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Saturday, August 2 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Leading as a Lady

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The landscape is changing, albeit too slowly, for female representations in traditional and digital media. These women have played Hell-knights, aliens, entrepreneurs, vampires, witches, and more, and are here to talk about life for ladies in the ever-changing entertainment world. 

Moderators
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Leah Cornish

Creative Programming, LeakyCon
Leah does all of the Leaky things. It's pretty much a sickness at this point.

Speakers
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Amber Benson

Amber Benson is most well known for her role as Tara McClay on the hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In addition to acting, she has written and directed three feature films and an animated web series for the BBC. In 2009, she added author to her resume when adult urban fantasy, Death’s Daughter, as well as her children’s book, Among the Ghosts, were published. She made her very first LeakyCon appearance in Chicago as a... Read More →
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Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett began her acting career in 2008 as Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors. Her career took off in 2009 when she landed the role of Pansy Parkinson for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Since then she has appeared in several short videos written by fellow Potter star Jessie Cave, and most recently appeared on the... Read More →
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Alaina Huffman

Alaina Huffman portrays Abaddon in the hit CW series Supernatural. You might also recognize Alaina from her role as Lt. Tamara Johansen on Stargate Universe or as Black Canary on Smallville.
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Joanna Sotomura

Joanna Sotomura plays Emma Woodhouse in Emma Approved. Joanna was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University, Joanna was cast in her first feature film Madison County. Since then, she has had the fortune of working such shows as Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and Video Game High School as well as the features The Poising and Geek USA.
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Mary Kate Wiles

Mary Kate Wiles plays Lydia Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Sansa Stark in School of Thrones. Mary Kate is from Fayetteville, Arkansas and graduated from USC with degrees in Theatre and English Literature and also studied abroad at The British American Drama Academy in London. She also currently stars as Zelda in Squaresville and can be seen in films Dreamworld and Dark Woods and the soon-to-be released The Sound and the Shadow and Murder... Read More →


Saturday August 2, 2014 12:00pm - 12:45pm
MainStage