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Friday, March 25

8:00pm PDT

Pop My Culture
Join hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland and their special TBA panelists for a live version of the popular Nerdist network podcast, Pop My Culture. Named the #2 Best Comedy Podcast of the Moment by Rolling Stone, and on top lists byPaste magazine, IFC, and Mashable, Pop My Culture is a fun conversation on movies, music, television, and celebrity gossip.

Friday March 25, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 515A

9:00pm PDT

Half Hour Happy Hour
Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht sit down for a Half Hour Happy Hour. Drinks and conversation will cover stories from around the world, as well as close to home.

Friday March 25, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Room 515A
Saturday, March 26

8:00pm PDT

Nerdist Gaming
Is this the year eSports will find its place in the mainstream spotlight? How does The Division stack up to other MMO shooters? Will you finally be playing The Last Guardian before 2016 comes to a close? Nerdist gaming editor Malik Forte, along with a panel of video games' bright voices, will discuss these topics and kick off the year in video.

Saturday March 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Room 515A

9:00pm PDT

Nerdist TV: Why Genre Has No Chill
TV is killing it right now when it comes to storytelling. But in the era of Peak TV, genre series are arguably having the biggest moment of all. From Game of Thrones to Orphan Black, Rick and Morty, The 100 and more, the lens used to dissect societal issues has always been most effective when removed enough from reality to see it for what it is. Nerdist managing editor Alicia Lutes and her panel of guests discuss why the most progressive stories are taking place in your favorite shows, and why you can't help but fan out about it.

Saturday March 26, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Room 515A
Sunday, March 27

11:00am PDT

The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central's @Midnight, AMC'sTalking Dead) is joined by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News), Nerdist Industries president Adam Rymer, and the Nerdist editorial team: editor-in-chief Rachel Heine, Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forté (Nerdist Play), Kyle Hill (Because Science), Matt Grosinger (Celebrity Playlist), and managing editor Alicia Lutes. The panel will talk sci-fi, superheroes, and what it's like to work at Nerdist.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Microsoft Theater

11:30am PDT

CAC #7: Comics Psychology from Wonder Woman and Wertham to the World Wide Web
A psychologist created the world's most famous superheroine. A psychiatrist attacked that psychologist and the character as part of his war on the comic book industry. One helped bring the Golden Age of Comics to life, one helped end it. Their repercussions have lasted to this day. After them, comics psychology largely died until the 21st century, when a growing number of psych pros resurrected it in books, blogs, podcasts, videos, and more. Join psychologists Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; Captain America vs. Iron Man), Elizabeth Ann (Star Wars Psychology), Patrick O'Connor (Comicspedia), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy), along with Alan Kistler (Agents of Style) and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) for a look at the comic book psychos.

Sunday March 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Room 411

1:30pm PDT

Nerdist Science: Star Wars Edition
Kyle Hill (Because Science, Nerdist Science editor) and a group of scientists, engineers, and mega nerds discuss the secret science behind everything from Starkiller Base to lightsabers to BB-8. A large portion of the panel will be devoted to an audience Q&A, so get ready to geek out.

Sunday March 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 403AB

3:00pm PDT

A Golden Harvest of '90s Hong Kong Films
Bursting onto the international scene with a new form of martial arts screen action, the films of Hong Kong are some of the most influential in cinema history. From the '70s through the '90s, Golden Harvest introduced stars like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Tsui Hark, and Jet Li to the world, and now Warner Archive is mining the depths of this unique library to bring a variety of action, historic, comedy, thriller, and fantasies like Pedicab Driver, The Blade, and A Terracotta Warrior to home entertainment for the first time. Join Warner Archive podcasters Matt Patterson and D. W. Ferranti along with several HK film experts and witnesses to the behind-the-scenes action for an outrageous exploration of a filmic flashpoint.

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 408AB

3:00pm PDT

Spark Your Creativity: A Call to Action
Ladies unite to create more female-driven content. Accomplished female creators will discuss how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life. Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome! Panelists include Patty Robinson (Pike & Trident), Jenny Lorenzo (Buzzfeed, Geekgasm), Heidi Cox (Stalking LeVar), Stephanie Thorpe (Elf Quest, Ladies & The Gents), and Kristen Nedopak (The Geekie Awards, The Skyrim Parodies).

Sunday March 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 502B