The Geeks OUT Podcast: It’s a (Wonder) Woman’s World

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Jon Herzog as they discuss the new trailers for Wonder Woman 1984, Black Widow, and Mulan, & celebrate Rebekah, the young trans activist featured in the latest Marvel’s Hero Project on Disney+ in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: New teaser trailer for Black Widow
JON: New trailer for Wonder Woman ‘84

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Steven Universe Future, Castle Rock, Astronomy Club
JON: Knives Out/Jojo Rabbit Double-Header, Mandalorian/Binge Mode: Star Wars

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for live action Mulan

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New episode of Disney+ series Marvel’s Hero Project features young trans hero

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New animated short film Hair Love from Sony Pictures Animation

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

New trailer for No Time To Die
Disney developing new Planet of the Apes movie
• J.J. Abrams continues to insist Star Wars will have LGBTQ representation
• First look at Ghostbusters: Afterlife
• New trailer for Free Guy

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TV

• New teaser trailer for season 2 of The Boys
• New trailer for season 2 of Lost in Space
• New trailer for The Outsider
• New trailer for AJ and the Queen
• New teaser for season 5 of Legends of Tomorrow
• New trailer for Avenue 5
• Disney+ orders Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge competition show
• Animated Tigra & Dazzler show getting overhauled
• Disney+ developing spinoff series to live-action Aladdin
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina part 3 coming in January

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COMIC BOOKS

• Marvel introduces new Strange Academy
• Batman to introduce Alfred’s “replacement”
• Marvel introduces new X-title Hellions

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Red Guardian
• JON: Mr. Sinister

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Super Thankful for Melissa & Billy Dee

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s extra stuffed episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Nick Reid as they discuss the latest revelations from HBO’s Watchmen, applaud Billy Dee Williams coming out as gender fluid, and for speaking out about IPV, we celebrate Melissa Benoist as our Strong Female Character of the Week.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Watchmen reveals identity of Hooded Justice, while exploring race and sexuality
NICK: The Proud Family revival ordered for Disney+

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Parasite, Noelle, The Dragon Prince, Avengers, Killadelphia
NICK: Frozen 2, His Dark Materials, The Mandalorian

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

Melissa Benoist opens up about IPV

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Billy Dee Williams reveals gender fluidity

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Onward

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

Elizabeth Banks to direct/star in Invisible Woman

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TV

• New teaser for Dispatches from Elsewhere
• New trailer for The Walking Dead: World Beyond
• Don’t expect queer love in the first season of Harley Quinn

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COMIC BOOKS

• Icon Howard Cruse passes away

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Gabriel Kringle
• NICK: Elsa

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Skeletors in My Closet

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s super-sized episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by John Jennison as they discuss new trailers for the final season of Marvel’s Runaways & Amazon’s Hunters, possible gay-baiting in He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse, and celebrate Kevin Conroy as Batman in Crisis on Infinite Earths in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: He-Man and the Masters of the Multiverse possibly gay-baiting
JOHN: Stargirl will be bi-network

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Knives Out, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Watchmen, Daybreak, Annihilation: Scourge
ERIC: The Good Place, Theater of Terror, Disney Plus

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for Runaways confirms final season

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New details & photos reveal plot details for Crisis on Infinite Earths including Kevin Conroy as Kingdom Come Batman

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Hunters

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

New trailer for Cats
Noah Hawley is directing new Star Trek movie
• Black Adam to introduce the JSA
• New teaser for Antebellum

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TV

• Titans finally gives us Nightwing
Undone coming back for season 2
• Apple renews Servant before it premiers
• New trailer for Steven Universe Future
Game of Thrones pressured nude scenes
Lord of the Rings series already renewed for a second season
• New trailer for Doctor Who
• New teaser for Avenue 5
• New trailer for season 2 of Project Blue Book
• New trailer for V Wars
• New teaser for AJ and the Queen
• New trailer for The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!
• New trailer for Infinity Train: Book Two

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COMIC BOOKS

• Marvel announces new Spider-Woman series
• Boom! changes Angel to Angel & Spike

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Prince Keldor/Skeletor
• JOHN: He-Man

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Resting Sonic Face

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Calvin Cato as they discuss the newly revamped Sonic the Hedgehog trailer, the highs and lows from the launch of Disney+, and celebrate the new game Tell Me Why featuring a trans hero in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: New revamped trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog movie
CALVIN: Disney+ experienced many glitches on launch

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: The Mandalorian, Rick & Morty, AHS: 1984, Immortal Hulk
CALVIN: Batwoman, Life is Strange, Street Fighter 5

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for DC Universe’s Harley Quinn

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

New game coming out Tell Me Why features trans main character

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

Marvel announces 5 more untitled movies
Black Adam has an official release date
• Freeform airing gay Valentine’s Day movie The Thing About Harry
• New trailer for Scoob
• New trailer for Fantasy Island from Blumhouse
• Netflix teams up with Nickelodeon for movies & series
• Birds of Prey is running art competition

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TV

• The Witcher already renewed for season 2
Batwoman introduces Alfred’s daughter
• New teaser promos and photos for Crisis on Infinite Earths
Titans renewed for another season
Gossip Girl reboot to be diverse & queer
Frank Miller’s Sin City being developed into a series

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COMIC BOOKS

• Marvel announces Falcon & Winter Soldier comic
• Wolfsbane’s resurrection opens fresh wounds in New Mutants

The Geeks OUT Podcast: GLAAD Your TV’s Queer

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s super-sized episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by J.W. Crump as they discuss the new trailer for Universal’s Invisible Man, the trailer for Netflix’s new anthology series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, and celebrate GLAAD’s latest report on LGBTQ+ representation on TV in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Crisis on Infinite Earths is getting an aftershow, plus new teaser
J.W.: New trailer for Universal’s Invisible Man

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Doctor Sleep, His Dark Materials, Watchmen
J.W.: All Rise, BoJack Horseman, Seth Meyers Special

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings anthology series

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

GLAAD report shows growth in representation

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for Servant coming to AppleTV+

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

The Sanderson Sisters are officially a go for Hocus Pocus sequel
New teaser trailer for Pixar’s Soul
• New trailer for Wendy
• First look at Scoob
• Joker beats out The Mask as most “profitable” comic movie
• New trailer for Color Out of Space
• Scream 5 is in development
• Disney+ series Loki to tie directly to Dr. Strange sequel

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TV

• Kung Fu reboot with female lead in development at CW
Arrow features an overdue “coming out”
• HBO unscripted series We’re Here follows small town drag makeovers
• Marvel’s Moon Knight and She-Hulk get head writers
• Sens8’s Brian J. Smith comes out

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VIDEO GAMES

Overwatch director explains why the first black female character will be in sequel
• Protestors demonstrated outside of BlizzCon last weekend

A letter from the President

Now that the holiday season is almost here, I find myself thinking about everything Geeks OUT has accomplished this year. We attended conventions across the country almost every month – connecting with LGBTQ communities from Boston to Seattle and Chicago to San Antonio. We’ve continued to celebrate the work of diverse creators through our partnership with PAX’s Diversity Lounge and Pride Alley at Awesome Con. And, of course, you all joined us for a fifth year at Flame Con – our biggest and most successful one yet!

2019 has been a year full of growth and learning.

When Geeks OUT started 9 years ago, the goal of our small group was to bring a positive queer presence to a booth and a panel at New York Comic Con. And now, as the organization enters its tweenage years, I’m so thrilled to be joined by dozens of folks shaping that vision on a much larger scale. From the vendors, panelists and performers who share their talents, to the pink-caped volunteers who keep the show running smoothly, to the nearly 7,000 attendees who fill the venue that weekend, Flame Con represents the best of what our passionate and dedicated community can do. For me, it’s chosen family in action!

And, like any proud family member, I am excited to announce that our family is growing. This fall, we welcomed Maya Bishop and Michelle Rose Micor to the Geeks OUT Board. Maya has volunteered with us for the last two years, bringing an incredible focus to accessibility at Flame Con in her previous role as Programming Coordinator. We are all looking forward to building an even more inclusive event with her in her new role as Flame Con Chair. Michelle has also been a Coordinator with us for the last three years. She brings an enthusiastic spirit and media savviness into her new role as Marketing & Communications Co-Chair – talents we know will help us champion voices in queer fandom.

Of course, change also means saying good-bye. Geeks OUT Co-Founder, Joey Stern is departing this year. His work was integral to the early years of the organization and both Geeks OUT and Flame Con will be very different without him.

So, as I think about what’s ahead, I remain thankful for all the people making our success possible – including you!

Thank you and see you in 2020!

The Geeks OUT Podcast: HBO Max-imum Derek

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s super-sized episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Tea Berry-Blue as they review all the new details announced for HBO Max, what The Good Place can teach us about teaching others, sweat over Henry Cavill in the new trailer for The Witcher, and discuss Delta censoring queer content in movies in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Details for HBO Max released, including two new series based on Green Lantern & Strange Adventures
TEA: New Gender inclusive emoji release is a step forward, but not as inclusive

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Terminator: Dark Fate, Eli, BoJack Horseman, Luigi’s Mansion 3
TEA: Jojo Rabbit, The Good Place, Godzilla movies

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

HBO Max orders DC Super Hero High from Elizabeth Banks

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Delta called out for censoring queer movies

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Witcher

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

New trailer for reboot to The Grudge
Game of Thrones showrunners step away from Star Wars
• Final trailer for Jumanji: The Next Level
• Marvel announces Ant-Man 3
• Release date for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel
• First look at Halloween Kills
• Avatar coming to Disney+
• Playstation Vue is shutting down

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TV

• HBO orders Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, while passing on another starring Naomi Watts
• CW developing a Superman & Lois series
• New teaser for Amazon Prime series Hunters
• New trailer for Work in Progress co-written by Lilly Wachowski
• New trailer for season 3 of The Dragon Prince
Pennyworth renewed for season 2
• New trailer for The Mandalorian
• New trailer for BBC’s limited series Dracula
• Launch of Apple TV+ and reviews are in

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COMIC BOOKS

DC teases new official timeline
• Marvel is bringing back Giant Size X-Men

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SJHILF

• KEVIN: Turnstyle Jumpers
• TEA: The former staff of Deadspin

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Joker – The Dark Phoenix Saga

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Jon Herzog as they discuss their thoughts on the Joker movie, the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and celebrate Jacob Tobia joining She-Ra as a new non-binary character in This Week in Queer.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: Sequel to Hocus Pocus in development for Disney+
JON: VH1 orders Rupaul’s Celebrity Drag Race

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Countdown, Jojo Rabbit, Castle Rock, Watchmen, AHS: 1984, Marauders, Something is Killing the Children
JON: Joker, Parasite, Binge Mode: Star Wars

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

New trailer for The L Word: Generation Q

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Jacob Tobia joins She-Ra as non-binary character, new trailer released

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

Final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas being adapted into new movie
First trailer for Bloodshot
• New teaser trailer for Code 8
• New trailer for Antlers
• Disney+ will allow you to keep your downloads

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TV

• Cloak & Dagger has been canceled
Adventure Time returning to HBO Max for 4 special episodes
• CBS gives Evil an early renewal
Batwoman & Nancy Drew get full season pickups
• Apple TV+ orders adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation starring Lee Pace
• Disney+ orders puppet talk show, Earth to Nedon, from Jim Henson Company

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COMIC BOOKS

• First look at Aqualad YA Graphic Novel
• Marvel teams with SiriusXM/Pandora for podcasts

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Regina King
• JON: Mike Colter

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Powers of seX

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this week’s super-sized episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Eric Green as they discuss the X-Men’s new status quo, the new trailer for the Galaxy Quest documentary, and celebrate The Batman’s new Catwoman, Zoe Kravitz, as our Strong Female Character of the Week.

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BIG OPENING

KEVIN: New trailer for Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery
ERIC: New trailer for Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary

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DOWN AND NERDY

KEVIN: Star Trek: Short Treks, The Terror: Infamy, Batwoman, Nancy Drew, Titans
ERIC: Drawlloween / Inktober, Alice Isn’t Dead, The Haunting of Hill House (book), Always X-Men

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STRONG FEMALE CHARACTER

The Batman adds Catwoman

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THIS WEEK IN QUEER

Archie Comics releases special comic strips for National Coming Out Day

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CLIP OF THE WEEK

New trailer for The Imagineering Story coming to Disney+

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THE WEEK IN GEEK

MOVIES

New trailer for Lady and the Tramp live-action remake
New trailer for Disney’s Jungle Cruise
• New trailer for Onward
• New trailer for Klaus
• New trailer for The Turning
• New trailer for Rattlesnake
• Venom 2 adds Shriek
• Studio Ghibli library coming to HBO Max

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TV

• Jim Henson Company developing Webtoon’s Lore Olympus into animated series
• New trailer for Lost in Space season 2
• New trailer for The Outsider based on a story by Stephen King
• New teaser for Marvel’s Runaways
• New trailer for Rick and Morty season 4
Kevin Feige gets a new promotion at Marvel

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COMIC BOOKS

Joker one-shot reveals a Batman kink
• DC set to reveal Superman’s identity

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SHILF

• KEVIN: Zaddy Cable
• ERIC: Krakoan X-Men Orgy

The Geeks OUT Podcast: Getting Down & Nerdy at NYCC

The Geeks OUT Podcast

Opinions, reviews, incisive discussions of queer geek ideas in pop culture, and the particularly cutting brand of shade that you can only get from a couple of queer geeks all in highly digestible weekly doses.

In this special bonus episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin talks to artists Yoshi Yoshitani, Lewd Alfred Douglas, and Tana Ford to discover what they’re getting down and nerdy with live from the floor of NYCC.