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Friday, February 12 • 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Out of the Closet and Into the TARDIS

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It’s no secret that Doctor Who has an enormous popularity amongst gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered friends on both sides of the Atlantic. But what is it about this show, as opposed to any of the other shows, that brings everyone together? We’ll have a sensitive and thoughtful discussion about the mainsteam appeal of Doctor Who to the LGBT community.

Panelists
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Byron Bonsall

Geek before it was chic. Growing up in Nebraska in the 80's and watching Doctor Who was sometimes a challenge (thank you PBS). But I wouldn't have had it any other way. Now living in San Francisco, this is my fifth Gallifrey One (I still get all fan boy when I meet people from... Read More →
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Mikayla Micomonaco

Attendee, The Web of Queer
Mikayla Micomonaco is an aerospace engineering master’s student. When not desperately writing their thesis, they can be found talking about queer representation and Doctor Who on The Web of Queer podcast and writing about asexual and aromantic representation.
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Jean-Marie Navetta

Jersey girl exiled in California, LGBTQ educator, high femme in great shoes, and, above all, lifelong geek. Ask me about anything, but bonus points to you if it discusses in the intersection of LGBTQ acceptance and pop culture. (Triple points if you can work feral cats into the conversation... Read More →
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Riley Silverman

Writer/Comedian, SYFY Fangrrls, Nerdist, Bubble
I was the official Nerdist reviewer for Doctor Who series 11, I'm also a writer for SYFY Fangrrls, and the International Waters and Bubble podcasts, I've appeared on WhoHaHa, Comedy Central, and I'm right behind you right now. Don't turn around, it's already too late.

Friday February 12, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm PST
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