I went to Comic Con this weekend; not on an official media trip but as one of those regular, what’s-this-all-about attendees. First impression was I was certainly hoping for more costumes and less.. well, people, but regardless of the crowd it was just exactly what I expected.
There was a big gay panel on Saturday (a very big one, as it was celebrating 25 years as an official discussion at the event; good for them) and Sunday was a discussion with Alison Bechdel. Bechdel pens the “Dykes to Watch Out For” comics, and wrote one of the best graphic novels I’ve read, “Fun Home.”
In fact, there was a “real queer presence” at the convention this year, as stated in a LA Times article. It’s a good read, check it out.
Queerty’s post pulls from the LA Times article, and adds a little more information.
And then there’s this article from NBC… out of Dallas.
But Prism Comics has the best write up that I could find, and they should. The nonprofit has been supporting positive images of the LGBT community in comics for years, and their booth served as a center for all things gay at this year’s Comic Con.