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Friday, February 16 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
State of Change: The Mainstreaming of Geek Culture

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Most of us over the age of, say, 35 remember that it wasn’t always cool to be a fan. There were all the signs of a secret society there, but it was all below board… and heaven forfend if you ever mentioned you were a fan of that silly sci-fi show on PBS with the guy wearing the scarf traveling in the blue box! Times have changed, and now geek culture is not only mainstream but the very heart of worldwide pop culture. We’ll discuss how things have changed for the better, and not so better, regarding fandom in the modern age, how fans relate to media and to each other, and how some elements of geek culture might in fact be a nostalgic illusion.

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Brian Biggs

President & CEO, Fanthropy Running Clubs
Brian is the President and CEO of Random Tuesday, Inc. RTI operates the four Fanthropy Running Clubs (Whovian Running Club, Potterhead Running Club, Chilton Running Club and Fandom Running Club) that motivate communities of fans to be more physically active while making a positive... Read More →
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Edward Green

Character Actor, Former Army Intelligence Analyst and Military Police Bomb Dog Handler. Nerd since the 1960s.
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Felicity Kusinitz

Mayor of Chickentown, The Flopcast
Doctor Who fan for over 30 years. Co-producer of The Flopcast, a silly, geeky pop-culture podcast on the ESO Network.
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Kim Rogers

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels
I just have a lot of feelings
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Lisa Tatge

Executive Producer, Cinemuseum, LLC
Executive Producer for CineMuseum, LLC. Helping to restore and preserve our silent film history for future generations. Day job: Avionics Test Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Always a Sci-Fi fan; Doctor Who Fan since the late 1970's.
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Stephen Webb

Writer / Podcaster
Stephen is a columnist for The Sartorial Geek and co-editor of "Why I Geek: An Anthology of Fandom Origin Stories", contributor to "Children of Time:The Companions of Doctor Who", and the "Outside In" series. He has co-hosted the Podcast Award nominated "Sunset & 42nd" and "The Coal... Read More →

Friday February 16, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
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