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Saturday, August 19 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Never Say Bi: Bisexual Erasure in Mainstream Geek Media
Join five writers of various media as we examine bisexual erasure. Why does it happen? Is it actually a bad thing or are we just making a big deal of nothing? What do bisexual characters bring to a story? What are the merits of actually saying the word "bi" as opposed to "I'm confused! Is she a lesbian now?" Join us as we break down this trope and celebrate all that bi characters have to offer in a story.

Moderators
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Kelsey Hercs

Kelsey Hercs is one of the writers on the hyper-violent, mafia fantasy comic Bash Back, as well as a playwright of queer historically-set plays

Speakers
avatar for James Tynion IV

James Tynion IV

James Tynion IV is a GLAAD Award winning, New York Times best selling comic book writer, best known for his work on the Batman titles for DC Comics, and creator-owned titles like The Woods, The Backstagers and Memetic.
avatar for M.H. McFerren

M.H. McFerren

M.H. McFerren is a writer, gamer, and pigeon-wrangler. With numerous short stories published in numerous anthologies, McFerren savors telling queer stories about queer people – be it through historical fiction, horror, or outright smut (especially outright smut). Last year's hi... Read More →
avatar for Steve Orlando

Steve Orlando

Steve Orlando writes comics, including the GLAAD-Award-Nominated Midnighter and Midnighter and Apollo, Justice League of America, Batman / The Shadow, and VIRGIL.
avatar for Stan Stanley

Stan Stanley

Goatmonster in Pile of Rags, Snakewife Comics
Stan Stanley is a queer Latina living in NYC. She works on two ongoing comics (The Hazards of Love and Abernathy Square) and an occasionally-updated journal comic (Stananigans). Stan's been making queer online comics for almost two decades now, during which time she has also been... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room A