(Guest Poster: Bibi G. B.K.A. Kay-B ☺)
Hello 2017, and welcome back to NYC, Vulture Festival! If you missed Vulture Fest in previous years (here’s our 2016 recap of meeting Shonda Rhimes), don’t miss it this year! Vulture, known for its celebrity news, recaps of your favorite shows, and all around entertainment journalism, is back with some of BGN’s old favorites and favorites to be! So, if you live in NYC, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or are just willing to travel, check out Vulture Festival NYC, May 20th-21st!
If you are looking for a guide to which events you should attend, here is a list of some BGN favorites:
- Claws & Cocktails: Debuting this Summer on TNT, Claws is said to be a darker comedy set in a nail salon. For me, it’s stars Niecy Nash (Reno 911, Getting On, Selma) and Carrie Preston (The Good Wife & True Blood) that have sold me on this show! So, if you want a sneak peek with these stars and more of its cast, come enjoy this exclusive screening + cocktails!
- The Carmichael Show Tackles Issues of the Day: One of this BGN’s favorite shows, The Carmichael Show is set to have their Season 3 premiere later this month. Striking a balance between comedy, culture, and social issues, if this show isn’t already on your watch list, binge seasons 1 & 2 on Netflix, and then come to the event to see more of this brilliant cast in person! Created and written by star Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors, Lucas Bros. Moving Company,) the entire Carmichael clan including: David Alan Grier (In Living Color, Martin, Jumanji,) Loretta Divine (Waiting to Exhale, Grey’s Anatomy,) Amber Stevens West (Greek, 22 Jump Street,) Lil Rel Howery (Get Out, Friends of the People,) and Tiffany Haddish (If Loving You is Wrong, Girls Trip) will eloquently and hilariously debate the topics of the day!
- The stars of “2 Dope Queens” will be back this year for a live podcast recording you won’t want to miss.
- Bryan Fuller, creator of BGN’s new fave American Gods (check out Episode 1 now on Starz,) will be doing an intimate conversation about the bloodiest scenes that have influenced his career and, in turn, the gore that is American Gods.
Elsewhere over the course of this two day event, you can catch panels with Connie Britton post-Nashville (RIP Rayna James & Tami Taylor Forever), the Jane the Virgin cast getting real about the twists and time jumps this season, Aziz Ansari chatting about the newest season of Master of None, as well as a State of the Union with Stephen Colbert and Frank Rich.
Check out their website (http://vulturefestival.com) to purchase tickets and the official schedule of events. If you have multiple event interests and can’t choose which one to attend, don’t choose! Get the Vulture Pass and enjoy premium access to the Festival for you and a guest!
BGN will be covering a couple of these events, so if you around, please tweet us @BlackGirlNerds or @LadyKayB21 to say hey while there! Also, don’t forget to check out the hashtag #BGNVultureFestival for exclusive BGN updates.
Bibi G. (aka Kay-B) is Contributor and Podcaster on Black Girl Nerds and Writer on Just About Write reviewing TV and film.
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Kay-B (Sometimes known as Bibi G.) is an entertainment journalist, podcaster, writer and all around pop culture enthusiast, currently living in NYC. She is an avid TV & film watcher and reviewer with Black Girl Nerds and Just About Write. She is a journalist inspired by the truth and intrigued by interviewing people who are doing extraordinary things in this world. In her free time, she loves to travel and can be found somewhere converting new Flash, Riverdale and Queen Sugar Fans. Kay-B also serves as the Director of Operations & Business strategy for BGN!