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Saturday, August 19 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Future of Queer Media
Where is queer entertainment falling short at the moment? What is key to getting more queer-focused entertainment? Movies like Moonlight and Carol, and series like Transparent and Orange is the New Black prove that audiences want to see LGBTQ characters and stories. Valerie Complex of Black Girl Nerds will moderate this ongoing conversation about how we can shape proper representation and sustain positive change in both the queer community and in our media.

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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 →

Speakers
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Robert Jones, Jr. (Son of Baldwin)

Creator, Son of Baldwin
Robert Jones, Jr. is a writer and proud blerd from Brooklyn, N.Y. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he earned both his B.F.A. with honors in creative writing and M.F.A. in fiction from Brooklyn College. He has been collecting comic books for over 40 years and was made an honorary... Read More →
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Tara Martinez

Tara Martinez is a New York based writer with a passion for entertainment and pop culture. She currently writes for Fan Fest and Film Inquiry, and covers film, television, and representations of women in the media.
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E. Oliver Whitney

E. Oliver Whitney is the senior editor at ScreenCrush.com where they review and cover film, TV, and LGBTQ topics in pop culture. They cover the Sundance, Toronto and New York film festivals, and are a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and GALECA. Oliver w... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room B