The comic world has long been a trove of escapism and personal expression. Before queerness was inching its way into the mainstream there were flamboyant supervillains, elaborate costumes, and infamously ambiguous relationships that made LGBTQ people gravitate to this region of the entertainment sphere.
Of course as LGBTQ representation becomes more of a staple in television and in movies, its humble roots in the sci-fi and fantasy worlds draw more and more attention. Every year at conventions around the country and the world queer-centric panels and presentations are popping up, and San Diego Comic Con is no exception.
This year’s SDCC schedule is packed daily with points of queer interest, and the folks at GLAAD have mapped out the best inclusive programming day by day:
Thursday, July 20
Be Your Own Superhero: Intersectional Feminism in Comics
Representation matters, both on and behind the page. Sam Maggs (Wonder Women, Star Trek: Waypoint), Susana Polo (Polygon), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural, Silk), Christina "Steenz" Stewart (Lion Forge Comics), Cait Brennan (Debutante), and Rose Knight (Women Write About Comics) chat about the strides made in representation of race, gender, and sexuality in comics-and how everyone can do better.
Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, Room 32AB
Just before the series is set to end its historic run on MTV, this panel will take a look back at where it all began. Teen Wolf cast and crew will be on hand to reminisce about how the show got started, talk through the challenges that shaped it as it grew into a beloved series, and tease the epic moments that will close out a six-year saga. Expect series regulars, surprise guests, and one last chance to say goodbye to a TV show that defied expectations at every turn.
Thursday July 20, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Hall H