Muzzled is finally here! After a very long process for the creators, and a very long wait for you, the fans, all three episodes are up and all our hard work has paid off. Watch an incredible cast that I am honored to be a part of, including Ashly Burch, Ashley Clements, Maxwell Glick, Brendan Bradley, Joey Richter, Lauren Lopez, Juliet Landau, Jeff Lewis, and more sing and magic our hearts out to some incredible music written by Jason Charles Miller. This was a blast to do and I hope you all will enjoy it as much as we loved making it. Major thanks to all the kickstarter backers for helping this dream become a reality. If you like it, share it! The more you spread the word the more chance there is that we’ll be able to make more. Sing On!
Saturday at GeekyCon means non-stop programming and fandom fun from morning until… well, the morning again. It means more signings and photobooths, the HPA’s Apparating Library, and TONS of panels, programs, and performances. Oh, and Ty Simpkins taking names at Quidditch:
The morning started with Improv with Jon Cozart and friends Maxwell Glick and Jackie Emerson. Nothing wakes us up like laughing with hilarious YouTubers.
Maxwell and Jon later joined Thomas Sanders to tell us How 2 Disney, with advice on the parks and nostalgia for that great childhood monolith. The panel ended with a rousing Mulan “Be A Man” sing-a-long!
When it comes to advice and experience panels, today was packed with fantastic feminism. Meghan Tonjes, Leigh Lahav, Tessa Netting, and the Hillywood sisters Hannah and Hindi took to the GeekyCon MainStage to talk about their experiences “Internetting While Female,” what inspires them, and their advice to empower others.
Speaking of inspiration, our friends at the Harry Potter Alliance celebrated ten incredible years of using fandom to inspire change at their 10th Birthday Party, complete with party hats. Happy Birthday, HPA!
Another GeekyCon staple, Team Starkid, performed a set list created by their Twitter followers in A(nother) Very Starkid Event, complete with totally awesome matching shirts!
And now we’re all dolled up and dancing our faces off at the Esther Earl Rocking Charity Ball! We’ll see you later for the traditional spectacle that is Total Eclipse of the Heart! You don’t want to miss it!
So, the How2Disney panel was probably my favorite part of GeekyCon because all we did was talk about how much we love Disney and discuss Disney theories. Plus, Thomas Sanders and Jon Cozart were on the panel with Maxwell Glick (mrcheezypop). We sang Disney songs and sorted Disney characters into Hogwarts houses and it was just so much fun. Plus, Max asked some Disney trivia and I won a special edition Disneyland Diamond Edition park map. It was such a great time.
So, as someone who wants to write webseries for a living, I’ve watched my fair share of shows. These are some of my favorites, in alphabetical order. Since webseries actors have a tendency to pop up in other productions, I’ll list notable people as well.
A literary series based off of the three musketeers, A4O follows the story of Dorothy Castlemoore as she attempts to rush the sorority Mu Sigma Theta, and the problems (and hilarity) that ensues. (PLUS, though it is non-canon the fandom has a theory that Inseperables members cookiemonster, canonicallyace and worstdanceever are Laura, Beth and Lizzie, respectively.) I give this show a 5/5 queer rating for gender swapped characters, canonically queer ladies and a bisexual character who says the word bi!
Notable Actors - Alejandra Simmons, Angie Lopez
Couple-ish - Written by Kaitlyn Alexander and Sharon Belle
Couple-ish follows Dee and Rachel, as they attempt to trick the Canadian government into thinking they’re dating so Rachel can stay in the country. I give this show a 5/5 queer rating for sheer awesomeness.
Ava is an awkward high schooler who gets some extra-ordinary help from Charlie, who is possibly the world’s WORST guardian angel. I give this show a 4/5 queer rating for canon bisexuality, and so many lady kisses.
In a world with good and evil witches, Sloane and Taylor are two soulmates with questionable pasts that must find each other in each life they live. I give this show a 3/5 queer rating for lady kisses.
Emmy award wining and one of the first major literary series, LBD is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice where Lizzie is a grad student vlogging as part of her thesis. There are several companion series throughout so make sure to try and watch them all. I give this show a 0/5 queer rating, for straightness, but it’s still good.
A literary series based off of Little Women, MFL is about the March sisters as they send video letters to their mother. I give this show a 4/5 queer rating for a canonically ace character (Beth), and lady kisses.
Alex would be a typical college student, if her dad wasn’t the devil. Follow her as she gains new powers, and tries to save the world. I give this show a 3/5 queer rating for lady kisses and bi characters.
In a world where singing grants you power, the Blackhearts are a faction of people who must wear a magical tattoo called a muzzle to keep them from singing. Malfalia, the daughter of the leader of the Blackhearts, just wants to sing. This star studded cast is really remarkable. I give this show a 0/5 queer rating, but again, it’s still very good.
Notable Actors - Ashley Clements, Mary-Kate Wiles, Maxwell Glick, Lauren Lopez (of Starkid), Joey Richter (of Starkid), Jeff Lewis (of The Guild), Ashly Burch (Voice actress most known for Chloe Price), Juliet Landau (Buffy’s Drusilla) and the series was created in part by Matthew Mercer (Voice actor most known for Chrom in Fire Emblem or McCree in Overwatch, DM for Critical Role)
Each season follows a different lady-loving-lady couple as they are somehow stuck in a lease. I give this show a 4/5 queer rating for all-around queerness.
Notable Actors - Season 2, Angie Lopez, Winnie Clark (of Almost Adults)
This list is by no means the end-all-be-all of web-series, and the rating system is literally just my own opinion. but, like I said, these are some of my favorites. Stop by my inbox if you have suggestions for me to add or if any of the links are broken. Happy watching!