Hello Fandom family! We've got some big announcements for you, so hold on to your seats!
If you've been following us on social media, you know that we are brimming with excitement at the chance to bring you an exclusive special preview of LOOKING FOR LEIA at Dragon Con 2019. We've been hard at work in post-production to complete this docu-series, and we are thrilled to be sharing a first look with you in just a few short days!
Our panel will also include a Q&A with our director Annalise Ophelian, our art director Alyssa Bradley, and three very special guests who are featured in LOOKING FOR LEIA. We're excited for you to meet author Tracy Deonn Walker, and Stardust Builders Initiative co-founders and droid builders Naila Browne and Christina Cato!
We hope you can join us on Friday, 8/30, in the Hyatt Hanover C-E for this special screening event! The first 50 attendees will receive LOOKING FOR LEIA swag bags, so show up early!
After our special screening and Q&A, we'll be celebrating with a fan meetup in the Twenty-Two Storys brewpub in the Hyatt. We'd love to spend some time geeking out with our friends and supporters to mark this momentous occasion!
If that's not enough, our director Annalise will be making several panel appearances throughout the weekend, and we hope to see you there! Her entire schedule is as follows:
Star Wars 'Looking for Leia' Screening
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Hanover C-E - Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Join filmmaker Annalise Ophelian for a sneak preview of LOOKING FOR LEIA, an upcoming docu-series about women and non-binary fans who found identity, connection, and purpose in their love of the galaxy far, far away. A Q&A with cast & filmmakers to follow the screening.
Panelists: Annalise Ophelian, Alyssa Bradley, Tracy Deonn Walker, Naila Brown, Christina Cato
Representation Matters: Star Wars
Time: Sat 07:00 pm Location: A706 - Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: As the Saga keeps expanding, from The Last Jedi to Solo to the books & comics, are we finally getting a more diverse universe where more people are able to see themselves represented? Our fan panel discusses what's been done & the work still to do to prove Star Wars is for everyone.
Panelists: Annalise Ophelian, Marie Wilson, Melissa Perez, John Robinson, David Parry
Play All: Psychology of a Binge Viewer
Time: Sun 05:30 pm Location: Galleria 4 - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: With digital streaming now being mainstream, it's so much easier to binge a series & watch the entire run in one sitting. Psych experts delve into what makes you click 'play all' & how it changes how we watch shows today.
Panelists: Heather Ness, Annalise Ophelian, Jessica Wilson
Queering the Scientific Narrative
Time: Sun 07:00 pm Location: 210-211 - Hilton (Length: 1 Hour)
Description: Come listen to experts discuss the experience of being LGBTQIAP+ in STEM and what historical biases have meant for scientific advancements & the lack of representation in the field. We're here, we're queer, & we want to have the talk.
Panelists: Sebastian Grimm, Jim Tigwell, Annalise Ophelian, Vaughan James, Rachel Pendergrass
We appreciate all the love and support you've given us during every stage of production. We know not everyone can join us at Dragon Con this year, but don't despair! In the coming weeks we'll have news about where the series will be premiering this fall, and we'll have some special preview treats for Seed & Spark and Kickstarter backers.
We've got amazing things in the works, and we can't wait to debut the entire project and share these inspiring stories with you.
As always, we couldn't do this without you. We'd love it if you'd share the word about the project and the Dragon Con first look with your friends and social networks, join us where you can, and keep creating the fandom spaces you wish to see in the world. You each inspire us every single day.
"The belonging you seek is not behind you- it is ahead."
The LOOKING FOR LEIA Team
Looking for Leia is not licensed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with Lucasfilm Ltd. or the Walt Disney Company in any way. 'Star Wars' and related properties are trademarks of Lucasfilm Ltd. This is a project about the phenomenology of fandom, media representation, and the cinematic history of science fiction and fantasy films.