. But what does this mean for the future? Is it mission accomplished? In this panel, we'll be talking about meeting challenges head on, working to effect change, and getting really real about the current climate of nerddom.


Valerie Complex

Valerie Complex is freelance writer and professional nerd. As a lover of Japanese animation, comics, and all things film, she is passionate about diversity across all entertainment media. Along with being a writer for Black Girl Nerds and an approved Rotten Tomatoes critics, she has written for sites and magazines such as The Nerdist, The Mary Sue, IGN, Geek... Read More →

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Edie Nugent

Edie Nugent was born and raised in New York City and works as a freelance writer and reporter who specializes in print and on-camera interviews. She is a staff writer for The Comics Beat, a television reviewer for Common Sense Media, and has worked as a contributing editor for We... Read More →
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Angélique Roché

ASquared Strategies
Angélique is a communications professional, attorney, poet, performer, former legislative aide for the United States Senate and political consultant. In addition to being a huge blerd, she was listed as one of emPower Magazine’s Rising Political Stars in 2014. | | She sta... Read More →
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Alexis Sanchez

Alexis is the creator and co-founder of Latinx Geeks, an online community for latinxs who love all things geeky and pop culture. She is a student by day and geek fangirl by night. There is nothing she loves more than snuggling up with her cat, Nox, and getting lost in the world o... Read More →

Sunday August 20, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room A