If you’re gonna be at C2E2 in Chicago this weekend, you can check out TLF co-founder Keidra Chaney at these two panels:
Professional Geek: How to Turn Your Passion into A CareerApril 21, 2017, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
A panel of professional geeks from various industries, including video games, music composers, producers, podcasters, and journalists offer the audience sage advice for how to break into your chosen industry, and tell some funny stories of how they got into the jobs they’re in now. Includes a discussion on the different ways that being a geek can help you become a better professional, and advice on everything from copyright law to networking and turning your favorite thing into your career.
Behind The Parable And The Power: A Celebration Of The Black Women Creators Of The ‘Verse
April 22, 2017, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
The ladies from A Black Nerd Girl’s Journey and More Than Warriors And Weather Witches are back! This year, we’re going to celebrate the black women behind the pages and productions of our favorite stories from the ‘Verse. We will laud the history of their influence, analyze how far we still need to go, and hopefully hear from the audience how their favorite black women creators have inspired them to pursue their own geeky paths.
Photo by Betsy Scott