ClexaCon Virtual Panels

Take a look at the incredible lineup of panels scheduled for ClexaCon Virtual!

All times listed below are PT (Pacific Time).

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

A Look into the LGBTQ+ Characters of Charmed
Panelists: Melonie Diaz, Bethany Brown
Moderator: Dr. Angela Aguayo

Mel and Ruby’s will they, won’t they relationship has kept Charmed fans guessing across seasons! Is Ruby it for Mel? Will they ever just get to be together? Get Melonie Diaz and Bethany Brown’s thoughts on the back and forth, LGBTQ+ representation in the reboot, and more in this panel.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Behind the Screen with Amy Acker
Panelists: Amy Acker
Moderator: Dana Piccoli

Amy Acker is back! Hear from Amy as she discusses her character on Person of Interest and the impact it has had on her career. Amy last joined us in 2018 so join us in welcoming her back and see if she misses the show as much as we do!

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Bering and Wells Reunion
Panelists: Jaime Murray, Joanne Kelly
Moderator: Dana Piccoli

Warehouse 13 fans rejoice! Join Joanne Kelly and Jaime Murray, who captured our hearts as Myka Bering and HG Wells, as they give us a behind the scenes look at what it took to bring their characters to life. Reminisce over favorite scenes and discuss the impact the Bering & Wells fans have on the continuing legacy of Warehouse 13.

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Chemisty 101 Presented by Bold Strokes Books
Panelists: Georgia Beers, Kris Bryant, Lyn Hemphill, Anne Shade, Victoria Villaseñor
Moderator: Carsen Taite

Welcome to Chemistry Class–the fun kind! You can’t create a convincing romance without that perfect, sometimes sweet, sometimes sexy, all-important chemistry. Join these best-selling romance writers as they discuss the importance of chemistry and the formulas they use to get it just right, keeping their readers turned on and turning the pages well into the night.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Grey’s Anatomy – Is There a Doctor in the House?
Panelists: Brooke Smith, Alex Blue Davis
Moderator: Dana Piccoli

Then and Now! Dr Erica Hahn was one of the first LGBTQ+ characters on Grey’s Anatomy, and the torch has been passed down to Dr Casey Parker. Listen in as Brooke Smith and Alex Blue Davis discuss portraying queer characters at the beginning of a show’s run vs the end. And what it’s like to be a part of such a long lasting piece of media.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

LGBTQ+ Actors – Saturday
Panelists: Lys Perez, Michelle Mary Schaefer, Jenna Laurenzo, Shaan Dasani, Troy Rocket
Moderator: Lez Hang Out

At every ClexaCon since year one we have made a point to highlight the actors who are loudly and proudly members of the LGBTQ+ community. This time we have so many amazing out LGBTQ+ actors that we are doing a panel Saturday *and* Sunday!

Come and support members of our community making a difference in front of the camera and hear them discuss their careers and the fears and realities of being queer and in the public spotlight. Hear about what it’s like to come out in the industry, how coming out and being out has affected the roles and opportunities that are available, what it’s like to portray a queer character as a queer person, and how they feel about the support of our community. Don’t miss this chance to hear from and support actors at the forefront of LGBTQ visibility in the industry.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

LGBTQ+ Actors – Sunday
Panelists: Emily Goss, Clarissa Thibeaux, Iyari Limon, Vico Ortiz, Leo Sheng
Moderator: Lyra Hale

At every ClexaCon since year one we have made a point to highlight the actors who are loudly and proudly members of the LGBTQ+ community. This time we have so many amazing out LGBTQ+ actors that we are doing a panel Saturday *and* Sunday!

Come and support members of our community making a difference in front of the camera and hear them discuss their careers and the fears and realities of being queer and in the public spotlight. Hear about what it’s like to come out in the industry, how coming out and being out has affected the roles and opportunities that are available, what it’s like to portray a queer character as a queer person, and how they feel about the support of our community. Don’t miss this chance to hear from and support actors at the forefront of LGBTQ visibility in the industry.

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LGBTQ+ Asian Creators on Representation
Panelists: Emily Gutierrez, Donna Choo, Terri Furyaya
Moderator: Alyx Bui

The impact of visibility in the media is undeniable. Perceptions are formed through what we see and hear. With diversity on screen beginning to rise, Asian representation is still battling to be given the equal footing it rightfully deserves. Join us as we discuss the impact these stories can have, share your favorite characters and debate what needs to be done to get better all round representation on screen for the Asian community.

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LGBTQ+ Web Series
Panelists: Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera, Marina Rice Bader, Elishia Constantine, Kristina Pupo, Ashlei Shyne
Moderator: Kathleen Harquail

Join this experienced group of LGBTQ+ creators to hear about their experiences creating stories and characters for our community. Learn about the challenges and rewards, tips for getting your stories made and seen, and hear stories about what it has been like creating content during the pandemic.

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Mazikeen – Taming Your Inner Demon
Panelists: Lesley-Ann Brandt
Moderator: Jessica Mason

From the pages of the beloved comic book, to the small screen phenomenon, Lucifer has gained loyal fans and a reputation for being an unapologetic look into the deepest desires of humanity. Without a doubt one of the most popular characters on page and on screen is Mazikeen, the pansexual demon body guard of Lucifer who struggles to find her own place in the mortal world. Lesley-Ann Brandt gives us an inside look at what it takes to play such an iconic role, how Maze fits in with the relationships she is forging and her hopes for Maze’s future. 

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Mental Health & Wellness in the LGBTQ+ Community
Panelists: Annie Segarra, Winny Clarke, Bianca Mujica
Moderator: Nikki Caster

While this past year took a toll on many of us physically, it’s the emotional piece that also needs healing. Join this group of artists, activists and wellness professionals in an uplifting discussion about self-care and healing.

 

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Queer Television Writers
Panelists: Regina Y. Hicks, Fawzia Mirza, Marja-Lewis Ryan, Shamim Sherrif
Moderator: Riley Silverman

Do you ever dream about writing for your favorite television show? Or are you curious what it takes to take an idea and get it onto TV? Join this esteemed panel of creators who have written for television series including The L Word: Generation Q, Girlfriends and Insecure, as well as creating their own shows for TV. Hear about their journeys and what it takes to bring authentic LGBTQ+ stories to the small screen.

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Razor Sharpe: A Chat with Jes Macallan
Panelists: Jes Macallan  
Moderator: Jessica Mason

Legends of Tomorrow has become one of the most LGBTQ+ and queer-fandom friendly shows on TV. Join Jes McCallan (Ava Sharpe) to talk about her role on the show, how the LGBTQ+ community has embraced her, and hear what it’s like to time travel, fight unicorns, re-write history, and all the other wonderful and wacky events that take place in Legends.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Realm Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Wonder Woman: Heartless’
Panelists: Natalie C. Parker, Tessa Gratton, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Heidi Heilig, Tiana Camacho, Amanda Rose Smith
Moderator: Karama Horne

Watch this excluive sneak peak of the new Wonder Women audio book from Realm!

When a magical threat targets both Washington’s elite and it’s most marginalized, Wonder Woman and the Crimson Avenger unite to mete out justice. https://www.realm.fm/shows/wonder-woman

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Rise of the Alphabet Mafia on TikTok and other social networks
Panelists: Kim Fernandez aka Angel Knives, Vico Ortiz, Mariel Taren, Breanne Williamson, Ellie Brigida
Moderator: Megan Mitchell

Alphabet Mafia members, assemble! With people’s shortening attention spans, and a plethora of social networks to choose from how do you build and maintain community online? These panelists have a pretty good idea. Listen in as they share their experiences and expertise.

 

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Scream Queens: Queer Fear in Media
Panelists: Jane Clark, Dana Piccoli, Emily Goss, Jaclyn Chessen
Moderator: Alyx Bui

Join these actors, creators and media personalities for an evening panel dedicated to the horror genre with an LGBTQ+ twist! 

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Slow Burn: Teenage Bounty Hunters
Panelists: Maddie Phillips, Devon Hales
Moderator: Caitlyn Clear

Enemies to lovers is a trope we all love, and Stepril gave us all that we wanted – except a happy ending! Devon Hale and Maddie Phillips join us to talk about Teenage Bounty Hunters, all things Stepril, and what it’s like to be a part of such a popular ship.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

The Flame Musical
Panelists: Ellie Brigida, Caitlyn Clear, Leigh Holmes Foster, Valerie Lohman
Moderator: Kathleen Harquail

From the creators of the Lez Hang Out podcast comes The Flame: A Podcast Musical. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a musical podcast from the team currently creating a musical podcast! The difficulties, the joys and everything in between.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

The State of Independent Queer Cinema
Panelists: Shantell Yasmine Abeydeera, Naomi Bennett, Madeleine Lim, Andria Wilson Mirza, Jenni Olson, Sav Rodgers
Moderator: Anna Margarita Albelo

With Netflix, Hulu and Amazon buying fewer indie films and spending their considerable dollars on more star-driven content, what is the future of independent queer cinema? Our community has historically existed on the independently-financed outskirts of Hollywood, but with a newfound proliferation of queer representation in mainstream titles such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Ammonite, Legends of Tomorrow, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Wynona Earp etc., where does indie content fit in? Most mainstream queer representation is still consolidated in the sidelines of screen time with best friend/sidekick roles, so who is left to put fuller, more intersectional stories front-and-center? This panel will discuss the future of queer indie cinema.

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Unholy Misfits: The Disciples of Warrior Nun
Panelists: May Lifschitz, Kristina Tonteri-Young, Toya Turner
Moderator: Lyra Hale

Warrior Nun came out with a bang in it’s freshman season! Join Kristina Tonteri-Young, May Lifschitz, and Toya Turner as they dish about all the things fans are dying to know! What does it take to film a kick-ass fight scene? What’s it like playing LGBTQ+ demon-fighting nuns? What do you see in store for your characters (no spoilers of course!)?

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Visual Storytelling
Panelists: Katy Ferina, Ajuan Mance, Celia Moscote, Gabby Rivera
Moderator: Caitlyn Clear

There are many ways to tell our stories, for example, through film, literature and the visual arts. These accomplished storytellers have mastered the mediums of graphic novels, illustration and writing. Join us to discuss their process as well learn about their current projects. 

Announcing ClexaCon Virtual 2021 taking place April 16-18

Women of Sci Fi
Panelists: Kristin Bauer, Mary Chieffo, Felicia Day, Nana Visitor
Moderator: Riley Silverman

Are you a Sci-Fi fan? Then you’ve probably seen all of these amazing panelists multiple times! From Supernatural to Star Trek, and True Blood to Buffy, they’ve starred in a range of legendary shows we’ve all loved. Don’t miss your chance to catch this incredible group together in one place discussing women in sci fi!