Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Comic Con Coming Up!

SAN DIEGO, CA - Prism Comics hits San Diego's Comic-Con International 2007 (July 25-29) with a full slate of panels, creator signings, and exclusive events, with a special emphasis on promoting new LGBT Talent.

On Thursday, July 26 at 2:00pm in Room 10, Prism presents the panel, "LGBT New Creators". With the current astonishing success of Alison Bechdel, Phil Jimenez, Allan Heinberg, Marc Andreyko, and many others, Prism looks ahead to Tomorrow's LGBT Comics Superstars. Moderated by Terrance Griep (writer, Scooby-Doo, Judo Girl, and openly gay pro wrestler "SpiderBaby"), with up-and-coming LGBT creators Jennie Breeden (The Devil's Panties), Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter, winner of Prism's first annual Queer Press Grant), Lynx Delirium (The Goth Queen Needs a Mate), Sean McGrath (Frater Mine), and Tommy Roddy (Pride High).

At the Prism Booth (#2148), Prism is especially proud to present Megan Gedris, winner of Prism's 2006 Queer Press Grant (part of Prism's ongoing initiative to encourage new talent), who will be signing her debut graphic novel, YU+ME. Megan also appears on the "Gays in Comics Panel" (see below).

Also signing at the Prism booth is Alison Bechdel (multiple Eisner-nominee this year for Fun Home) on Friday, July 27 at 5:00pm, directly following her panel, "Spotlight On Alison Bechdel" (3:30-4:30pm, Room 1AB).

Along with Megan and Alison, the Prism booth will feature a full roster of signing sessions all weekend with both new talent and LGBT superstars including Eric Shanower (Age of Bronze), Paige Braddock (Jane's World), Colleen Coover (Small Favors), Darren Davis (The Legend of Isis), Tommy Roddy (Pride High), and many, many more. Plus, on Saturday at 11:00am, look forward to an appearance by the superhero webmag group, Lucky Legendary. Check the Prism Booth and the Con's Daily Update for the latest information.

Prism's publication, Prism Comics: Your LGBT Guide to Comics 2007, will be on sale at the booth all weekend, with members of the Prism board and advisory board also available to answer questions about the best in LGBT material in comics plus listen to feedback from fans, retailers, members, and prospective members.

Prism is participating once again in the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Comic-Con Welcome Party on Thursday, July 26, starting at 7:30pm, at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego, sharing the CBLDF's goals of protecting freedom of expression. Be sure to come and bid on exclusive auction items such as original art, autographed items and even some one-on-one time from the top LGBT talents in the comics field.

Party with Prism on Friday, July 27, 9:00pm-1:00am, at Rich's San Diego with "The Super Villain Party", featuring hot go-go boys, face and body painting, raffle and giveaways items, the premiere of Joe Phillips' Witch Kids, plus a costume contest! Bring your most villainous wear! Rich's is located at 1051 University Avenue, San Diego, CA,

Lastly, the annual LGBT highlight, "Gays in Comics" panel, celebrates its 20th Anniversary at Comic-Con on Saturday, June 28, from 5:30-8:00pm in Room 6A! Joining founding moderator Andy Mangels (best-selling author of Star Trek novels and director of She-Ra and Isis DVD documentaries), are Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Sensational Spider-Man), Chuck Kim (TV's Heroes), Charles "Zan" Christensen (co-founder of Prism, writer of The Mark of Aeacus), Alonso Duralde (101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men), and Megan Gedris (YU+ME). Directly after the panel, Prism will host its annual "Gays in Comics Mixer" at 7:00pm, with prizes, announcements, and surprise guests!

For more information and the latest updates on Prism's activities at Comic-Con International - San Diego 2007, please go to http://prismcomics.org/.

For more information on Comic-Con, go to http://www.comic-con.org/.

Incorporated in 2003, Prism Comics is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) creators, stories, and readers in the comics industry.

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The 2007 Prism Comics Guide is now on sale at PrismComics.org


T.J. said...

Woot! I'm so excited for you, Tommy! I hope you have a fantastic time, and I also hope this brings you a lot of exposure!! I'm so proud of you and your work!!

Aman Chaudhary said...

So exciting. Looking forward to this. :o)