Updated! Prism's Gay Agenda for San Diego Comic-Con!|
posted July 23rd, 2007
SAN DIEGO, CA - UPDATED! Check out the nifty scrollin' calendar below, listing all of the Prism and LGBT-related events at this year's Comic-Con International - San Diego! It's part of what we call "The Gay Agenda". If you're at the Con, we're at booth #2148, so stop on by and say "hi"! We're quite friendly and have lots of great LGBT comix and stuff for you to peruse and buy.
After that, check out all our events! We've full slate of panels, creator signings, and exclusive events, with a special emphasis on promoting new LGBT Talent.
On Thursday, July 26 at 2:00pm in Room 10, Prism presents the panel, "LGBT New Creators". With the current astonishing success of Alison Bechdel, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa1, Allan Heinberg, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa0, and many others, Prism looks ahead to Tomorrow's LGBT Comics Superstars. Moderated by Terrance Griep (writer, Scooby-Doo, Judo Girl, and openly gay pro wrestler "SpiderBaby"), with up-and-coming LGBT creators Jennie Breeden (The Devil's Panties), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter, winner of Prism's first annual Press Grant), Lynx Delirium (The Goth Queen Needs a Mate), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa4 (Frater Mine), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa6 (Pride High) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa7 (YU+ME).
Megan Gedris is the winner of the 2006 Queer Press Grant—part of Prism's ongoing initiative to encourage new talent. Prism is extremely proud to present Megan as she debuts her first graphic novel YU+ME. Along with appearing in the "LGBT New Creators" panel, she will appear on the "Gays in Comics Panel" (see below). Megan will sign YU+ME at the Prism booth on Friday, July 27 at 3:00pm.
Also signing at the Prism booth is Alison Bechdel (multiple Eisner-nominee this year for Fun Home) on Friday, July 27 at 5:00pm, directly following her panel, "Spotlight On Alison Bechdel" (3:30-4:30pm, Room 1AB).
Along with Megan and Alison, the Prism booth will feature a full roster of signing sessions all weekend with both new talent and LGBT (or LGBT-friendly) superstars including Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze), Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Terry Moore (Strangers In Paradise), Colleen Coover (Small Favors), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa5 (The Legend of Isis), Tommy Roddy (Pride High), and many, many more, along. Plus on Saturday at 11:00am, look forward to an appearance by the superhero group, Lucky Legendary followed by Tobias Troost, "Levity" from "Who Wants To Be A Super Hero, at Noon. Check here for a full schedule before the Con and during Con, check the Prism Booth and the Con's Daily Update for the latest information.
Prism's publication, Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2007, will be on sale at the booth all weekend (though currently on sale in our Web Shop!), with members of the Prism board and advisory board also available to answer questions about the best in LGBT material in comics plus listen to feedback from fans, retailers, members, and prospective members.
Prism is participating once again in the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Comic-Con Welcome Party on Thursday, July 26, starting at 7:30pm, at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego, sharing the CBLDF's goals of protecting freedom of expression. Be sure to come and bid on exclusive auction items such as original art, autographed items and even some one-on-one time from the top LGBT talents in the comics field.
Party with Prism on Friday, July 27, 9:00pm-1:00am, at Rich's Dance Club with "The Super Villain Party", featuring hot go-go boys, face and body painting, raffle and giveaways items, the premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa3' Witch Kids, plus a costume contest! Bring your most villainous wear! Rich's is located at 1051 University Avenue, San Diego, CA,
Lastly, the annual LGBT highlight, "Gays in Comics" panel, celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Comic-Con on Saturday, June 28, from 5:30-8:00pm in Room 6A! Joining founding moderator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa2 (best-selling author of Star Trek novels and director of She-Ra and Isis DVD documentaries), are Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Sensational Spider-Man), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa8 (TV's Heroes), Charles "Zan" Christensen (co-founder of PRISM, writer of The Mark of Aeacus), Alonso Duralde (101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men), and Megan Gedris (YU+ME). Directly after the panel, Prism will host its annual "Gays in Comics Mixer" at 7:00pm, with prizes, announcements, and surprise guests!
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