If you’re following any comics news anywhere online, you know that New York Comic Con is around the corner. October 14-16, Javits Convention Center, New York City.
Here is a short list of things to add to your to-do list if you’re attending:
In the Exhibitor Hall – Prism Comics (Table 1058) and Geeks Out (Table 1165).
Do also drop by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (Table 1158) – consider becoming a member, as they are out there literally defending people’s right to read whatever they want. I’m also hoping to be there for some time, helping them raise money for the manga border case defense. They are doing a Massive Manga Giveaway, culminating in the Grand Prize Giveaway at their Defending Manga Panel on Saturday at their Defending Manga panel at 7:30PM on Saturday. Yuricon founder Erica Friedman will be speaking at that panel.
On Friday, October 14, Rica Takashima will be on the It Gets Better (with Comics!) panel at 11AM-12PM with Abby Denson, Charles “Zan” Christiansen, Chris Shoemaker, Ivan Velez Jr. and Jackson Martin
Erica will also be on the XX: Queer Women of Comics panel on Friday at 7:45- 8:45 PM with Abby Denson, Jennifer Camper, Joan Hilty, Kris Dresen, and Paige Braddock.
There will be also be a screening of the Madoka Magica show by Aniplex.
There’s much more to do there, of course, and many of the folks on these and other panels, so don’t limit yourself to just what’s here. And, if you find yourself at a great LGBTQ panel and want to share, write a report and let us know how it went!