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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.

Moderators
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Josh Siegel

Artist, Organizer, Geeks OUT, modHERO
Josh Siegel is the co-creator of the queer geektivist non-profit Geeks OUT, and their LGBT+ fan expo Flame Con. He's also the co-writer and art director of Serving Pride: The Queer History Dinner Party Handbook, and illustrates the modernist pop art series modHERO. He recently moved to LA from NYC and is busy working on his... Read More →

Speakers
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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 fic... 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 portrayal of mental illness... 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