Welcome to the Legion!


Yup, writing titles in the first person again! Hey Legion! Are you going to be in LA on Halloween weekend? I’m doing ten, yes, ten panels at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, including two with the incomparable Stan Lee! I’d love to see you guys! We have a table on the floor (#KO6) this year as well and I have Legion of Leia shirts and stickers for sale, as well as a few signed copies of the book I contributed to, “Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind.” We’ll also be giving away free tickets to the con, so stay tuned!

Here’s my schedule! Bring coffee! Get tickets here and use the code LEIA for 10% off!


#Spark Your Creativity: A Call to Action

“Ladies unite to create more female driven content. Join us for a panel discussion with accomplished female creators on how to cultivate your ideas and bring them to life. Leave with inspiration, confidence, a solid plan of action, and tons of new ideas. All genders and ages welcome!”

– 4-4:45pm  Rm. 511ABC


Stan Lee and Yoshiki’s Blood Red Dragon

I’m moderating a panel with Stan Lee and Yoshiki’s motion graphic novel collaboration ‘Blood Red Dragon!’

– 11-11:30am Hot Topic Main Stage

The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead

I’m moderating this one. “Why do some people seem to welcome the idea of a zombie apocalypse? Why does it bring out heroism in some people but evil in others?? How would people really react when dead friends, relatives, and millions of strangers rise to bite the living? Is there room for hope in the world of The Walking Dead? Find out from our zombie apocalypse survival team: S. G. Browne (Breathers), Jenna Busch (Star Wars Psychology), Chris Gore (Attack of the Show), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, Game of Thrones Psychology), Janina Scarlet (The Walking Dead Psychology), Billy San Juan (Star Trek Psychology), and Lara Taylor (The Walking Dead Psychology). Aim for the brain!”

– 12-12:46 Rm. 501BC

Legion of Leia: Feminism – The New ‘F’ Word In Geek Culture

“Legion of Leia founder and editor-in-chief Jenna Busch leads a discussion about feminism in geek culture and how it’s changed over the past few years. We’ll discuss online harassment, female characters in film, TV and comics and the backlash fangirls often face. We welcome lots of audience participation and opinions, so feel free to chime in! Panelists include Deric A. Hughes (), Audrey Kearns (Geek Girl Authority, 5 Truths and a Lie), Claudia Dolph (Geek Girl Authority), Dorina Arellano (Legion of Leia), Jeffrey Henderson (storyboard artist, Spider-Man 3, voiceover artist), Patrick Lee (editor Blastr, KCRW), Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology, Game of Thrones Psychology), John Marcotte (founder Heroic Girls), Alan Kistler (author Doctor Who: A History), Sabina Ibarra (Legion of Leia), Anastasia Washington (Legion of Leia)”

– 2-2:45pm Rm. 502A

Storytelling 101

Moderating this one: “Flashy effects, A-list actors, big name directors – these things are all well and good, but if you want to make it in the TV, film, comics or video game industry, it all starts with story. Join storyboard, comic and voiceover artist Jeffrey Henderson (Spider-Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful), Geek Girl Authority’s Audrey Kearns (5 Truths and a Lie, Kneel Before Aud), writer/producer Brian D. Bradley (Uncle Buck, Happy Endings, MADtv) and storyboard artist Aaron Sowd (Freddy vs. Jason, Point Break) as they help you break down good storytelling.”

– 3-3:45pm Rm. 501BC

Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind

The new book Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind comes out in October and authors from the book (and from Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead, as well as Game of Thrones Psychology) are here to talk about everything from how to become a Jedi to why Darth Maul does what he does and survives after being cut in half. Panelists include Jenna Busch, Dr. Janina Scarlet, Billy Ingresso and Elizabeth Ann. Do you have questions about Luke’s daddy issues, how Leia maintains her cool after watching her planet blow up or if the droids are sentient? We’ll be featuring a Q&A with the audience as well!

– 4:30-5:15pm Rm. 505


The Evolution of Geek Culture

Join as Dr. Billy interviews a panel of guests on the rise, and eventual domination, of geek culture. Participants include New York Times Best Selling Author Alan Kistler, Legion of Leia’s Jenna Busch, and The Project Workbench’s Matt Munson.

– 10-10:45am Rm. 501A

William Shatner’s Man ‘O War With Special Guest, Stan Lee

“William Shatner’s Man O’ War: Cinematic Graphic Novel —Wiliam Shatner (creator/executive producer), Stan Lee, Gary Laird, Mariano Nicieza, Scott Liggett (LNL executive producers), Ed Lang (Panelfly president) premier Season 2 of a new type of digital comic book. This unique project delivers a ground-breaking form of digital comic that combines a new stylistic dimension in animation, in-story sound effects, and a music soundtrack to usher in an enhanced reading experience.”

– 11-11:45am Hot Topic Main Stage

Psychology of Cult TV

“Back by popular demand this panel of geeky psychologists will discuss the psychology behind such cult TV shows as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Arrow, Flash, The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, and others. Join Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; Star Wars Psychology), Sam Witwer (Being Human, Star Wars:Clone Wars), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia; Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology), and Alan Kistler (Doctor Who, A History; Walking Dead Psychology). Participate in a live discussion of such fundamenal questions as Does Korra have PTSD? What is happening to the 12th Doctor? What is the role of these TV shows in our lives?”

– 12-12:45pm Rm. 501BC

Star Trek’s Walter Koenig

The star of the legendary original Star Trek discusses his career and his upcoming sci-fi projects.

– 1-1:45pm Hot Topic Main Stage



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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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