Welcome to the Legion!

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Yes, I wrote the title of this piece in third person. Yes, that feels as weird as it looks. Anyway, hi Legion! Jenna Busch here. I cannot begin to describe how much your support for the site has meant to me over the last 14 months. I’m going to be doing a bunch of panels at San Diego Comic-Con this year, as well as a signing and I’d love to meet more of you! Here is where I’m going to be. Please stop by and say hello. Heck, stop me on the floor if you see me!


Signing at the California Browncoats Booth

I’ll be there with some Legion of Leia t-shirts and stickers, and signing. Come say hello! In addition the Browncoats are raising money for Alan Tydyk’s chosen charity FIDA, which helps women and children in Ethiopia.

3:30, Booth A7/A8 (near the back corner of the A side, near where aisle 300 would be)

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly

Everyone can all name a favorite villain or two: the Joker, Darth Vader, Loki. But how many of your favorite bad guys are actually bad girls? Here to discuss the best and baddest of the lady villains (and their lack of representation) is a panel of women equally dangerous in their own rights: Jenna Busch (founder of Legion of Leia, co-host of Most Craved), Susan Eisenberg (Justice League, Destiny), Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Husbands), Jacqueline Goehner (costume designer, cosplayer), Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak, The Walking Dead Psychology), Makayla Lynn (Legendary Digital Networks), Chase Masterson (The Flash, Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology), Stephanie Thorpe (The Ladies & The Gents, ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining), and Jessica Tseang (comics historian, founder of Little Geek Girls).

5pm, Room 25ABC

Psychology of Cult TV Shows Episode 2

Back by popular demand, this panel of geeky experts discuss the psychology behind such cult TV shows as Doctor Who, Sherlock, Buffy, Firefly, Arrow, The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, and others. Experts include Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy; Star Wars Psychology), Jane Espenson (writer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly), Dr. Travis Langley (Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier, Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box), Dr. Billy San Juan ( The Walking Dead Psychology; Star Wars Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who, A History; Walking Dead Psychology), Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia; Star Wars Psychology), Alex Langley (Geek Handbook 2; Kill the Freshman), and moderator Katrina Hill (Action Movie Freak). Participate in a live discussion of such fundamental questions as Does Korra have PTSD? What is happening to the 12th Doctor? What is the role of these TV shows in our lives?

8pm, Room 25ABC


The Geek Shall Inherit: A Look at the Evolution of Geek Culture

Geek culture has become mainstream, but it wasn’t always that way. Comic conventions have boomed in popularity, the cosplay community is thriving, and TCG tournaments are breaking attendance records. Dr. Billy San Juan (The Walking Dead Psychology, Magic: the Gathering judge), Jenna Busch (host/founder of Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Travis Langley (Game of Thrones Psychology, Doctor Who Psychology), Alan Kistler (Doctor Who: A History, The Walking Dead Psychology), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy,Star Wars Psychology), Dr. Ali Mattu (The Psych Show, Super Fantastic Nerd Hour), Josué Cardona (Geek Therapy, The Walking Dead Psychology), Tim Shields (Cascade Games), and Matt Munson (The Project Workbench) explore the evolution of our beloved culture.

6pm, Room 14A

The Science of Star Wars

Could lightsabers ever be a reality? Does science matter when designing a Star Wars spacecraft? Is Vader really more machine than man? Fon Davis (production designer, Star Wars prequel movies) Emily Manor-Chapman (NASA mission planner), Kieran Dickson (editor, Outerplaces), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Eliot Sirota (VFX artist), Steve Huff (fight choreographer), and moderator Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology) break down the science behind a galaxy far far away and discuss whether or not Kylo Ren’s Force Awakens Lightsaber is genius or sacrilege.

8:30pm, Room 24ABC


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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.