Psychology of Cult TV Shows
8pm - 9pm Room 25ABC
Back by popular request, this panel focuses on the psychology behind the most recent seasons of your favorite TV shows, including Doctor Who, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Castle, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and others. I moderate this panel, which includes: psychologists Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology) and Travis Langley (Doctor Who Psychology, Star Trek Psychology), TV writer Christine Boylan (Castle, Once Upon a Time), actors Maurice La Marche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek, Flash), and writer/host Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology).
The Geek Shall Inherit: The Evolution of Geek Culture
6pm - 7pm at Marriott Marquis & Marina - North Tower - Room: Pacific 24
Dr. Billy San Juan (Star Wars Psychology, Star Trek Psychology) hosts a discussion on the past, present, and future of geek culture. Experts include Brian Kibler (professional gamer and content creator), Dr. Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Most Craved), Cary Kazmaier (manager, Artifex, U.S. Navy ret.), and me!
7:30pm - 8:30pm Room 26AB
Did you ever want to be a superhero? Did you ever wish you had superpowers? Moderated by Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), this panel of psychologists and writers discuss the benefits of comics and how they can potentially be therapeutic. Psychologists Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology) and Asher Johnson (Alliant International University), peer counselor Travis Adams (Department of Veterans Affairs), and Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, Walking Dead Psychology) discuss your favorite superheroes.
Captain America VS Iron Man: Freedom, Security and Psychology
8:30pm - 9:30pm Room 26AB
Dr. Travis Langley (Captain America vs. Iron Man, Batman and Psychology) and legendary Golden Age artist Allen Bellman (Captain America Comics) invite you to the ultimate analysis of Steve Rogers and Tony Stark throughout their histories. Team Cap looks out for superhero liberties: Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Martin Lloyd (Doctor Who Psychology), Lara Taylor Kester (Geek Psych, Game of Thrones Psychology), and Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology). Team Tony defends national and international security: Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Unofficial Spider-Man Trivia Challenge), Billy San Juan (Star Trek Psychology), Janey Tracey (Outer Places) and Paul Zehr (Inventing Iron Man, Becoming Batman). When the road to the Marvel Comics superheroes' Civil War is paved with good intentions, are any of them truly in the right?