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posted February 23rd, 2009
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Prism Comics, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization supporting LGBT comics creators and fans, unveils an exciting slate of events for WonderCon, the Bay Area's pre-eminent comics and pop-culture consumer convention. Prism will be hosting booth appearances and talent signings, announcing the winner of the 2009 Queer Press Grant, and holding three panel discussions featuring the most prominent and talented LGBT creators in comics today and in San Francisco’s rich history of underground, gay comix. WonderCon takes place at the Moscone Center South, Friday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st.

“San Francisco is the perfect place for Prism to promote LGBT talent, characters, themes, and titles in the comics field,” said Prism Co-President and Publicist, David Stanley. “Several Board members, along with Co-President Patricia Jeres, will be there to answer any questions from both the press and the large and enthusiastic audience we always find at WonderCon.”

Visit us at the Prism Booth, #715, where you can buy the latest and classic LGBT comics along with meeting your favorite creators. Here’s latest schedule of appearances by LGBT and LGBT-friendly comics talent:

Friday, February 27

4-5pm: Robert Triptow (Gay Comix)

5-6pm: Joey Alison Sayers6 (Wuvable Oaf)

Saturday, February 28

12-1pm: Joey Alison Sayers3 (Pride High)

1-2pm: Tristan Crane (How Loathsome)

2-3pm: Lucky Legendary, the superhero group extraordinaire, live and in costume!

3-4pm: Sean Seamus McWhinny (Diary of a Catering Whore)

4-5pm: Ed Luce & Matt Wobensmith (Wuvable Oaf)

5-6pm: Trina Robbins (It Ain't Me Babe, Wimmen's Comix) & Brian Andersen (So Super Duper)

Sunday, March 1

11am-12: Eric Shanower (Marvel’s Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Age of Bronze)

12-1pm: Brian Andersen (So Super Duper)

1-2pm: Mark Padilla & Johnny Nolan (Gravity Faggot)

2-3pm: Joey Alison Sayers2 (Glamazonia the Uncanny Super Tranny)

3-4pm: Paige Braddock (Jane’s World) & Justin Hall

For the most up-to-date signing schedule, check here often at prismcomics.org.

PANELS: Prism also has three exciting panels you won’t want to miss:

1) The Birth of "Gay Comix" is the first panel, taking place on Friday, February 27, 5:30–6:30pm, in Room 236-238. The panel celebrates the 1980 publication of San Francisco’s groundbreaking comic book, “Gay Comix,” edited by Joey Alison Sayers0 and San Francisco artist Robert Triptow, and published by Kitchen Sink Press. Meet Robert Triptow and other seminal LGBT cartoonists including Burton Clarke (Gay Comix), Vaughn Frick (Gay Comix), Joey Alison Sayers4 (Jayson), Joey Alison Sayers5 (The Further Fattening Adventures of Pudge, Girl Blimp), Trina Robbins (It Ain't Me Babe, Wimmen's Comix) and Mary Wings (Come Out Comix) in a fascinating trip back to the beginnings of the queer comics movement, moderated by Justin Hall (Hard to Swallow).

2) Queer Women In Comics takes place on Saturday, February 28, 1:30–2:30pm, in Room 232-234. Meet the most talented and creative LGBT women working in comics today. Moderated by Joey Alison Sayers1, Prism Comics Co-President, the panel features Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Greta Christina (Best Erotic Comics), Joey Alison Sayers (Thingpart), and Leia Weathington (Bold Riley).

3) Have an LGBT comic book idea and want to publish it yourself? Then the third panel, Self-Publishing Queer Comics, on Sunday, March 1, 2:00–3:00pm, in Room 220-224, is for you! Panelists Brian Andersen (So Super Duper), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Justin Hall (True Travel Tales), Andy Hartzell (Fox Bunny Funny, Monday), Johnny Nolen (Gravity Faggot) and Sean Z (Myth) will lend their experience and expertise as they discuss the nuts and bolts of creating your comic, promoting it, and getting it into the stores. Moderated by Zan Christensen (Mark of Aeacus).

During our third panel, Prism will be announcing the winner of their 2009 Queer Press Grant!

Again, for all the latest on Prism’s activities at WonderCon, go to www.prismcomics.org.

WonderCon, San Francisco’s annual comic book, science fiction and motion picture convention in its 23rd year, is being held at Moscone Center South, 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA. For more information, go to www.comic-con.org/wc.

Prism Comics is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered) creators, characters, themes and readers in the comic book field. Along with convention appearances, Prism publishes an annual guide (Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics), gives out an annual Queer Press Grant, and maintains a website with LGBT creator listings and features on all that’s queer in comics.


Ted Abenheim

Prism Comics promotes the works of the LGBT community in comics. It does not implicitly endorse any other material or products associated with those works. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s).


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