Facing Race Day 1 Recap

I didn’t realize that I was considered an activist until a few years ago.  It was brought to my attention when I was invited to speak at the 2016 Facing Race National Conference over four years ago. The bi-annual conference brings together community organizers from across the country to discuss how to implement racial as well as gender equity and sustainability practices, which stretches into … Continue reading Facing Race Day 1 Recap

That Time When The Blerd Galaxy Board was On a SDCC Panel

Remember that time when the Blerd Galaxy Board members were on an SDCC panel with Jules Rivera and Camilla Zhang? Well, we were interviewed by CNN reporter Chris Morrow after the panel. Our interview posted weeks later. We found it and now we are sharing it with you. Listen as Vanee, Marqueeda, Regine, and Jonita joined by Jules and Camilla, all talk about Race, Gender, … Continue reading That Time When The Blerd Galaxy Board was On a SDCC Panel

#ComicCon@Home–Informative, But Pale: Shudder’s “Horror Is Queer” Panel

By Foxxy Jazzabelle ComicCon@Home released its “Shudder: Horror Is Queer” panel last Thursday evening as part of its virtual comic convention this year. As a queer Black woman who loves horror, my interests were quite piqued for this panel. But seeing the line-up of chosen panelists on my laptop screen left a lot to be desired. There were five guests chosen to be panelists, four … Continue reading #ComicCon@Home–Informative, But Pale: Shudder’s “Horror Is Queer” Panel

Blerd Galaxy Magazine SDCC 2020 Curated Recap YouTube Playlists

Comic-Con 2020 content is more accessible than ever. You can now watch all the panels from this year’s Con at your leisure on YouTube–from the comfort of your own home. No waiting rooms, or sold-out news to contend with. No overnight camping for Hall H necessary. No piecing together the panel from clips a week later. It is completely possible to see every panel offered … Continue reading Blerd Galaxy Magazine SDCC 2020 Curated Recap YouTube Playlists

#ComicCon@Home Panel: “Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic

By Michele St. Martin The SDCC Comic-Con at Home panel  “Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture and the Pandemic” was pretty much a roundtable discussion about how pop culture can contribute to mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also explored how the current state of affairs is shaping the entertainment industry and what we’re doing as a creative industry to help reshape the “stigma” … Continue reading #ComicCon@Home Panel: “Crazy Talk: Mental Health, Pop Culture, and the Pandemic

SDCC 2020–What’s It Like to Live a Sci-Fi Conspiracy Out Loud?

It’s Not a Conspiracy If It’s True Comic-Con at Home today kicked off with a roster of panels geared mostly toward teachers. Never has there been a panel so perfectly timed as the “Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Through Pop Culture” panel, which featured STEM teacher Guadalupe de la O, writer G.L. Lambert, teacher a YouTube personality J.D. Lombardi, and writer Justin Montgomery. Together, they hash … Continue reading SDCC 2020–What’s It Like to Live a Sci-Fi Conspiracy Out Loud?

The Month The Earth Stood Still: July With No SDCC

  For many of us in the nerd-world, July is our holiday season, and the third Saturday of July is Christmas. We prepare all year for this. We shop, create lists, and adorn ourselves with elaborate decorations. This is OUR time! San Diego Comic-Con: the Nerd Mecca. We lost our space. Now, what do we do when an evil virus shuts down our holiest of … Continue reading The Month The Earth Stood Still: July With No SDCC