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Friday, February 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bigger on the Inside

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Doctor Who has a long history of LGBTQIA+ characters, both those declared in canon and those we find in subtext, and embracing the world of diversity and acceptance. Our panel will discuss Bill’s time in the TARDIS, and the wider history of LGBTQIA+ characters in the show. We will also touch on our experiences as LGBTQIA+ fans and our experiences with the show and Doctor Who fandom.

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Heather Berberet

Psychologist, Doctor Who: On The Couch
I'm a relative late comer to Doctor Who, but am a die-hard fan. I love talking about this show from a psychological perspective and a creative one. Professionally, I help adults, couples, and adolescents heal from trauma.
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Stephen Birkett

Co-Pesenter, Web of Queer
I am a 66 year-old retired Biology teacher living in Strabane, Northern Ireland. I got involved with gay rights in Northern Ireland in 1976, at a time when homosexual activity was punishable by life imprisonment in the province. I have written a series of five novels covering fifty... Read More →
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Katrina Griffiths

Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
Katrina Griffiths is a Canadian podcaster, writer, and above all fangirl, She co-hosts the Doctor Who podcast Verity! Podcast with five other wonderful women, does all the work on her solo musicpodcast Start the Music!, and occupies an improviser position on the Doctor Who/improv... 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 →

Friday February 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
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