My C2E2 schedule for this weekend — hope to see some of you there!
Friday April 21, 8-9pm.
Title: More Than a Sidekick: Expanding Visibility for Asian American Characters and Creators in Comics
Description: Asian Americans have often been relegated to the role of sidekicks in superhero stories, but new generations of creators and characters are successfully changing that narrative. This panel will examine the evolution of Asian American representation in comics – both on and behind the page – and how these characters and their Asian American creators are finding their own footing in the spotlight.
Saturday April 22, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m., S403
Title: Racebending.com Presents Diverse Means for Diverse Works
Description: Racebending.com has assembled a mixture of independent publishers and creators who saw a lack of diverse content in their fields and began publishing to provide a home for those stories. We will tackle the issues and opportunities that independent publishing presents for creators and fans who support diverse representation and storytelling in comics
Sunday April 23, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., S405b
Title: Reblog, Retweet, Resist! Hashtag Movement and Fan Activism presented by Racebending.com
Description: You reblog, retweet and resist! Social media has transformed pop culture fans into popular movements through fan activism and Hashtag campaigns