Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: Doors at 6, show at 6:30
Where: DC9 Nightclub

“The Voice of A Genderation. Vocoders, Autotune, and Queer Identity” by Navi
Talk Description: From chipmunks to autotune, music nerd navi takes you on an abridged history of vocal effects in popular music, with an emphasis on the queer artists that used the technology to explore, expand, and exhibit their gender identities.
Bio: Navi (he/they) is a non-binary Sri Lankan manymedia artist, music producer, and meme maker. A self taught creative, they’ve released multiple nerdcore hip hop albums, toured as the lead vocalist of a psychedelic punk rap group, and engaged in local Art Making™ as a lighting designer, composer, sound engineer, performer, puppeteer, production manager, graphic designer, marketing content creator, and playwright. Currently, they’re running the R&D wing of Flying V as an Artistic Lead, exploring the vast reaches of performance, technology, and nerd culture!

“Late 90’s Kiwi TV” by Morgan Elwell
Talk Description: What would a world without adults look like? Or what if William Shatner had his own version of the Twilight Zone? Would a high school run by aliens work? Cloud 9 Studios in New Zealand answered these questions (and many more!) Learn about some of the biggest TV shows you probably missed from one of the smallest countries.
Bio: Morgan Elwell (she/her) is a former TV producer turned publicist with a love of all things media. She has over a decade of experience getting audiences excited for new things and she can’t wait to share her latest find with you!

“BeaverQuest: A Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” by Mike Bock
Talk Description: An interactive presentation where the audience decides the outcome! Spend a week in the life of North America’s favorite aquatic rodent.
Bio: Mike Bock (he/him) is a science communicator who works at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. For his comedy work, check out local sketch groups Brick Penguin and Cured By Pain.