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Friday, February 17 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
TARDIS Talks: Gallifrey One 2023 Academic Symposium

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A Gallifrey One special event. We are proud to bring you our annual symposium on Doctor Who academic topics, a special presentation of short lectures by convention attendees on a variety of topics, selected by Paul Booth and Joy Piedmont.  Presenters and topics at this year's TARDIS Talks session include:
  • Stacey Smith?: "Keynote Address: Doctor Who and the Epidemics of Death"
  • Thomas Rodebaugh and Naomi Jacobs: "Doctored Politics: Where Does the Doctor Fall on the Political Spectrum?"
  • Lena Barkin: "Want You or Want to Be You: Companion Relationships in New and Classic Who"
  • Emma O’Neill-Dietel: "The Space Museum: Museums, Identity, and Colonization in Doctor Who"
  • Talia Franks: "Timey Wimey Entanglements: Critical Reception of Romance in the TARDIS from Tenrose to Thasmin"
  • Amanda-Rae Prescott: "Modern Doctor Who As A Period Drama Laboratory"

Panelists
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Joy Piedmont

Co-producer, Reality Bomb
Joy's a K-12 Librarian at a Manhattan independent school. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch and reviewed YA literature for School Library Journal. Since 2017, she has co-produced Reality Bomb: A Doctor Who Podcast with Graeme Burk. You can also hear her on Five Years Rapid, a podcast covering the Third Doctor's era, co-hosted with Kyle Anderson. Along with Rachel Donner and Graeme Burk, she organized the Gallifrey Stands fundraisers which raised money and awareness for issues such as gun violence... Read More →
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Lena Barkin

Culture Writer, Polygon, Nerdist, SYFY Wire
Jamie scholar, Doctor Who lifer - I wrote a Polygon article about how villains are hot
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Stacey Smith?

Stacey Smith? (the question mark is part of her name) is a professor of disease modelling at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Using mathematics, she studies infectious diseases such as HIV, malaria, human papillomavirus, COVID-19, influenza, neglected tropical diseases... and zombies... Read More →
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Talia Franks

Writer, Poet, Podcaster & Cosplayer, The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast
Talia Franks is a writer, poet, cosplayer, and podcaster from Massachusetts.They are the co-host and executive producer of The Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Podcast, a retrospective deep-dive Doctor Who analysis podcast. Talia has contributed Doctor Who articles to Nerdist and has appeared... Read More →
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Tom Rodebaugh

Writer/Professor, Obverse Books/Black Archive/Washington University in St Louis
I am a clinical psychologist and professor at Washington University in St Louis. My work on Doctor Who has appeared in the Black Archive (a book on the Face of Evil and a co-authored book, with Naomi Jacobs, on Kerblam!).


Friday February 17, 2023 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Program C (Pacific Coast 2/3)