The Geeks OUT Podcast: His Dork Materials – 200th Episode SDCC Review

In this week’s extra special, super-sized episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by Jon Herzog, and making his triumphant return is Graham Nolan, as they celebrate 200 episodes, reflect on the last 2 years, look to the future, and discuss all the news from SDCC in The Week in Geek.



KEVIN: Marvel announces Phase 4 & Disney+ series premieres
GRAHAM: Agents of SHIELD to end with season 7
JON: New trailer for season 3 of Westworld



KEVIN: Crawl, Veronica Mars, Stranger Things
GRAHAM: Batman, Justice League, War of Realms, Cloak and Dagger, Jessica Jones JON: Queer Eye S4, GRRM Dunk + Egg books, JKR Mystery books



New trailer for Harley Quinn animated series



Emmy nominations announced



New trailer for Star Trek: Picard




First look at Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling movie
• First look at Jay & Silent Bob Roboot
• New trailer for The King’s Man
• New trailer for IT: Chapter 2
• New trailer for Cats the Musical 
• Behind the scenes look at Terminator: Dark Fate
• New trailer for Don’t Let Go
• New trailer for Ad Astra
• Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends announced



• Crisis on Infinite Earths to feature Kingdom Come Superman
Doom Patrol renewed for season 2
Pennyworth to feature queer villain
• New trailer for His Dark Materials
The Boys renewed for season 2
• First look at season 4 of Rick & Morty
• New trailer for The Witcher
• New trailer for season 10 of The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira’s last
• New trailer for Creepshow
• New trailer for Snowpiercer series
• First look at new Star Trek: Short Treks
The Orville moving to Hulu exclusively
• New trailer for HBO’s Watchmen
• New trailer for season 3 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
• New trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie
• Sneak peek of season 2 of DuckTales
• New trailer for Carnival Row



• DC teases The Flash: Death of the Speed Force
Spider-Man statue called “satanic”
• Marvel announces new X-titles
• Marvel announces The Amazing Mary Jane

The Geeks OUT Podcast: The Edge of Comic-Con

In this week‘s episode of the Geeks OUT Podcast, Kevin is joined by and John Jennison discuss their top, bottom, and vers moments from SDCC this year, are cautiously optimistic about the Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot, and celebrate Nicole Maines joining Supergirl as the first trans superhero on TV in This Week in Queer.



KEVIN: Reboot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the works with Black female lead
SAM: New trailer for Netflix’s Disenchantment and Stranger Things season 3



KEVIN: Top: First look at season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery; Vers: New trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Bottom: James Gunn fired by Disney
JOHN: Top: Trailer for Young Justice: Outsiders; Vers: New trailer for DC Universe’s Titans; Bottom: First Aquaman trailer



New trailer for Doctor Who



Supergirl is adding first trans superhero Dreamer played by Nicole Maines



First trailer for Shazam!




New trailer for Patient Zero
 New teaser trailer for Overlord
 Female Predators to be introduced in The Predator
 New trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters
 New trailer for Glass
 Steven Universe movie coming to CN



• Batwoman series being developed seeking an out lead actor
• New trailer for ArrowFlash, and Legends of Tomorrow
• Supergirl is adding Sam Witwer as Agent Liberty
• First look at Roswell reboot
• Stargirl is coming to DC Universe
• Trailer for next season of The Walking Dead
• Full trailers released for Syfy’s Nightflyers and Deadly Class
• Hulu orders Vampire Chronicles series
• Netflix orders Jupiter’s Legacy series
• Netflix’s Voltron confirms main character is gay
• Cloak & Dagger renewed for season 2
• New trailer for season 2 of The Gifted
• Teaser trailer released for season 2 of Iron Fist



 Tini Howard and Vita Ayala writing for new Marvel Knights books
 Jessica Jones returns in digital first series
 Top Shelf to release graphic memoir of George Takei



SAM: Zachary Levi

A Queer Geek Guide to SDCC 2018

San Diego Comic-Con is Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22, and we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to queer and geeky panels and events you won’t want to miss, so join us for another long weekend of Clif Bars, queues, and cosplay!


Thursday, July 19

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter

11:00 am–12:00 pm, Room 9

Kick off SDCC with a discussion of inclusivity in comics.


Entertainment is LGBTQ

12:00 pm–1:00 pm, Room 28DE

BOOM! Studios teams up with GLAAD for a panel on LGBTQ representation in popular media.


Closet SMASH! Presented by Geeks OUT and Skybound Entertainment

1:30 pm–4:30 pm, Harbor House Restaurant, 831 W Harbor Dr.

Drag kings, queer tabletop gaming, music, and day-drinking! Join Geeks OUT and Skybound Entertainment for an afternoon of LGBTQ geekiness. No SDCC badge required!


Queer Comics for Queer Kids

2:00 pm–3:00 pm, San Diego Central Library

Presenters discuss comics and manga and their importance to LGBTQ youth.


Spotlight on E. K. Johnston

3:00 pm–4:00 pm, 23ABC

The author of Star Wars: Ahsoka, the 2016 young adult novel that introduced a queer female youth of color to Star Wars canon, in conversation.


Black and Queer in Popular Media

5:00 pm–6:00 pm, Room 28DE

Panelists explore representation of Black LGBTQ creators and characters in pop culture.


Transformation Magic: Transgender Life in Comics from Street Level to the Stratosphere

6:00 pm–7:00 pm, Room 28DE

A discussion of trends and aspirations for transgender comics creators and stories.


What Rebellions Are Built On: Popular Culture, Radical Hope, and Politically Engaged Geeks

8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Room 32AB

Geeks OUT President Nicole Gitau joins a star-studded panel to discuss how we can be the spark that lights the fire that will restore the Republic.


Friday, July 20

Star Trek: Discovery

1:30–2:30 pm, Hall H

The newest Star Trek installment beams in to Hall H with its diverse and talented cast, including out actors Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber) and Anthony Rapp (Lt. Paul Stamets). In case you missed it, the first season involved Culber and Stamets heroically saving the entire multiverse with the power of their love. Panel moderated by Tig Notaro (One Mississippi), who joins the Discovery crew for season two.


LGBTQ Graphic Novels

4:00 pm–5:00 pm, San Diego Central Library

Creators of kids’ graphic novels discuss storytelling and community.


Diversity and Inclusivity from the Perspective of Libraries/Publishing/Authors in the Industry

5:30–6:30 pm, Room 8

An examination of literary representation of marginalized communities.


#METOO to #TIMESUP: An Action Summit for Comics

6:30 pm–7:30 pm, Room 8

Female and gender-nonconforming comics creators discuss opportunities to forge a more inclusive and diverse comics industry.


Queer Fear

7:00 pm–8:00 pm, Room 28DE

A discussion of the horror genre fit for a scream queen.


Saturday, July 21

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: One Token to Play

10:00 am–11:00 am, Grand 1 & 2 / Marriott Marquis Marina

When ensemble casts are dominated by male characters, female heroes have just token representation and opportunities for female characters of color and LGBTQ characters are marginalized. Highly dangerous women discuss tokenism and its solutions.


I Will Always Love You: A Panel Dedicated to Our OTPs

12:00 pm–1:00 pm, Grand 9 / Marriott Marquis Marina

We ship it! A discussion of imagined pairings of fictional characters, and in particular, the relevance and importance of shipping to LGBTQ fandoms.


Out in Comics 31: The Next Generation

6:00 pm–8:00 pm, Room 29AB

Out in Comics returns (newly minted with a more inclusive title!) for a comprehensive celebration of all things out and proud in comics, followed immediately by the Prism Comics Fan Mixer.


Radical Activism in Comics

8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Room 23ABC

Geeks OUT West Coast Coordinator Amber Garza and friends discuss their award-winning and Eisner-nominated projects and offer practical advice about using the comics medium for social justice organizing.


Prism Awards: Diversity and Recognition in Comics

8:00 pm–9:00 pm, Room 29AB

The Second Annual Prism Awards will recognize and celebrate excellence in queer comics.


Rocky Horror Picture Show

12:30 am–2:10 am, Marriott Grand Ballroom 8

Weirdos, queers, and other awesome people gather to do the Time Warp—yet again—at the annual midnight screening.


Sunday, July 22

Spotlight on Tillie Walden

11:00 am–12:00 pm, Room 4

The award-winning and Eisner-nominated creator behind the queer webcomic “On a Sunbeam” in conversation.


Lion Forge’s “Comics for Everyone” Fall 2018 Preview

11:30 am–12:30 pm, Room 8

The progressive publisher of inclusive comics promises reveals and a few surprises.


SuperheroIRL! Join the Real-Life Justice League

1:00 pm–2:00 pm, Room 25ABC

Learn about geek-focused strategies to combat bullying and support vulnerable youth and communities at school and at work.


Legion Discussion and Q&A

2:15 pm–3:15 pm, Hall H

The utterly bonkers FX Marvel Television show had a puzzling and unsettling second season, but we’re still here for Aubrey Plaza’s portrayal of Lenny, a lesbian sort-of-not-really villain.


Buffy Musical: “Once More with Feeling”

3:45 pm–5:00 pm, Room 6BCF

It’s a musical so it’s already pretty gay, but then you also get to sing-along with the a-dork-able lesbian love song-and-dance number “Under Your Spell,” plus the high melodrama of Tara discovering Willow’s use of dark magic to betray Tara’s trust! It’s the queerest way to say goodbye to SDCC, a tradition not to be missed.


It’s easy to get overwhelmed at SDCC with all the content that’s available for queer fans on top of the events that are of interest to your fandoms. Remember to stay hydrated, eat actual meals, and shower daily, and we’ll see you out and proud at the Con!