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Beer City CONx Announces Guest Speaker Lineup

Beer City Comic Con (BCCC), a three-day event set for Friday, September 29, through Sunday, October 1, welcomes guest speakers for an exclusive lecture series on September 29, from 3-6:30 p.m., at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville’s Banquet Hall.

Beer City Comic Con’s CONx (Community. Ontology. Noetics.) is a one-of-a-kind lecture series featuring locally, regionally, and nationally renowned philosophers, psychologists, community and religious leaders, experts in social justice, sustainability, and others. Attendees can expect to hear insightful and inspiring stories detailing the passion, vision, and research conducted by top experts.

Featured speakers include:

  • Brett McCall of Better Than Unicorns, a virtual reality expert
  • Johnny Shields of Johnny Shields Productions, Beer City Comic Con producer
  • Mark Russell, comic book author
  • Rich Diviney, Navy SEAL, author, and expert in leadership and human performance
  • Donald Robertson, cognitive behavioral psychotherapist, author, and stoicism expert
  • Bruce Waller, creator of Black Wall Street AVL and personal chief marketing officer
  • Dr. Raymond Turpin, psychologist and certified alternative psychedelic therapy and research specialist
  • Stephanie Williams, comic book author
  • Chief Richard Sneed, principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • Donna Glee Williams, fantasy author, dream worker, and creative coach
  • Lynn Morgan Rosser, musician and founder of The Complete Caregiver

Each presenter will discuss their work and thoughts on various subjects including social justice, psychedelic therapy, leadership, sustainability, philosophy, technology, art, and music.

Panels will include:

  • A Comic Con to Save the World by Johnny Shields
  • Can Sci-Fi Comics Change the World? Building a New Society, One Panel at a Time by Mark Russell
  • Dynamic Subordination by Rich Diviney
  • Stoicism: A Hero’s Mindset by Donald Robertson
  • Galactic Responsibility by Bruce Waller
  • Can Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Save Our Heroes? by Dr. Raymond Turpin
  • Your Voice, Your Superpower: The Importance of Using and Honing Your Voice by Stephanie Williams
  • Being Culturally Deliberate by Chief Richard Sneed
  • The Post-Patriarchal Hero’s Journey by Donna Glee Williams
  • Songs for the Night Field musical performance by Lynn Morgan Rosser

Broaden your mind with a local craft beer in hand!

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