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Thursday, July 23
 

12:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Darcie Little Badger
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Watch When Available: https://youtu.be/kn7MRYLC7cM

Darcie Little Badger's Elatsoe (Elatsoe, Strangelands) and Nick Thomas (senior editor, Levine Querido) discuss Darcie's fantasy-mystery debut novel, Elatsoe, the impact of traditional Lipan Apache storytelling, Rovina Cai's exquisite story within a story, illustrations, the role of Earth Sciences in her writing, the lack of cats in the world of Elatsoe, and the complexities of Zoom calls.

Thursday July 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

1:00pm PDT

Insider Art: A Compendium of Comics, Crafts & Cats for All Ages
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8C0UTAP1r38

Insider Art is a comics initiative that begin during the early days of the COVID19 pandemic; a way to bring female and non-binary creators together to raise money for our own: female and non-binary comic book retailers who faced financial hardships under quarantine. 8 editors, 1 retailer liaison, and over 100 creators from around the world united for one grand mission: to bring over 250 pages of comics, crafts and cats to the masses and conquer the tedium of the great indoors.

Thursday July 23, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

5:00pm PDT

LGBTQ Characters on Television - What's Next?
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Xe86B_9TF2g

Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time), Jamie Clayton (Roswell: New Mexico), Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), J. August Richards (Council of Dads), Harry Shum, Jr. (Shadowhunters), Brian Michael Smith (9-1-1: Lone Star) discuss the past, present, and future of representation of LGBTQ characters on television in a Q&A session moderated by Jim Halterman (TV Guide magazine).

Thursday July 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Shudder: 'Horror is Queer'
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/DRGOmWwYu0U

Discover why horror cinema is (and always has been) queer with Sam Wineman (The Quiet Room), director of Shudder' s upcoming documentary on LGBTQ horror film history, and a panel of leading voices: Nay Bever (co-host, Attack of the Queerwolf podcast), Bryan Fuller (creator, Hannibal), Don Mancini (creator of the Child' s Play franchise), Lachlan Watson (actor, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and, serving as moderator, writer Jordan Crucchiola.

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Friday, July 24
 

10:00am PDT

Howard Cruse: The Godfather of Queer Comics
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/RcX-OQG8joc

Howard Cruse, widely recognized as the "godfather of queer comics," passed away on November 28th, 2019. He left behind a remarkable legacy as the creator of Gay Comix, Wendel, and Stuck Rubber Baby (back in print from First Second Books in a 25th Anniversary Edition). Howard Cruse not only broke open doors with his prodigious talent, but he held them open for those who came after him. Join Prism Comics and moderators Justin Hall (No Straight Lines, professor, California College of the Arts), Jennifer Camper (Juicy Mother, Queers & Comics Conference organizer) and Karen Green (curator for Comics and Cartoons at Columbia University) for three panels discussing Cruse's life and work featuring creators who worked with or knew Howard - Trina Robbins, Denis Kitchen, Roberta Gregory, Robert Triptow, Diane DiMassa, Robert Kirby, Ivan Velez Jr., Rupert Kinnard, Ajuan Mance, Steve MacIsaac, Tara Madison Avery, William O. Tyler, and Andy Mangels.

For more about Howard Cruse please visit http://www.howardcruse.com
For a historical tribute to Howard Cruse written by Andy Mangels please download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.

Panelist Links
Tara Madison Avery - stackeddeckpress.com
Jennifer Camper - jennifercamper.com
Diane DiMassa - Facebook: Diane DiMassa Artist
Roberta Gregory - http://www.robertagregory.com
Justin Hall - justinhallawesomecomics.com
Rupert Kinnard, cartoonist - Facebook: Rupert Kinnard
Rob Kirby - robkirbycomics.com
Denis Kitchen - http://www.deniskitchen.com
Steve MacIsaac - stevemacisaac.com
Ajuan Mance - 8-rock.com
Andy Mangels - http://www.andymangels.com
Robert Triptow - https://roberttriptow.com
William O. Tyler - https://www.williamotyler.com
Ivan Velez Jr. - planetbronx.com
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

10:00am PDT

Lights, Camera, LGBTQI-Identity! Never Alone
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/uTCIbyaa27w

YOU have the starring role in your own hero's journey--but the spotlight can be lonely. And Pop Culture Hero Coalition (@SuperheroIRL) stands united as you meet allies, mentors, and opposition along the way. If you're isolated and away from your usual support systems, connect with Ru Paul's Drag Race contestants Pandora Boxx, Jackie Cox, and Silky Nutmeg Ganache, who will bolster your identity with their hard-won stories of resilience--and explore our interactive comic book, Lights, Camera, Identity! Never Alone, which features these Queens as mentors for LGBTQIA youth. We wanna "stand with you on the mountain" and celebrate your identity with multi-award-winning vocal artist Darren Hayes (Savage Garden). And proclaim love & inclusion with iconic NOH8 Campaign founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley. Featuring Huffington Post senior culture reporter Curtis Wong, along with Lights, Camera, Identity! Never Alone artist Mr. Loki and author Raymond Litster. Moderated by Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek: DS9, Doctor Who: Big Finish). "Pop Culture Hero Coalition is using Comic-Con's massive influence to spread its anti-bullying message." CBS News

Friday July 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Comic-Con@Home

3:00pm PDT

Galaxy Grrls, or the Female and Non-Binary Authors who Bridge the new Frontier of Space Fiction
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ztw7LcviyCM

Authors Nicky Drayden (Escaping Exodus), Marina Lostetter (Noumenon Ultra), Jessie Mihalik (Chaos Reigning), Valerie Valdes (Chilling Effect), and K.B. Wagers (A Pale Light in the Black) eye the history of space fiction through an entirely new lens. This panel is focused on the legacy of female and non-binary writers who came before, and the trailblazing of modern authors who are re-defining sex, gender, and society against the tapestry of the stars.

Friday July 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Saturday, July 25
 

12:00pm PDT

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion and Visibility Matter
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/8aA_jH-I4do

The past year has witnessed the birth of transformational change in the social fabric. The Killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery (to name a few) has triggered a response to the structural racism that has caused the nation and the world to take stock of its institutions. The growth of more diverse faces on the pages of popular comic books and in feature films has proven to be essential to reflect the world in which we all live. And, despite the onset of an unprecedented pandemic, the inclusion of people of color, women, and persons with disabilities and the LGBTQ community not only better reflects today's culture, it has also proven good for the bottom line. We will bring an award-winning panel together to challenge ongoing issues and push the conversation forward. Panelists include John Jennings (MFA: Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside, 2-time Eisner Award winner (2016, 2018), Frederick Aldama (PhD: The University Distinguished Professor, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished scholar, The Ohio State University, 2019 Eisner Award winner), Christina Steenz Stewart (syndicated cartoonist, Heart of the City; 2019 Dwayne McDuffie Award Winner), Chelsea ‘Ché' Grayson (MFA: Executive Director, Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation), David Walker (comic book writer, Bitter Root, Image) (Legendary Films): 2020 Eisner Award nomination, Naomi (DC): 2020 Eisner Award nomination), and Stanford Carpenter (PhD: Comics and Pop Culture anthropologist and Chair, Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival) .

David Walker https://davidfwalker.com
Frederick Aldama https://english.osu.edu/people/aldama.1
Chelsea Grayson https://chegrayson.com
Steenz Stewart https://www.oheysteenz.com
Stanford Carpenter https://www.linkedin.com/in/stanford-w-carpenter-phd-46658a5/

Saturday July 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home

6:00pm PDT

Out In Comics 33: Virtually Yours
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/m0MGIJI0ep4

The comic world's longest-running panel is 33 this year and enters the virtual age with Comic-Con@Home! As the comic book world has become a celebrated part of the pop culture world, "Out In Comics" is more relevant than ever before. With LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators as writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers, and journalists, what do their characters and creations mean for diverse representation, characters, and storylines in comics, film, and television? In our politicized and sometimes polarized world, what kind of heroes do we need, both behind-the-scenes, and on the page and screen? At a time when politics, viruses, racism, homophobia, and transphobia--sometimes interchangeable--intrude on every aspect of our lives, join Prism Comics and our diverse all-star panel to celebrate and spotlight creators, comics, and fans as they discuss the past, present, and future of Out In Comics! Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes special guests, including Christian Cooper (famous bird-watcher and Karen-fighter, co-creator, and writer of the Marvel series Darkhold and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, editor of the Marvel Swimsuit Specials, and creator of the Independent Queer Nation online gay comic), Hazel Newlevant (cartoonist of the graphic novellas If This Be Sin and Sugar Town, and their recent graphic memoir No Ivy League. They have edited and published the anthologies Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers and Comics For Choice, and co-edited the Eisner-winning anthology Puerto Rico Strong. They are the recipient of Ignatz, Xeric, and Prism Grant awards.), Noelle Stevenson (executive producer and showrunner for DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, author of The Fire Never Goes Out: A Memoir in Pictures, Eisner and GLAAD Media Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer of Nimona and Lumberjanes), Tim Sheridan (writer for WB Animation and Netflix, with credits on DC Super Hero Girls, Justice League Action, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!, Reign Of the Superman, The Death and Return of Superman, and the upcoming Superman: Man of Tomorrow and Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revelation).

Panelist Links
Andy Mangels - http://www.andymangels.com
Hazel Newlevant - newlevant.com
Noelle Stevenson - Twitter - @Gingerhazing
Tim Sheridan - Twitter @iamtimsheridan
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Saturday July 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home
 
Sunday, July 26
 

2:00pm PDT

LGBTQ Comics and Popular Media for Young People
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YouTube: https://youtu.be/qewL4-7m08s

Comics and animation are universal mediums that have recently made huge leaps in presenting LGBTQ-inclusive stories and characters for young audiences. These groundbreaking successes have made unique creative opportunities for LGBTQ storytellers. A mix of animation and publishing storytellers discuss their projects and answer the questions: How do they approach LGBTQ content and characters for tweens & teens? What are the new and upcoming projects to watch for? And how do new LGBTQ creators find their voice and get their start? Join Prism Comics, moderator Cort Lane (Marvel Rising, Ultimate Spider-Man) and talented panelists Gina Gagliano (publishing director, Random House Graphic), Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles (The Magic Fish, Twisted Romance), Alex Sanchez (You Brought Me The Ocean), Noelle Stevenson (Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Mariko Tamaki (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass), Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance, DC Super Hero Girls), and Michael Vogel (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Young Justice) as they look at the world of LGBTQ storytelling for the young fans of today and creators of tomorrow.

Gina Gagliano - Twitter - @_GinaGagliano
Trung Le Nguyen aka Trungles - http://www.trungles.com
Alex Sanchez - https://www.alexsanchez.com
Noelle Stevenson - Twitter - @Gingerhazing
Mariko Tamaki - Twitter - @marikotamaki
Michael Vogel - Twitter - @mktoon
Brittney Williams - https://brittneywilliamsart.carbonmade.com
Prism Comics - https://www.prismcomics.org

Sunday July 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Comic-Con@Home