If you've been at Denver Comic Con or hanging out on social media, you may know that there was a Women in Comics Panel at the convention a couple of days ago that failed to produce any female panelists. As I'm sure you'd agree, this represents a lot of what can go wrong when people want to encourage diversity in comics but don't make the connections with actual comics creators that need to be made so their perspectives can help drive the conversation.
Well, hats off to geek playwright Crystal Skillman for engaging Trina Robbins in conversation on the subject in Artists Valley at the con, and together they drummed up a room, a time, and a "flashpanel" to make sure that DCC gets a real Women in Comics panels with some useful and interesting discussion. When they approached Amanda Conner, she kindly agreed to take part, too. I'll be there myself, and here are the details:
Where: Room 603 at Denver Comic Con today, Monday, May 25th.
Who: Crystal Skillman, Trina Robbins, Amanda Conner, Hannah Means-Shannon (me), and everyone who wants to attend and take part in this open-forum "Round Table" format discussion. This is an opportunity for many voices to take part. If you are a comic creators, we could really use your support as well.
See you there!
Thanks to Denver Comic Con for providing a room for us at short notice!