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Sunday, August 20 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
How Comics Saved My Life
The passion comic book fans feel about their favorite stories and characters has deep roots in their personal histories and personalites. This panel features the story of five minority and LGBTQ ComicsVerse writers and editors and the profound impact comics have had on them, each presenting a personal story, a unique interpretation of how comics saved their lives.

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Justin Alba

CEO, ComicsVerse
Justin Gilbert Alba is the CEO of ComicsVerse, host of the ComicsVerse Podcast, and lifelong X-Men comics fan.


Kay Honda

Kay Honda has gone from intern to Production Coordinator at ComicsVerse and never shies away from an opportunity to talk to people, be it interviews or podcasts! Talk about art and storytelling with her all day.

Anika Hossain

Anika Hossain is a Muslim woman of color who aspires to change the world with a pen and a paper. She is a Contributor at ComicsVerse and has a deep love for Ms. Marvel, Steven Universe, and Pusheen.
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Morgan Slade

Co-Head Editor (Independent Publishers), ComicsVerse
Morgan Slade is co-head of the Independent Comics section at ComicsVerse. This bisexual genderfluid trans man is always down for some quality queer comic content.

Sunday August 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room A