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Saturday, August 19 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
LGBTQ Visibility in the Marvel Comics Universe
Sana Amanat, Director of Content and Character Development for Marvel Comics, and Sina Grace, writer Marvel’s X-Men solo series Iceman, join Reuters News for an in-depth conversation on LGBTQ representation in Marvel storylines and its impact on the larger comic book industry. We’ll take a peek behind the scenes at the discussions and decisions that contribute to more diversity and inclusion and talk about what’s next for the Marvel Comics Universe.

Moderators
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Piya Sinha-Roy

Piya Sinha-Roy is a Reuters journalist based in Los Angeles. Over the past five years she has covered Hollywood and the entertainment industry, including the ongoing issue of diversity and representation in film and television. She covered awards season during the #OscarsSoWhite... Read More →

Speakers
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Sana Amanat

Director of Content and Character Development, Marvel
Sana Amanat is the Director of Content and Character Development at Marvel Comics. She is the editor and co-creator of the new Ms. Marvel, which features Kamala Khan as the first Muslim character to headline a Marvel comic book. In 2016 she was honored by President Barack Obama as a standout innovator during the White House celebration of... Read More →
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Sina Grace

Sina Grace is the writer of Marvel Comics’ new X-Men solo series Iceman, their first ongoing solo title to feature a gay male protagonist. His creator-owned work published by Image Comics includes the cult hit The Li’l Depressed Boy and the critically acclaimed action series Burn... Read More →


Saturday August 19, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room B