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Odochi Ibe (She/Her)

Odochi Ibe (She/Her)

Deputy Editorial Director - Journalist

    As the child of a Nigerian immigrant and a Black and Indigenous mother, my childhood consisted of a global geopolitical analysis after One Saturday Morning. Growing up on Long Island gave me access to the vibrant and diverse cultures only a train ride away from the isle of Manhattan. I longed to be in the thick of things, learning about all the different people of the world, which sent me down south to the Capitol for college. I moved to Washington, D.C. to attend the illustrious Howard University, where I studied print journalism and Spanish, as well as how to find the best mumbo sauce. Since graduating I've navigated the ever-changing media world working as a writer, producer, social and project manager, and most currently a deputy editor.

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Neurodiversity in Fandoms

    We all know what it’s like to find a character we can identify with, especially when we’ve historically been kept out of the narrative. This panel is taking a nosedive into the neurodivergent world in our fandoms. We’ll be discussing neurodiverse characters, the feeling of finding representation, and which fandoms are openly celebrating neurodivergency in their work. The way we think may be different, but the pride we get from being represented is the same!