Black Lives in Fandom & Nerd Culture | The Con Guy

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On this week’s episode of The Con Guy – Ben Kliewer, KAtie Kawamoto, and Derek Samms are joined by special guests:
Chris Copeland – Director for Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix, Animation artist for Guardians of the Galaxy animated series.
Thomas Parham – Professor & Executive Director of the Film Department of Asuza Pacific University. Author of “Hailing Frequencies Open: Communication in Star Trek: The Next Generation” and writer of JAG TV Series.
Karen Thompson – Entertainment and Technology Attorney, Producer, STEM, and Sci-Fi GEEK!
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Watch the documentary 13th which covers the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741 Dive deeper. Take the Open Yale Course “African American
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