The Gender In Comics Panel At San Diego Comic Con Has No Men In It (UPDATE)

It does, after all, say "gender" in the headline. And last time I checked, "male" was a gender.

Thursday, July 18 • 1:00pm – 2:00pm

 Gender in Comic Books

Join Ball State University professor Christina Blanch as she moderates a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics with Alexa Dickman (Ladies Making Comics), Grace Randolph (Supurbia), Disney editor Janelle Asselin, BOOM! editors Shannon Watters and Dafna Pleban, and Archaia editor Rebecca Taylor.

Not too long ago, Paul Cornell and Si Spurrier made a public commitment not to appear on any panels that hadn't achieved gender parity if there were such opportunities available. Could there be similar outrage here?

Not to worry though, there are plenty of other panels at San Diego with just men on them.

UPDATE: It appears that on some listings, both Mark Waid and George Perez appear. But that the schedule has been updated since then. This is how the listing originally appeared;

Gender in Comic Books
Ball State University professor Christina Blanch moderates a sincere discussion on the topic of gender in comics with Mark Waid (Daredevil, Insufferable, Irredeemable), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Avengers Academy), Grace Randolph (Supurbia), Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie), and George Pérez (The Brave and The Bold).
1:00pm – 2:00pm; Room 28DE




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