9 - 9:30am CST
Welcome: Jade Rogers, Wayne Brown, Katrina Adams, Julia Parker, Rolanda Horton, Tori Jones Hopin: Main Stage
9:30 - 10am CST
Main Stage Opening Event: Morning Meditation w/Sihnuu Hetep Hopin: Main Stage
10 - 11am CST
Session Prime Hopin
10-11am CST - Session Prime
  • Main Stage Event: Children of Octavia - Why Octavia Butler’s Work Matters in 2020
    • After reading and rereading the works of Octavia Butler, why does her work seem to foretell the world of today and offer us so much hope?
    • Speakers:Stephani Tyrance, Zoë Charlton, Rachel (Chat Moderator)
  • Story Time (Omaha Public Library) w/Mary
  • Meetup: Star Trek w/ Marcus Ross
    • This is a space is the final frontier for those who want to discuss all things Star Trek. Marcus Ross
  • Webberized Intro to Podcasting
11am - 12pm CST
Main Stage Event - Speculative Fiction, Black Futures, and the works of Justina Ireland Hopin: Main Stage
New York Times Bestselling Author Justina Ireland shares with us her work and her vision of the future.
12pm - 12:45pm CST
Workshops + Virtual Board Gaming: Session A Hopin
12:00-12:45 - Session A
  • Panel Discussion - Rebuild/Restore/Renew: Building BIPOC Arts Institutions Post Pandemic
    • Panel: Carla Stillwell, Denise Chapman, Dana Rose, Scott Woods
    • Greeter + Comments: Nik Whitcomb
  • MoveMed (Yoruba Movement)
    • Speaker: Jerome MT
  • Does Charles X Drink Sherry? A Deep Dive into Character Design
    • Speaker: Alex Brigeman
  • Workshop
    • Speaker: Tiana Conyers
  • Questions and Answers LIVE! with Mik & Starla of Our Family Plays Games
    • Folks can come in and ask us questions about gaming or whatever.
  • Emerging Ladies Academy presents: She Code with Tiffany Gamble and her emerging ladies
    • Reframing Perspectives: African Culture & History Through Animation w/ Judy Kiagiri & Adamu Waziri (pre-recorded)
  • Boardgame
    • TBD
  • Boardgame
    • TBD
  • Meetup: World of Warcraft - Andre Ball, Jade
    • Are you a blerd that plays WoW and you'd love to meet and talk about the world with other nerds and blerds? Then this is the space for you.
  • Meet Up: Anime - Open
1pm - 1:45pm CST
Workshops + Virtual Board Gaming: Session B Hopin
1:00-1:45 - Session B
  • How to Universe Build with your Characters
    • Speaker: Michael Barnes
  • Beyond Monopoly - How can I get past Monopoly?
    • Speaker: Marcus Ross, Our Family Plays
  • Yes! Blerds Play D&D!
    • Speakers: Michael Clark, Andre Ball
  • Raising Blerds: Black Fatherhood and Nerd Culture after Black Panther
    • Speakers: Wayne Brown, Papa Bear + NerdSoul
  • MeetUp: The Sims w/Staci Croom-Raley + Zoë Charlton
    • Do you love and play The Sims and you'd love to meet and talk about The Sims with other nerds and blerds? Then this is the space for you. Also, Show + Tell!
  • MeetUp: Comics w/Alex Bridgman
    • Do you love comics or are trying to get into comics and you'd love to meet and talk with other nerds and blerds? Then this is the space for you.
  • Boardgame
    • TBD
  • Boardgame/RPG
    • TBD
2pm - 2:30pm CST
Blerd Meet Hopin
You'll have 180 seconds to meet someone new and answer: 1. What's your one thing? (favorite game, fandom, etc.) 2. What's the future of blerdom?
2:30 - 3:45pm CST
Mainstage Event- Finding Space In The Future: Hosted by Nik Whitcomb, Noni Williams, Jamilah Hinson, & Zoë Charlton Hopin: Main Stage
We are our ancestors' wildest dreams. So where do we go from here?
4 - 4:45pm CST
Workshops + Virtual Board Gaming: Session C Hopin
4:00-4:45pm - Session C
  • Code Black: Rebranding the Matrix
    • Host: David Pollock, Code Black CEO; Alex Horton
  • Meet-Up: Dungeons & Dragons
    • Are you a blerd that plays/has always wanted to play D&D, and you'd love to talk about rpg with other nerds and blerds? Then this is the space for you.
    • Host: Michael Clark
  • Meet-Up: Anime
    • Do you love or are trying to get into Anime and you'd love to meet and talk about anime with other nerds and blerds? Then this is the space for you.
  • Meet-Up: Harry Potter
    • Do you love Harry Potter and you'd love to meet and talk about the world (or the controversy) with other nerds and blerds? Then this is the space for you.
  • Boardgame
    • TBD
  • Boardgame
    • TBD
5pm CST
The After Party Hopin
 
The After Party
  • 5:00pm - Kiwi
  • 6:00pm - Mesonjixx
  • 7:00pm - Conrad Clifton
  • 8:00pm - Blerd Comedy Showcase
    • Featuring Comedian Ken Hamlett & Carter Anderson in a live performance
  • 9:00pm - Elliott Ness

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