Aug
4
to Aug 6

Summer In The City

I will be at this year's Summer in the City on four panels, and will be on the convention floor too if you'd like to say hi!

Saturday 5th August

2pm - Bullying and Harassment Online

3pm - LGBTQ+ Panel

5pm - The Creator - Viewer Relationship

Sunday 6th August

3pm - Women On YouTube 

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Jul
5
to Jul 8

London Pride Panel and Parade!

I'm going to be at London Pride this year with YouTube on their Google float marching in the parade. 

I'll also be on a panel at Google HQ in London about the issue of online harassment and abuse of LGBTQ+ people online.  You can get tickets through the YouTube Space London website!

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Jun
21
to Jun 24

Vidcon USA

I'm going to be at Vidcon for a second year!  This time you can find me running a workshop on Making YouTube Your Career, and moderating a roundtable for Featured Creators on "Quantity vs Quality in online video".

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Apr
7
to Apr 9

Vidcon EU

I'm going to be at Vidcon in Amsterdam (the first Vidcon outside the US, which is very exciting!)

Come see me on the Main Stage LGBTQ+ panel or join in with my interactive workshop on Using Social Media For Social Good!

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Mar
3
to Mar 5

ClexaCon 2017

I'm seriously excited to be going out to Vegas for this brilliant event focused on queer women and their representation in media.  The panels are be speaking on are:

  • Queerbaiting vs Queer Subtext
  • Using Fan Power for Good
  • Where are all the LGBTQ Children's Characters?
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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Trust Women Conference

I've been invited to the Trust Women Conference by YouTube, and will be vlogging and livestreaming from the event.  

The Conference aims to empower women worldwide and fight modern day slavery. 

Trust Women is committed to find real solutions to empower women and to fight slavery worldwide. The annual event brings together global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers in the field of women’s rights and anti-slavery.

The 2015 annual conference brought together 550 global leaders from 50 countries including Brazil, Australia, China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland. The two-day event reached 65 million people worldwide through extensive media coverage and highly interactive social media engagement.
— Trust Women Conference Website
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Oct
16
11:00am11:00am

Women in Geekdom Through the Ages

 

I am going to be a panellist on the Women in Geekdom Through the Ages panel discussion at York Geekfest.

The panel is about how women are presented in geek culture, from the birth of science fiction through to the present day and where things are heading.

We'll touch on topics such as character design in comics and visual media, the lack of female hobbits, Gamergate, the Bechdel test and more.

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Aug
12
to Aug 14

Nine Worlds Geek Fest

I will be back this year helping to organise this intersectional and inclusive geek convention. 

Timings are being finalised at the moment, but sessions I will be running, chairing, or speaking at are:

  1. Representation Matters (in casting) (Fri 10am)
  2. Make Friends and get Stuff Done: How to Build an Inclusive Community (Fri 5pm)
  3. Queer Coding in Disney (Sat 11.45am)
  4. Feminist Film Criticism (Sat 3.15pm)
  5. The Limitations of the Strong Female Character (Sun 10am)
  6. Respectability Politics in LGBTQIA+ Portrayals (Sun 1.30pm)
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Jun
23
to Jun 25

Vidcon

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I'll be at Vidcon this year as a featured creator! 

More details soon but I will be running my Women on Youtube Workshop, and facilitating a discussion on community building!

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Apr
22
to Apr 23

IRL Panel

I'll be attending the second IRL Panel, where some cool women will be talking about Friendship :D

"IRL is a panel and friendly networking event hosted by Emma Gannon and Laura Jane Williams, for women with a lot to say.

We believe the stories of women inspire other women. Cracking open the minds of impressively brazen and insightful leaders in business, tech, lifestyle, film, media and education, we discuss how to make opportunities, overcome obstacles, and cultivate self-empowerment at work and play."

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Feb
23
5:00pm 5:00pm

Women on YouTube Workshop

I am running a free workshop at the YouTube Space in London later this month. It will be an interactive workshop to discuss the opportunities and difficulties that come with creating and collaborating as a woman on Youtube. This will be a chance to share your ideas and experiences, and to meet other women on the platform.

Register here

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Nov
21
to Nov 22

Serialkon (Krakow, Poland)

 

I'm delighted to have been invited as a guest speaker at Serialkon, a Polish convention devoted to TV shows. In the spirit of most Polish sci-fi and fantasy cons, it's more similar to an academic conference, with papers and panels on a variety of subjects, which I'm very excited about as an academic nerd.

We're finalising the details soon, but I will be speaking about sexuality and diversity on TV, both in an individual presentation and some panels.

 

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Sep
25
to Sep 27

streaMART

I have a new short film in the works, and based on pre-production proposals I've been invited to this event run by Raindance and its Web Festival to talk to people in the digital world about it. 

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