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‘Queer Geeks of Oz Comic-Con

LGBTIQ community of Australia to host an exclusive panel

at Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2014.’


Left to Right : Sonja Hammer, a Storm Trooper Empire Employee , Dylan Adler, Kyle Evans, Raena Jackson-Armitage. ( Absent panelists not pictured: Dean Arcuri and Bailey O’Neill ).

‘Oz Comic-Con, Australia’s leading pop culture expo, and Queer Geeks of Oz are joining together to celebrate and explore LGBTIQ visibility and representation in pop culture. Launching at this year’s Oz Comic-Con Melbourne (July 5-6), and continuing through to subsequent Oz Comic-Con shows in Brisbane and Sydney this year, Queer Geeks of Oz will moderate a panel discussion focusing on fans from across the rainbow spectrum.


Hosted by Australia’s very own, and only, LGBTIQ geek radio show, Sci-Fi and Squeam, which broadcasts on JOY 94.9 Melbourne (the only 24/7 LGBTIQ station in Australia), the panel discussion will feature guests with a passion for science-fiction, cult TV, movies, comics, video games, cosplay/crosplay and more.


Sonja Hammer, organizer of the Queer Geeks panel and host of Sci-Fi and Squeam says, “This is a wonderful opportunity to come together and celebrate all things geek. The panel will focus on the characters, media, art, people and work that is loved across queer pop culture.”


So…that was the Press Release…but what really happened? Well you have to listen to the podcast to find out !

Why did we do this ? Well, we all know that NOT all Geeks are the SAME and NOT all QUEERS are the Same..!


So check out and listen ..or WATCH…the panel in action on the day Sunday July 6 at 2pm 2014.

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Panel included:

Sonja Hammer, producer and presenter of Sci-Fi and Squeam on JOY 94.9; Gaymer and radio host of Sci-Fi and Squeam, Dylan Adler; Transgamer, horrorfile and broadcaster, Bailey O’Neill; Girl Gaymer, tech geek and radio host, Raena Jackson-Armitage; LGBTIQ personality, comic book fan, podcaster and broadcaster, Dean Arcuri; Sci-Fi geek, Queer Gamer and Tech nerd, Kyle Evans;

Thanks also goes  to the QGOO team:

Sebastian Mittelman

Tim Artos Grady

Tina Rodi

Lisa Sinclair

Ross Bryant

Ollie Savage

and to all the panelists, THANK YOU  !

and special thanks to : Jess Meads/JM Cosplay , the staff and volunteers at Oz Comic Con Melbourne and to Blue PR and Sophie Blue and to JOY 949,  MCV,  Same Same,  Star Observer, GeeksOUT! Bent-Con, gaymerX2, Monster Pictures and Leslie Morris.

Article posted on Geeks OUT! website with Jono Jarrett !


About Queer Geeks of Oz:

Queer Geeks of Oz was formed in 2013 to be able to reach out to the geek community and in particular to the fans who identify as Queer and find it challenging to go to pop culture conventions, due to feelings of isolation. Fandom is for everyone and Queer Geeks of Oz aims to support and to reflect that for all within the LGBTIQ community and their allies. From a local Australian level to a global scale, this is about visibility for all fans of science fiction, comics, fantasy, horror, video games and cos/crossplay.

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Queer Geeks of Oz website 

Guy Fi Podcast

Canned Geek


Oz Comic Con website

See you all in Brisbane and Sydney Oz Comic Con 2014 !


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