NYCC ’17: Boom! Studios And GLAAD Team Up For ‘The Future Is LGBTQ’ Panel

by Hannah Means Shannon

Boom! Studios and GLAAD have announced that they are teaming up for a star-studded panel at New York Comic Con 2017 called “The Future is LGBTQ” on Saturday, October 7th, at 2:45pm in Room 1A02 of the Javits Center.

The panel will be moderated by Vulture Editor Abraham Riesman, and will include Gabby Rivera (Marvel’s America), Brooklyn Allen (Lumberjanes), Mariko Tamaki (First Second Books’ This One Summer, Abrams’ Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!), Steve Orlando (DC’s Justice League of America, Namesake), James Tynion IV (The Woods, The Backstagers), Megan Townsend (Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, GLAAD), and Shadi Petosky (Amazon’s Danger & Eggs) and they will be gathering to discuss “LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path toward a brighter and more inclusive future”.

Townsend says:

GLAAD is thrilled to be working alongside BOOM! Studios to bring this great lineup of creators together to discuss why #RepresentationMatters, what the future of queer-inclusive entertainment looks like, and how they use their platforms to accelerate acceptance of LGBTQ people.

Philip Sablik, Boom! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing adds:

We are honored to partner with GLAAD at New York Comic Con on what promises to be a great conversation between these influential creators from various areas of entertainment.

Boom! Studios and GLAAD have a previous history, since Boom was the recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book in 2016 for Lumberjanes, created by Shannon Watters, Brooklyn Allen, Grace Ellis, and Noelle Stevenson, and in 2017 for The Woods by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas.

You’ll find Boom! Studios at NYCC ’17 in their new booth (#1828), with exclusive merchandise debuting at the show.

For more information on NYCC ’17, visit www.newyorkcomiccon.com.