Grey Havens YA at Denver Comic Con!

Denver Comic Con 2015 is still partying on, but Grey Havens YA’s panel is now completed! We had a great day on Sunday, and we want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. The following post includes some fun photos and details about our time at the event. We may be getting more photos later, so keep an eye out on our Facebook page! Enjoy.

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Kelly and Robyn had fun wandering the exhibit hall until panel time. They had a nasty run in with some storm-troopers, but they managed to get out of it okay, good thing Robyn had her sonic screwdriver!

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We got a few of our audience members to participate in our #ThisIsWhatANerdLooksLike campaign, and we just had to take a photo of our panel name on the fancy electronic schedule!

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Grey Havens YA panelists, members, families, and next generation joined us for a photo-op before the panel. Everyone looks like they’re having an awesome time!

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To warm up, Kelly led our panelists in some nerd yoga. First, the fangirl.

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Next, the Hermione hand-raise!

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And of course, we had to dance like the Doctor.

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They were ready!

Our members were very eloquent, funny, and inspiring. They talked about how much this community means to them and what it’s like being a young nerd. They took questions from the audience that were both silly and serious — “How do you decide what’s appropriate for the whole group?” (See our book selection policy). “Have any of you ever got something spoiled for you in the group?” Yes, we spoiled the last Harry Potter book for Ethan– Ethan, we are so so sorry!

Kelly and Robyn addressed some of the details about Grey Havens YA, including the fact that we are 100% volunteers – to which one woman in the audience responded, “What? Hooowww???” We make it work because we love this group, and we believe in the power of literacy, imagination, community, and inclusion. We are so grateful to be a part of something so wonderful that has already grown far beyond our dreams in just two years. If you want to help our group grow even more, please consider supporting our efforts. Overall, it was a fantastic panel, and we are so proud of our young adult nerds.

Of course, no Grey Havens Ya event would be complete without not one, but two videos of our famous Slogo:

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About evermind

Co-Director Grey Havens Group, Inc. (http://greyhavensgroup.com) and it's young adult branch Grey Havens YA (http://greyhavensya.com). Evermind also blogs personally about life, faith, grief, and beauty at Chased by Light: http://evermind.wordpress.com.

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