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Amy Schneider with Mimi Zima

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Tue Oct 10, 2023
7:30 pm PDT


The Great Hall
1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
Seattle, 98101 United States
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Arts & Culture

Who is the most successful woman to ever compete on Jeopardy!?

Amy Schneider’s impressive forty-game winning streak was accompanied by an even greater prize – the joy of being herself on national television and blazing a trail for openly queer and transgender people around the world. Join Amy as she shares her singular journey that led to becoming an unlikely icon and hero to millions. 

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Amy Schneider is an American software engineer and recent Jeopardy! champion. Following an impressive forty-game winning streak, she became the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy!. She is second all-time in the show’s history, trailing only Ken Jennings. Amy is also the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions. She has been covered in PeopleThe New York TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Washington PostUSA TODAY, and more, and she has appeared on Good Morning America.

Mimi Zima is a DJ, performer, and recording artist who has been an integral part of Seattle’s music and queer nightlife scenes for nearly a decade. She gained wider recognition in 2020 with the release of her underground rave hit “Back of the Truck.” In her original music and her DJ sets, she strives to boldly confront transmisogyny and to encourage trans women and queer people at large to liberate themselves from shame and repression. 

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