Dan DiDio Parodies Panel Parity At Kapow

One of the odder moments at Kapow this weekend (and there were a number) was when Paul Cornell continued his commitment to panel gender parity (you can read about it here) and sat in the audience for the DC New 52 panel rather than sit on the all-male panel with Scott Snyder, Ian Churchill and two of his bosses, Bob Wayne and Dan DiDio.

So what did Dan do? He arranged, just before the panel, for a female audience member who enjoyed Demon Knights, to step up onto the panel and explain why she enjoyed the book so.

It was an entertaining way of dealing with the situation, but it also recognised the problem. Hopefully this is the kind of thing that can be addressed in future convention planning.

Dan DiDio Parodies Panel Parity At Kapow

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