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Sunday, August 20 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Buffy at 20
Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 20th Anniversary highlighted the show's enduring legacy among the queer community. Like other queer cult favorites, Buffy explored feminism, chosen families, and how to survive when feeling othered. This conversation led by Ian Carlos Crawford of the Slayerfest 98 podcast will look at how the show wore its queerness on its sleeve, and the central messages it sent (and still sends) to its LGBTQ fans.

Moderators
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Ian Carlos Crawford

Ian Carlos Crawford is Associate Editor at the Geeks OUT blog, and co-host (with Mathew Rodriguez) of the Slayerfest 98 podcast. He has written for BuzzFeed, Comic Book Resources, and NewNowNext, is a photographer/regular at the historical Stonewall Inn, and is out and proud as a... Read More →

Speakers
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Ryan Houlihan

Comedian, Writer
Ryan Houlihan is a comedian and writer who specializes in federal politics and the Spice Girls. His work can be found in Teen Vogue, at The Outline, or in your local gay bar.
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Louis Peitzman

Louis Peitzman is a Senior Editor at BuzzFeed News, where he covers theater, television, and film. He plans to remain cookie dough forever.
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J.E. Reich

JE Reich is a Deputy Editor at Green Rush Daily, a fiction writer, and a former night/weekend editor at Jezebel. Follow them on Twitter @jereichwrites, where they make unforgivable dad jokes and continue their crusade as a Dawn Summers apologist.


Sunday August 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room C