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dealing with jolene
A conversation of mental health & representation

‘Jolene’ is still one of the most talked about episodes that has aired on our beloved television show. It sparked conversation about mental health with its embodiment of mental health as a physical, yet psychologically draining entity on-screen. Through Shelley Scarrow’s script, the fandom has deepened their connection between one another by supporting peoples’ requests for help and advice, while simultaneously destigmatising mental health. This panel aims to highlight unique perspectives on mental health while delving into the intricacies of the cognitive mind woven into episode 305.

This panel is a safe and inclusive environment in which we will share our thoughts and feelings about the Jolene episode and mental health issues in general. This panel may evoke powerful feelings in the audience. If you are not comfortable with hearing these topics discussed, then this panel may not be right for you at this time.

Also, to encourage participation and frank conversation, this panel will not be live streamed. However, the panel will be recorded and may be released in the future.

Jules is a recent graduate from the Nutritional Therapy Association as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. With an increasing passion in holistic nutrition and wellness, Jules focuses on supporting peoples' conditions using a nutrient-dense whole foods approach. Additionally, with seeing how numerous people (certainly within the fandom) suffer from mental health issues, she focuses and cares to help alleviate mental health symptoms for individuals through holistic means.

Heather (She/Her) is a retired United States Marine living in Texas. She hopes that through sharing her own struggles with mental health and physical disability she can help others feel less alone. Heather once Cosplayed as a Blade of Grass.

Magdalena is a hospitalist who participates in patient care and education of medical students and residents. She educates students not only on medical knowledge, but also on humanistic, respectful approaches to patient care with the goal of shared decision-making. In her free time, she frequently volunteers at the student run homeless clinics as well as helps her wife take photographs of difficult to adopt dogs.

Bonnie lives in Vancouver, B.C., and works as a trauma-informed, person-centered Clinical Counsellor specializing in LGBTQ+, anxiety, and depression with the post-secondary education population. Her mission is to motivate, guide, and advocate, and to help people who need support by empowering them to make informed decisions in the community. In her spare time, Bonnie can be found adventuring with friends and family, because #worklifebalance.

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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working in production
Q&A with earpers in media

Have you always wondered what it’s like to work in the film and tv production industry? Spend some time with Earpers who work in different fields and find out how they got into the industry and what they love about their jobs. We’ll chat about what working in production is really like and how keeping an open mind and trying new things can lead to really interesting experiences and all kinds of weird and wonderful knowledge.

Panelists: Christin Hanly (moderator), Allison Shank, Georgie Luttrell, Marcie DeFeo

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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parents of purgatory

Have you ever wondered what raising a child in Purgatory would be like? Does being a parent in Purgatory require even greater sacrifice? Being a parent may be the only similarity Sheriff Nedley and Michelle Earp share, though, as Nedley carefully and patiently guides and mentors while Michelle skips town…twice. Join Greg Lawson and Megan Follows for a discussion about the challenges their characters face as caregivers of their own children and protectors in a town full of demons.

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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To Hell and Back:
The Psychology of Evil and Heroism
in Wynonna Earp

Think of a recent act of violence from the news. In trying to understand the perpetrator’s motivation, did you or others use the word “evil” (e.g. “he did it because he is evil”)? What does “evil” really mean and what causes it? Are people born evil or is it “triggered” by the events of their lives? Do you have the potential for evil?

Come over to the dark side for an atmospheric and interactive* workshop on the psychology of evil in Wynonna Earp. Through Bobo Del Rey and Wynonna Earp—two of the most complex and misunderstood characters—Professor Limmer will guide you on an exploration of the final common pathway to evil.

At the end of our journey, we will step back into the light—discussing the meaning of heroism and how you can develop you own heroic imagination.

*introvert-friendly

Professor Limmer, better known as winnie_the_earp on Twitter, studied cognitive neuroscience at the University of Cambridge (UK), and taught social and personality psychology at Westminster College—a small liberal arts college near Pittsburgh, PA. Defying convention, she scrapped the syllabus and ditched the textbooks—redesigning and refocusing the courses on morality and social justice (social psychology) and the criminal personality (personality psychology). Currently, Winnie consults for a business solutions company, but she cannot wait to get back in the classroom.

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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Earp Your Community Panel

Earpers answer the call: giving time, money, support, a kind word of encouragement, and performing acts of kindness in all shapes and sizes. Through projects like Earp It Forward, fan fundraisers, and other fan collaborations, the Wynonna Earp fandom has become an engaged and active force for positive change. This panel will look at the power of fandom as a tool for collective action and the impact service has on people’s well-being, especially as part of a larger community. Fandoms are powerful - let’s talk about how to unleash that untapped potential within ourselves, our communities, and worldwide.

Kristen is the founder of Earp It Forward and co-manager of the Earp Your Community initiative. She also runs the New England Earp Your Community (EYC) Twitter. Kristen has contributed to nonprofits for much of her life as a volunteer and intern. Helping others has given her a true sense of purpose and she believes the Earpers and fandom in general can play a major part in changing the world. Kindness and making a difference is what she’s all about.

Kristen A. is a NYC Earper and strong supporter of Earp It Forward since joining the fandom. As a longtime volunteer and team leader with New York Cares, Kristen decided to merge her two passions through EarpYourCommunity. She coordinated her first park cleanup event last summer and continued with additional events throughout the year. To Kristen, one of the most rewarding aspects of the initiative is seeing fellow Earpers work together to serve their community.

Sarah is a partner on Earp It Forward and co-manager of the Earp Your Community initiative. She runs the Bay Area (California) “BayHaught” Earp Your Community Twitter and has organized several EYC service meetups for local Earpers. In addition to her Earp It Forward activities, Sarah is a staff writer for Tell-Tale TV.

Inspired by Earp It Forward and the Earp Your Community initiative, Geffen started her own chapter of Earp Your Community in Los Angeles (the first by an Earper outside of the co-managers). She has actively planned and organized several successful events addressing issues such as homelessness, animal welfare, and food insecurity. Geffen strives to empower other local Earpers to volunteer and advocate for their passions.

Magdalena (moderator) is a hospitalist who participates in patient care and education of medical students and residents. She educates students not only on medical knowledge, but also on humanistic, respectful approaches to patient care with the goal of shared decision-making. In her free time, she frequently volunteers at the student run homeless clinics as well as helps her wife take photographs of difficult to adopt dogs.


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LGBTQ Representation Panel

A television show alone may not change the world, but it can change the minds and hearts of viewers. Join Emily Andras, Noelle Carbone, Valerie Anne, Emily Gutierrez, and Shelbie as they talk about Wynonna Earp's importance within the context of LGBTQ representation in media!

Valerie Anne is a TV Writer and Social Media Co-Editor for Autostraddle, recapping shows like Wynonna Earp, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. She's been writing about LGBTQ+ TV for seven years, aka since we had to recap shows that only had subtext ships because there weren't enough queer main characters on TV. She's a nerdy, Twitter-addicted, Hufflepuff who is one part Kara Danvers, two parts Waverly Earp, a dash of Cosima and an extra helping of her own brand of weirdo.

Emily Gutierrez is a queer Filipino Canadian filmmaker from Hamilton, Ontario. After seeing glimpses of herself represented in shows like One Day at a Time, Emily realized both how much she needed to see herself represented and how little she had seen herself represented. This is what propelled her to pursue filmmaking and create her first film, Italian 101.

Shelbie is an engineer and Board Director for LGBT Fans Deserve Better, a non-profit organization. She travels and speaks on behalf of the organization about all things rep. One of her current projects is working with the organization to design, build, and implement the TV Scoring Database.

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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poc panel

In the diverse landscape of modern media, discussions of race and identity are vital. Last year we had our Fans of Colour, and this year we are excited to announce our POC Panel. 4 past and present cast members will discuss what representation means in the context of Wynonna Earp, and the wider tv and screen landscape. Depending on the discussion we may have time for questions at the end.

Panelists: Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Shamier Anderson, Tamara Duarte

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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Fanfic Panel

Join us for a thoughtful discussion on Wynonna Earp-centric fanfic, it's impact on the fandom and how it helped us survive the #FightForWynonna, hosted by EFA Podcast's own DarkWiccan!

Panelists: Moderater Jen Tidwell aka DarkWiccan, ComeLayInMyBed, Keila aka Aphrodite16, l_Grace_B, and Alissa aka Maidenstar

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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Wynhaught

We really could have called this the Tessa and Scott panel now that we think about it. Their characters may be at odds at times, but they make a pretty great team and are of course a fan favourite duo both on and off screen.

…So we thought why not bring the #Wynhaught fun to #EHCon2019? With Melanie and Kat on their very own panel, who knows what’ll happen?

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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the newlywed game with wayhaught & Jetri

While we know we had already announced a Wayhaught panel, we couldn’t resist the idea our planning committee had to evolve it into a Wayhaught AND Jetri panel, bringing everyone a little 2-for-1 event that promises to be nothing if not entertaining!

Join Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Kat Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Justin Kelly as they consider questions from the classic TV show “The Newlywed Game” from the POV of their characters and their iconic partnerships.

We are also excited to announce Jen Tidwell (@neverheardofjen on Twitter) as the moderator/host of this panel!

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


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wynonna writers

We had so much fun with this panel last year that we are doing it all over again! Join Emily Andras, Noelle Carbone, Caitlin D. Fryers, Shelley Scarrow, and Matt Doyle for this annual trip into the writers’ room of Wynonna Earp.

There will be drinking (the writers all claim they prefer a pen over a microphone) and there will be jokes, that much we know. But for all the rest you have to attend this #EHCon2019 panel!

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.


whisky knights:
making wynonna earp medieval

The quality of Wynonna Earp’s writing needs no introduction. It is a brilliantly plotted, carefully scripted show that fans and critics alike recognize for its diversity, creativity, and courage. But what happens when we take some of Wynonna Earp’s famed story elements and characterization and examine them within a medieval framework? Is such a thing even possible? What does King Arthur have to do with Wynonna Earp? Could Peacemaker and Excalibur be best friends? Can the Holy Grail hold all of Purgatory’s whisky?

Join Dr. Lauren aka Wrack Wonder as she compares the legends of King Arthur with the legend of Wyatt Earp’s heir. Swords! Booze! Queer stuff! Hold onto your butts, we’re getting’ Medieval.

You may recognize Dr. Lauren (Wrack Wonder) from her long, unasked for twitter threads like “Nicole Haught is a matinee idol,” “The barn scene is the best,” and “Nicole Haught’s favourite movie is Silence of the Lambs.” She has also been known to dabble in fanfiction. In real life, she holds a PhD in Medieval Literature and teaches English Literature and Communications.

All panels are accessible to valid 3-day and that day’s 1-day pass holders.