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Presidential Medal of Freedom to be Awarded to 97 Year Old Female NASA Mathematician

On Monday, November 16, at the age of 97, Katherine Johnson, a woman who had to move at the age of 14 in order to obtain education beyond eighth grade, was named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor, for her incredibly influential career in mathematics. Johnson was born in White Sulphur Springs WV; as a...

What Geena Davis Had To Say About Gender Equality At Arclight’s ‘Women In Entertainment’ Summit

The first ever Arclight Presents Women in Entertainment Summit was hosted in Hollywood in conjunction with non profit organization Women in Film and the Geena Davis Insitute on Gender in Media. Seeking to delve right into solution for the representation disparity between men and women in the film industry. The full day summit brought together...

SXSW Canceling Pro- and Anti- GamerGate Panels Because of ‘Violent Threats’

Just when I thought I’d never have to hear about GamerGate again, BAM! right in the kisser… According to Jezebel, a South by Southwest Interactive panel called “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games” disappeared from the March 2016 schedule. The panelists were told by the event’s organizers that the sudden cancellation...

Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo: Come Meet Legion of Leia Founder Jenna Busch

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...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 13: Jeffrey Henderson, Jennifer Lawrence on Sexism, Star Wars Books and – Elvis?

On this week’s 13th episode of the Legion of Leia Podcast, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington and Sabina Ibarra and I welcome guest Jeffrey Henderson, storyboard artist (Spider-Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, After Earth), musician, actor, standup and voiceover artist. And yes, this is the Jeff that I talk about all the time on the...

Hasbro Previews Star Wars, Marvel Toys Right Before NYCC – Check Out Our Gallery

  Last night, as throngs of cosplayers, fans, and die-hard geek junkies began their trek to New York Comic-Con this weekend, no-doubt nestled in their beds dreaming of new playthings, Hasbro on Wednesday presented to select press the stuff those dreams are made on, revealing new toys and games inspired by Star Wars: The Force Awakens...