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Sunday, August 20 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mutant Love
Despite being icons of social justice, the X-Men's collective romantic history is less progressive, with a canon full of amnesiac women, oblivious men, and a Blackbird full of other tired tropes. Are the X-Men so queer-coded that heteronormative relationships just don't feel right for them? And now that more and more X-Men are coming out, will their romance game improve? Join a panel of X-Perts as we discuss romance in the X-Mansion, and what out and proud mutant love could look like.

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Joshua Siegel

Artist, Organizer, Geeks OUT, modHERO
Josh Siegel is an artist, writer and musician known for drawing pensive portraits of superheroes under the name modHERO. He helped create Geeks OUT as a way to raise the profile of LGBT+ people in fan culture, making fandoms more fun, inclusive and safe for queer geeks of all types... Read More →

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Jay Edidin

Jay Edidin is a reasonably professional writer, editor, and podcaster; an occasional performer; a fledgling New Yorker; and a good card to pull out when your parents claim that knowing that Cyclops's optic blasts aren't lasers can't net you a real job. He writes comics, short fiction... Read More →
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Tana Ford

Tana Ford is the writer and artist of the lesbian road trip graphic novel Duck and its sequel Duck: Second Chances, which received a Lambda Literary Award nomination. Her work on Marvel’s Spider-Man spin-off series Silk featured a racially diverse cast, queer romance and a destigmatizing... 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 →
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Niki Johnson

I am a woman of color interested in comics and queer theory with a focus on how race interacts with both. I went to school for Japanese language studies (for undergrad) and Linguistics (for a MA). I blog under the name @blackloislane!

Sunday August 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room B