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Sunday, August 20 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Queer Nerd Powers Activate!: Building Confidence To Take on Trolls
We've all had our own experiences when our identities clash with our hobbies. Maybe it's dealing with toxic homophobic and transphobic slurs in online gaming. Maybe it's the microaggressions we see and the things we hear whispered about our cosplay. Thanks to our involvement with LGBTQ organizations, our panel has found all kinds of ways to deal with it. Whether we're enlightening our friends or putting trolls in their place, we want to share what we've learned with you.

Moderators
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Johnathan Gibbs (blasianFMA)

Founder, Edugaytion
Johnathan Gibbs - Founder of Edugaytion, QPOC online personality blasianFMA, past panelist and moderator for Pax East (3 Consecutive Years), Producer for The Koalition, contributing editor at King of Reads and former contributing editor at 2D-X.com (now defunct). Talk to me about... Read More →

Speakers
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Zachary Ares

BuzzFeed
Anna-May Wrong / Zachary Ares is a BuzzFeed personality on "The Library: A RPDR recap". He has a US/Server first on WoW, Diamond Rank S1 on StarCraft II, Placed 71st during the 2006 MtG MI season, and was a lovely 7th alternate for Miss Rockbar 2016. Oh and also has a Cannes Fi... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Chang

Jonathan Chang

Jonathan Chang has written articles and produced podcasts about science, technology, and geek culture for ABCNews.com, Science Friday, Nature Medicine, and Popular Mechanics. Today, he's a professional tutor and active musician in the Queer Urban Orchestra and NYC Gay Men's Choru... Read More →
avatar for Jo Lee

Jo Lee

Recording & Digital Media Artist
Born and raised in Brooklyn before the Great Hipster Diaspora, I'm a recording and digital media artist. Being largely self-taught, I believe tenacity is the only thing that limits your ability to make something awesome. I believe magic is only a matter of perspective... Read More →
avatar for Dennis Moran

Dennis Moran

Animator // Storyboard artist // Mystic - Creator of Tales from the Sixth Sun, Special Effects Animator on Niko and the Sword of Light, and member of NYCGMC.


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