Prism Comics Makes a Big Splash at New York Comic-Con October 13-16!

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New York, NY – Prism Comics, the premier nonprofit supporting LGBT comics, will be “Queer Central” for both creators and fans at New York Comic-Con from October 13-16! Prism’s double booth #1058 will host signings with top LGBT comic book creators all weekend. Prism is also proudly hosting the panel, XX: The Women in Queer Comics, moderated by JD Glass and featuring Paige Braddock, Jennifer Camper, Joan Hilty, Abby Denson, Kris Dresen and Erica Friedman.

“We’re excited to provide a home for the ‘barbarian’ hordes of LGBT fans in the New York area” says David Stanley, Prism’s PR Chair. “We’ll be the only booth to feature a full line of LGBT comics, from best sellers to impossible-to-find favorites.”

Creators signing at Prism’s booth (#1058, between DC and Marvel Comics) include Tony Breed, Sabin Calvert, Kris Dresen, Dylan Edwards, Erica Friedman, JD Glass, Jeff Krell, Topher MacDonald, Sean McGrath, Charles “Zan” Christensen’s Northwest Press, Ivan Velez, plus more to be added.

Prism’s panel, XX: The Women in Queer Comics, takes place on Friday, October 14th, from 7:45-8:45pm. LGBT women and their straight allies are a force to be reckoned with in the comics world. JD Glass (CORE) moderates a dynamic panel exploring the specific challenges they face in the traditional comics world and the changing digital landscape, as well as the unique perspectives, storytelling aesthetics, and sense of community they bring to the table. Explore the past, present, and future of women in queer comics with Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Jennifer Camper (Rude Girls and Dangerous Women), Joan Hilty (Bitter Girl), Kris Dresen (She’s In The Trees), Abby Denson (High School Confidential), and Erica Friedman (Yuricon & ALC Publishing).

Drop by the Prism Booth for a copy of The Gay Agenda which lists everything queer happening at New York Comic-Con. You can also download a copy of the Gay Agenda in advance, as a PDF. For more information on Prism Comics, go to prismcomics.org.

New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s biggest popular culture convention, is held at the Javits Center at 655 West 34th Street, cross street 11th Avenue. For more information, go to newyorkcomiccon.com.

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 gives out an annual Queer Press Grant, and maintains a website (prismcomics.org) with LGBT creator listings and features on all that’s queer in comics.

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