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Below is the archived schedule from BroadwayCon 2016. Please note that it may not accurately reflect everything that took place, as we made on-the-fly changes due to the blizzard.

For most programming, you do not need to sign up in advance! For the most part, admission is first-come, first-served. Exceptions to this include workshops and autograph/photobooth sessions - more information about these can be found on our website. Adding a panel to your schedule does not guarantee admission to the panel.
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Sunday, January 24 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Insiders, Outsiders, and Masked Avengers: Your Role in the Broadway Community

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With constant Instagrams of backstage life, new podcast episodes every week, and the collective live tweeting of major Broadway moments, social media allows actors and fans alike to participate in the Broadway community. But how do you use these tools to strengthen your networks and form new bonds? What is it like to become a thing? Hear from actors, podcasters, and (formerly) anonymous Twitter personalities about making their mark on the Broadway community from the inside, the outside, and the in-between. 

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Jennifer Spitulnik

Jennifer Spitulnik’s researches maps the Broadway community’s public, digital storytelling on social media, which basically means she gets to spend a lot of time on Twitter. Her book on the subject has been selected for the Folklore Studies in a Multicultural World Series, and... Read More →

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Aaron J. Albano

Aaron J. Albano hails originally from the West Coast where he began performing professionally at the age of 15 in San Jose, CA. After attending the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), majoring in musical theatre, he made his Broadway debut in the original... Read More →
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Andrew Briedis

Andrew Briedis is a writer, and creator of Annoying Actor Friend, a satirical Internet personality that makes cultural commentary on the Broadway community. For over three years, Andrew operated anonymously under the Twitter handle @Actor_Friend, and on annoyingactorfriend.com. He is the author of "#SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend's Guide to Werking in Show Business" (2013) and "#GRATEFUL: Everything Happens for a Reason" (2015). Annoying Actor Friend was a finalist in the 2015 Shorty Awards—which honor excellence in social media. "#SOBLESSED: the A... Read More →
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Laura Heywood

When it comes to Broadway, Forbes calls Laura Heywood "the most vocal and visible supporter in the business.” Her formerly anonymous alter-ego, @BroadwayGirlNYC, is widely regarded as a leading advocate, ambassador, and best friend to Broadway. With experience as a national talk... Read More →
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Patrick Hinds

Host, Theater People podcast
Patrick Hinds is THRILLED to be making his Broadway(con) debut! He is the creator, co-producer, and host of the popular "Theater People" podcast, a show featuring full-length interviews with Tony winners, Broadway legends, and today’s brightest theater stars. Now in its third year, Theater... Read More →
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Nikka Graff Lanzarone

Nikka believes in telling stories from another angle. Finding out what the other side thinks, and making everyone feel heard and important. She believes in kindness, compassion, and humor above all. But when people ask for a bio, this is what she says: Nikka Graff Lanzarone first... Read More →
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Erin Quill

Erin Quill holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Performance. An original Broadway cast member of Avenue Q, she's also been seen as Madame Liang in the 50th anniversary production of Flower Drum Song, and as Lady Thiang opposite Debby Boone in The King and I, among... Read More →

Sunday January 24, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am EST
Murray Hill