10-12 July 2020

Cancelled

June is Pride month, and our sister shows are coming together to celebrate!

Check out our schedule of livestreams below, and follow along with our social media on facebook, twitter and instagram to take part in digital parades, special art prompts and more all week.

DONATE TO SWITCHBOARD LGBT+ HELPLINE HERE 

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A portion of all pride merch sales will be donated to a variety of LGBTQ+ organizations from across the globe. Check out the organizations below and don't forget to wear your pride!

BUY YOUR MERCH HERE

Pride merch sales are supporting…

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    • LGBTQ+ Voices in Middle Grade & YA // 5PM

      Join Jessi Zabarsky (Witchlight), Trung Le Nguyen (The Magic Fish), and Terry Blas (Hotel Dare) as they discuss writing graphic novels for younger audiences, the importance of LGBTQ+ voices and stories, and creating worlds both magical and real. Moderated by Samantha Puc, comics & gaming editor at CBR and co-creator and editor-in-chief at Fatventure Mag. 
      Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop

    • LGBTQ+ In Japan: The Yuri on Ice Problem // 10PM

      At a glance, it seems like Japan has made a lot of progress in LGBTQ+ areas. After all, with the popularity of shows like “Yuri on Ice” how can things not be better?  In this panel, Jan Geshem Verle will take us through an extensive look at current affairs in Japan and compare them to what’s going on Stateside.
      Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop

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    • Pride Tutorial with James Mac from BBC's Glow Up // 4PM

      Take a break from your day and
      join James Mac for a step-by-step tutorial of stunning makeup artistry. Watch as the talented BBC Three Glow Up contestant takes us through an amazing makeup transformation 
      Watch on YouTube.com/MCMExpo
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    • Pride in Comics: Teaching Graphic Novels with LGBTQ Representation // 5PM

      Diversity in gender and sexual identity has always been an important issue. As more and more teachers seek to broaden the representation in their choice of instructional texts as well as those housed in their classroom libraries, guidance is often needed behind utilizing these texts responsibly and respectfully. What is the best way to bring these books to their students while ensuring that the questions they raise in classrooms and school communities are answered
      intelligently and accurately? This panel of educators and creators will talk to these concerns and offer guidance on which graphic novels work best and which instructional strategies are most effective. 
      Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop
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    • Queer Characters in Magical Worlds // 10PM

      From birds of prey to ominous black doors, the magical worlds created by Anna-Marie McLemore (DARK AND DEEPEST RED), A.M. Strickland (BEYOND THE BLACK DOOR), Alex London (THE SKYBOUND SAGA), and Aiden Thomas (CEMETERY BOYS) are both intense and enchanting. Join these four prominent YA authors as they discuss why writing LGBTQ characters and stories is so important to them, and the importance of queer voices in fantasy books. This program will be moderated by Dahlia Adler, YA author and journalist at BuzzFeed Books.
      Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop

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    • Fan-picked She-Ra Episode Live Tweet Watch-along // 3PM 
      Stay tuned for more info on how to let us know which episode you’d like to watch with us!

    • Creator Roundtable feat. Tini Howard, Vita Ayala, and Leah Williams // 10PM
      A discussion of X-Men and other texts Vita, Leah, and Tini have found formative and how that has influenced their work, contemporary comics, and what changes panel members would like to see in the future of the comics industry.  

      Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop

 

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    • Drag-ony Aunt with Alfie Ordinary // 5PM
      Join us for this comedy chat show web series with Brighton-based Award-Winning Drag Prince, Alfie Ordinary. Join Alfie as they tackle your burning questions, all while dazzling us with their fabulous advice and serving an out of this world look from a British icon...
      Watch on YouTube.com/MCMExpo
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    • Pride in Comics with ComiXology Originals // 7PM
      Every hero has an origin story – the defining moment where they took the leap into greatness… and so do your favorite comic book creators! Join some of the industry's brightest LGBTQ comic creators, in a tell-all panel where they’ll recount their comics beginnings, telling inclusive stories, and their journey to stardom. Including Claudia Aguirre (Lost On Planet Earth), Danny Lore (Quarter Killer), Joe Glass (The Pride). Moderated by Greg Lockard (Liebestrasse).
      Watch on YouTube.com/MCMExpo
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    • Queer Enough: LGBTQ+ Stories in Comics in the Mainstream from Aftershock Comics // 10PM
      A panel about the struggle of appealing to a broader audience without decentering queer narratives and characters. The tension between wanting to reach a broader audience, but still wanting to tell queer stories and the tension that can sometimes create within the LGBQT+ community. What happens when LGBQT+ creators try to move into the mainstream? This panel would also be a good place for creators to talk about upcoming work. 
    • The Growing Pains of LGBTQ+ Representation in Games // 11:30PM
      Games media is in a transitional phase when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation. There’s missteps and triumphs, push back for both commercializing representation and not having enough of it. When studio goals meet audience expectations, what qualifies as a success? Join narrative designers Sisi Jiang, Emily Grace Buck, Zaire Lanier, and Tori Schafer as they discuss the current state of LGBTQ+ representation in games. 
      Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop

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    • Eurogamer's Celebrating Pride Gaming livestream in aid of Switchboard - the LGBT+ Helpline // 12PM
      Exclusively in aid of Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline, from 12-6pm. We'll be playing some LGBTQ+ games and finishing off with a special Pride-themed addition of our Happy Hour Tavern Time series, possibly with some guests...  
      Watch the livestream on YouTube.com/Eurogamer
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    • Mark Gatiss responds to iconic Doctor Who & Sherlock moments // 7PM
      Mark Gatiss, actor, co-creator and executive producer, joins ReedPop fans from across the world as we take a look through Mark’s most memorable scenes on Doctor Who and Sherlock.  
      Watch on YouTube.com/MCMExpo

    • Scream, Queen! LIVE - My Nightmare On Elm Street // 8PM 
      Some have called it the 'gayest horror movie ever made,' but for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true. 35 years after its initial release, Patton sets the record straight about the controversial sequel and the experience that halted his career before it even began.
      Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia5togt44l8
      Watch the panel live on YouTube.com/ReedPop

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    • Cosplay with Pride  // 4PM 
      LGBTQ cosplayers from around the country talk feelings on Pride week, Cosplay, and experiences with cosplaying. This amazing group offer fabulous Cosplay tips and heartfelt thoughts on being your unique self through costuming. 
      Stay tuned to our social media channels Saturday for more Cosplay and Pride shout outs! Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop

    • Big Questions: Who are the Most Iconic LGBTQ Characters in Comics? // 6PM
      From Watchmen to Powerpuff Girls, Michael Ajih, Chris Jones and Alex Norris discuss their favourite and most iconic LGBTQ+ characters in comics and media.
      Watch on YouTube.com/MCMExpo
       

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    • Fan-picked Spongebob Squarepants Episode Live Tweet Watch-along // 3PM
      Check back here for more info on how you can tell us which episode you’d like us to highlight and discuss! 

    • Exclusive Q&A with Mark Gatiss in aid of Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline // 6PM 
      Actor, co-creator and executive producer who has worked on Doctor Who and Sherlock answers fans most burning questions in an exclusive Q&A Event across the world. This paid for panel is brought together in aid of Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline 
      Buy your tickets here

    • Pride was a Riot: QTPOC Art in Revolutionary Times // 7:30PM

      It’s hard to tell how history will look back on the moment we’re living through now, but it feels fair to say that 2020 has already been a year like no other. In the midst of a global pandemic and national conversations on white supremacy & police brutality, the movement for Black lives has exploded. And, as it was at the Stonewall riots of 1969, queer and trans people of color are at the forefront - painting a picture of what their thriving community can look like. Literally!

      Join Nic Gitau, President of Geeks OUT and Steering Committee Member of Flame Con - the world’s largest LGBTQ comic con, in conversation with illustrators Kae Goode and Colin Laurel, as they discuss how art can build a movement.
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      Watch on YouTube.com/ReedPop