Friday, April 14th and Saturday, April 15th, the California College for the Arts in San Francisco is hosting the Queers & Comics Conference 2017.
Queers & Comics Conference 2017 features two days of discussion panels, workshops, readings, and lots of comic. This year they will spotlight “international and emerging” LGBTQ cartoonists, the role of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the future of queer comics.
The Conference says: “Conference participants will will be immersed in a unique environment to learn from each other and to inspire exciting future work through a series of workshops, panels, and spotlighted guest speakers”.
Keynote speakers will be Mariko Tamaki and Gengoroh Tagame.
Featured panelists are many, but include: Marc Andreyko, Howard Cruse, Sina Grace, Ed Luce, Karen Green, Alex Woolfson, Shannon Watters, Trina Robbins, and so many more.
The cost of attendance is $75.00 for two days, and sale of tickets stops on April 15th.
The Conference explains their goals thus:
Queer comics offer readers a unique visual literature that reflects and critiques queer culture. The Queers & Comics Conference brings US and international LGBTQ cartoonists, comics writers, and artists together with scholars and fans in order to document the history and significance of queer comics.
The conference format allows participants an opportunity to document the history and significance of LGBTQ comics, discuss the craft of cartooning, and promote queer creators in the comics industry in an intellectual and education capacity, and provides queer cartoonists a unique environment to learn from each other and to inspire exciting future work.
Find out more about the conference, and even about making donations to this event, on their website.