If you haven’t heard, this Thursday is the kickoff to another New York Comic-Con. In addition to hosting the very first East Coast BGNOC, I’ll be on a few panels and hanging out at the Epic Proportions booth (#2010) all weekend! Speaking of Epic Props, my boy Jerry Ma just Kickstarted his own martial arts comic, so see below for how to contribute and where to find me at NYCC.
This is Jerry’s first Kickstarter, so please be gentle with him! Seriously, in addition to all of the cool rewards he’s offering, Legend is going to be a dope comic book. I know because I’ve been seeing its development for the last several years!
After you contribute to the campaign, be sure to stop by Epic Props Booth 2010 and say hi to Jerry in person.
SUPER ASIAN AMERICA: October 08, 2016, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM, Room 1A02
From Amadeus Cho to Kamala Khan, Asian superheroes are powering their way into our stories — from the page to the stage. But they can’t do it without help from the Asian American heroes behind the scenes. Join Racebending.com’s Mike Le in a no-holds-barred discussion of the state of Super Asian America, with real-life comic greats Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Keith Chow (Secret Identities), Wendy Xu (Angry Girl Comics), and Vishavjit Singh (Sikh Captain America).
WE NEED DIVERSE BOOKS: WHITEWASHED OUT IN BOOKS AND MEDIA: October 09, 2016, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM, Room 1A02
Like #WeNeedDiverseBooks, the hashtag #WhiteWashedOut went viral showing many people’s connection to the erasure of Asian American and PoC/Natives in all forms of media, not just film. How is this hurtful for communities effected? And why does this keep happening even when audiences ask for more diversified representation? The creators of #WhitewashedOut and others discuss the need for change, uplift the representations getting it right and relay what else we can do to be heard.
And don’t forget to RSVP to BGNOC Friday night at Bowlmor Times Square!