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Friday, February 14 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm
TARDIS Talks: Gallifrey One 2020 Academic Symposium

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Gallifrey One is proud to present this year’s symposium on Doctor Who academic topics, a special presentation of short lectures by convention attendees on a variety of topics, selected by our own academic chairs Paul Booth and Joy Piedmont. Featured presentations include:

Keynote Address: 
  • 3:00pm: Making Science Fiction Science Fact, or Becoming a Time Lord (with one heart), by Dr. Anita Sengupta
  • 3:15pm: Q&A
Panel One – Religion and the Doctor:
  • 3:25pm: Judaism and Doctor Who, by Rachel Donner
  • 3:40pm: The Doctor and Christmas, a Modern Love Story, by Erica Veitch
  • 3:55pm: Panel Q&A
Panel Two – History and Theory in Doctor Who
  • 4:05pm: The Bard, the Frost Fair and the King: Doctor Who and Black British History, by Amanda-Rae Prescott
  • 4:20pm: Zygons as Zombies: Abjection in Doctor Who, by Brenna Jones
  • 4:35pm: Myth Makers, Myth Breakers, and Myth Remakers, by T. Tablesawsen
  • 4:50pm: Panel Q&A
Panel Three – The Text of Doctor Who
  • 5:00pm: No Fixed Points in Time: Versioning Doctor Who, by Derek Kompare
  • 5:15pm: Doctor Who Canon, by Evan Teng
  • 5:30pm: Decision-Making Doctor, by Jack Arnal
  • 5:45pm: Panel Q&A

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Anita Sengupta

CEO, Hydroplane Ltd.
ANITA SENGUPTA is an aerospace engineer, rocket scientist, professor, tech entrepreneur, instrument rated pilot, and Captain in the Civil Air Patrol US Air Force Auxiliary. She worked for NASA for 16 years where she led the design of propulsion and landing systems for deep space... Read More →

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Amanda-Rae Prescott

Freelance Journalist
Freelance journalist for Den of Geek and other publications. Contributor to Doctor Who Magazine. Doctor Who cosplayer, occasional podcast guest, and advocate for more Whovians of color to participate in fandom.
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Derek Kompare

Associate Professor and Chair, SMU Film and Media Arts
media scholar/apologist, teacher, parent, fan, feminist, American, procrastinator, human, est'd 1969. Don't stop / chalang alang alang.
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Jack Arnal

Cognitive Psychologist
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Joy Piedmont

Co-producer, Reality Bomb
Joy's a K-12 Librarian at a Manhattan independent school. As a freelance writer, she has contributed to Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch and reviewed YA literature for School Library Journal. Since 2017, she has co-produced Reality Bomb: A Doctor Who Podcast with Graeme Burk. You can also hear her on Five Years Rapid, a podcast covering the Third Doctor's era, co-hosted with Kyle Anderson. Along with Rachel Donner and Graeme Burk, she organized the Gallifrey Stands fundraisers which raised money and awareness for issues such as gun violence... Read More →
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Rachel Donner

Recurring panelist, This Week in Time Travel podcast. Contributor, Outside In Takes a Stab.

Friday February 14, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)