12 Days to ClexaCon London (and a surprise…)

It’s 12 days to ClexaCon London. I’m busy packing since my wife and I are headed over early next week. Yes, it’s as stressful as you think for a Southern Californian to remember how to pack for ‘winter.’ I can’t find my gloves!

But amongst all that stress, the planning for press interviews, the organizations of bags and house sitting, I had to just throw one more thing on the pile.

I’ll be on two panels for ClexaCon London!

Panelist

Mika's Bio which is the same as you'd see on this site. It also lists the panels I'll be on.

After I was confirmed as Press, ClexaCon reached out and asked if I’d be up for sitting on two panels. While it’s absolutely going to make my Saturday extra crazy, I’m an old hand at conferences and panels. After all, my day-job involves me going out around the world and giving talks about software. Talking about TV shows I love? That’s going to be even easier.

Lexa’s Legacy

Panelists: Helen Alison, Astrid Ohletz, Diana Calica, Mika Epstein, Shelbie Cohen
Moderator: Jess Kath

March 3rd, 2016. A devastating day that sparked a community of likeminded fans to find our voice together and a movement to demand positive LGBTQ+ representation was born.
The Lexa’s Legacy panel opened both the first and second ClexaCon with reflection on the immediate aftermath of that day and the incredible legacy it has left behind both in the fan community and on the media landscape. Here in London, members of LGBT Fans Deserve Better once again invite you to join us for a discussion and celebration with content creators around the enduring legacy of a character that has inspired the LGBTQ+ community to do and create extraordinary things. Our story is still far from over.

LGBT Fans Deserve Better Presents: Representation Matters UK

Panelists: Nur Ben-Hamida, Lola Keeley, Mika Epstein, Kerry Rush, Danielle Cox
Moderator: Jess Kath
Join LGBT Fans Deserve Better as they host a conversation to revisit some of your favorite U.K. shows with the best – and worst – of LGBT representation. From your favorite soap couples to Skins and everything in between, we’ll talk our favorite ships and most memorable LGBTQ+ moments past and present. We will also be presenting additional findings from our ongoing Euro Stats research project, where for the first time, we have collected data about the state of representation on European shows and their LGBTQ+ characters.

See You Soon, London!

I’ll be in London proper in just 10 days, and I’m super excited to be back. I haven’t have a chance to see the city much for a long time. And with 12 days to ClexaCon London, I’ll be squeezing in a lot in a little time. This is an amazing opportunity for me, and I can’t wait to hear what you all think about queer representation on TV.

If you’ve got burning questions you think I should ask, leave a comment here or drop us a line. I can’t promise to get them in, but I’ll sure try.

About Mika A. Epstein

Mika has been deep in fandom since she could say 'Trekkie.' With decades experience in running fansites, developing software, and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.

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