An Arrowverse question and answer panel with our special guest: Juliana Harkavy! Juliana starred as Dinah Drake/Black Canary in seasons 5-8 of Arrow, and appeared as the character in multiple crossover episodes of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow!
In addition, she appeared as Alisha in season 4 of The Walking Dead, the Horror film The Last Shift, and Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2.
YOU will get the chance to ask her about her work at this special Q&A session!
A Q&A with Stefan Kapicic, who plays Colossus in the Deadpool franchise. YOU can ask him your questions about the past (or future???) of the franchise or any of his other work (such as his role as Casper on Better Call Saul).
A Q&A with Olaniyan Thurmon, who portrayed Teen Groot in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame! He will also discuss his efforts to educate people about and prevent bullying. And of course, YOU will get to ask your questions about Groot, the blockbuster Avengers films or his other work.
A Q&A with Catherine Sutherland, Nakia Burrise and Brennan Mejia where YOU can ask your questions about all things Power Rangers!
Geek Wellness Education presents a discussion (most likely via Zoom, depending on the status of COVID at the time) with clinical psychologist, award winning author and full-time geek, Dr Janina Scarlet. Superhero Therapy refers to incorporating characters from geek culture, including Superheroes and other characters from comic books, as well as characters from fantasy, science fiction, and video games into evidence-based therapy (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy). Dr Scarlet, a Ukrainian-born refugee, survived Chernobyl radiation and persecution. She immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 with her family and later, inspired by the X-Men, developed Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Dr. Scarlet is the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award by the United Nations Association for her work on Superhero Therapy. Her work has been featured on Yahoo, BBC, NPR, Sunday Times, CNN, CW, ABC, The New York Times, Forbes, the Nerdist, BuzzFeed, and many other outlets. She was also portrayed as a comic book character in Gail Simone’s Seven Days graphic novel. Dr. Scarlet currently works at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management in San Diego.
RPG Helpdesk is a Q&A style panel. The opening of the panel is general information for all RPG players (communication, safety tools, systems, etc.) provided by host Jesse Galena. Then the majority of the panel is the audience asking questions about tabletop RPGs; whatever you're interested in or need help with. Everything from making enjoyable NPCs, to useful prepping techniques to dealing with a problem player or whatever you bring up.
Visit Jesse at https://rexiconjesse.com/
Shawn Durington is an illustrator, educator, and puppet maker who has multiple learn to draw books for beginners to advanced artists. Based in Greenville, NC Shawn has been building adventures with his favorite monsters for families all over the world to enjoy. If you would like to find out more information about him please visit: www.shawndurington.com.
Victims and Villains is a non-profit organization that creates content through podcasts and film reviews to educate and engage individuals on mental health awareness and suicide prevention through pop culture. All of their content is made with the intent to connect individuals to the right mental health resources, break stigma surrounding mental health and remind you of your value as a human being.
I met them a few years back when I volunteered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and they had a booth set up. I think it's great that GWE aren't the only ones out there promoting mental health in the geek community...and I am a firm believer that we're all stronger when we work together...so they'll be doing a panel, and they'll have a table so you can stop by and chat with them anytime.
The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in the Southern United States.
Founded in 2013, the Library was started to promote the use of graphic novels, comics, and Japanese manga as genuine tools for improving literacy. The Library travels to conventions, book festivals, schools, and other libraries to set up free reading rooms of graphic novels. These reading rooms are free to enter and visitors have unrestricted access to over 5000 separate books from all genres and reading levels.
The volunteer staff is comprised of professional librarians, writers, artists, costume designers and other graphic novel enthusiasts. They generously give their time and efforts to be “weekend warriors” for literacy.