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Joy Piedmont (she/her)

Joy Piedmont (she/her)

High School Teacher

    Joy's a high school teacher at a Manhattan independent school. As a freelancer, she's written for Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch and reviewed YA literature for School Library Journal. She co-produces two Doctor Who podcasts: Reality Bomb with Graeme Burk, and Five Years Rapid with Kyle Anderson. Joy and Nicole Hill organize the Doctor Who Fans of Color quarterly virtual meetups. If she's not watching or talking about Doctor Who, Joy’s probably training for a race or napping with her cat.

    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Navigating Fandom Spaces As A Black/NBPOC Fan

    Finding community in fandom as Black or NBPOC fans is already a challenge in the large franchise fandoms, but what about finding your space in smaller fandoms? How do you establish yourself as not only a fan but also as a community organizer? What do you do when you're faced with racism or other -isms? This panel is designed not only for panelist sharing but for the audience to ask questions as well.