Good news, fanboys and fangirls of Seattle of the Pacific Northwest! Prism Comics, the premier organization supporting LGBT comics, creators and readers, will be returning once again to Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, which takes place March 4-6 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.
The best part is that Prism is expanding its presence at the show this year, hosting its first-ever panel discussion at the show on Friday evening, as well as offsite social events at Pony on Friday and The Local Vine on Sunday. So there will be plenty to do and see for LGBT comics fans all weekend long!
In addition to selling and promoting LGBT comics and merchandise, Prism also provides space for comics artists and writers, so they can sell their books and meet with their fans.
Special guests this year include Jeff Krell, creator of the groundbreaking gay comic strip Jayson; Jon Macy, author of the graphic novel Teleny and Camille (and Queer Press Grant recipient for his fantasy series Fearful Hunter); Sean-Z, creator of the erotic fantasy series Myth (and former Fanboy of the Month); and last, but not entirely least, Fanboys of the Universe. Woohoo! Yes, in addition to your favorite LGBT comics creators, yours trully will be there to promote the launch of the new site!
The “LGBT Comics Panel” takes place on Friday at 6:00PM, moderated by Charles “Zan” Christensen (President of Prism Comics and Publisher of Northwest Press) and featuring David Kelly (Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics), Erika Moen (DAR!), Jeff Krell, Jon Macy, Sean-Z and Stephen Sadowski (Warlord of Mars, JSA).
This is the seventh Emerald City Comic Con for Prism, whose founder and current President, Charles “Zan” Christensen, is a Seattle resident and organizes Prism’s appearance at the show. “I’m glad we’re at the show in an even bigger way this year,” said Christensen. “In addition to the panel and the offsite events, we’ve doubled our convention space this year and are really looking forward to our best Emerald City ComiCon yet!”
FBOTU will be at the show on Saturday and Sunday, so be sure to stop by, say hi and chat! I’ll have some FBOTU swag to give away and will be providing my usual brand of geekery and comic releif to the proceedings. You don’t want to miss that!
See you there!
You can learn more about Prism’s schedule of events for Emerald City Comicon at PrismComics.org.