Well, we’re back and there’s a *lot* to talk about!
Here’s big news in LGBTQ Comic events: Queer and Comics. This is the first-ever university-based LGBTQ comics conference! It is being held at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY on May 7-8, 2015. Panel Proposals are open, so put this on your calendar for this spring. Panel proposals for manga-related topics are welcome! I’ll be there and hope to see you all. You’ll be hearing about this conference in the upcoming months, until I convince you all to be there. ^_^
Geek Girl Con is highly recommended. We had a blast, saw a lot of friends, and saw the shape of fandom where everyone is welcome and there is no “wrong” way to be a fan. It was great!
My write up of Girls Love Festival 12 is up on The Mary Sue, I’m hoping to introduce Yuri doujinshi to a wider fan audience. So be patient with the intro, which eases into what doujinshi and the shows where they are sold are.
In cased you missed it, I’ve also shared my most recent experience at a Takarazuka show, Snow Troupe’s perfromance of 70’s shoujo manga inspired Hakushaku no Reijou.
And I’ve uploaded the full-text of most recent lecture…and given you some broad hints about the future of Crunchyroll Manga in my first installment of the 2014 Tokyo Journal.
Yuri Manga/LGBTQ Comics
Seven Seas has announced that they are releasing the Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace movie manga in August 2015.
Liz McMullen and JD Glass speak with Joan Hilty, Jennifer Camper and Kris Dresen about being Queer Women in Comics and the New York Comic Con Panel of the same name.
The Infinite Loop, by Pierrick Colinet and Elsa Charretier, which is debuting in France next month, about time-travel and a love affair between two woman, is shopping around, looking for an American publisher. Here’s hoping someone will pick it up. Click the link for sample art.
Anastasia Moreno and Nogami Takeshi-sensei have introduced a new character to their comic Marine Corps Yumi. A foul-mouthed Evil Psycho Lesbian Navy Corpsman named Erica Busch. You’re welcome. ^_^
Playable character parity, a queer character, progressive male characters and game devs having fun while creating actual character moral complexity…Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel sounds like a winner to me!
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