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Re: Panel at LepreCon this Saturday night

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  • mara_papimer
    Geh! I am so sorry to hear that no-one came. It is good to hear that you had a good time regardless, please do not let this put you off doing a panel again.
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 9, 2012
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      Geh! I am so sorry to hear that no-one came. It is good to hear that you had a good time regardless, please do not let this put you off doing a panel again.

      --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "toddashi" <ashi@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks! The other panelist and I did have a good discussion. He is a long-time anime fan dating back to 1985, as am I. I went through all of my notes about yuri, yaoi, transgender characters, and my list of bisexual characters.
      >
      > Sadly, no one came to listen to our panel, but we had fun anyway. It was a maybe 500-person convention with 6+ simultaneous tracks of programming, which was a bit overkill.
      >
      > Todd
      >
      > --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "mara_papimer" <in_the_name_of_union7@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Best of luck with your panel.
      > >
      > > If it is recorded I am sure everyone would love to see it!
      > >
      > > --- In Yuricon@yahoogroups.com, "toddashi" <ashi@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi! I will be on a panel at LepreCon 38 in Tempe, Arizona, Saturday April 7 at 7pm, called "LGBT Characters in Manga & Anime." LepreCon is a science fiction convention that invited me as a panelist.
      > > >
      > > > I will have one other panelist with me. I have some notes on yuri and yaoi and lists of lesbian, gay, bi, and trans characters I could think of. I also have several manga and anime to recommend.
      > > >
      > > > Someone on the convention committee voiced concerns that I would be discussing sexual acts in the panel. I waited a bit, then calmly replied that no, I would be discussing characters and how they are portrayed. I went into some detail about yuri, yaoi, and recent transgender characters. After that, the panel was approved.
      > > >
      > > > I will also bring a few yuri manga to show off, including Yuri Monogatari 5. I know I have 6 around somewhere. I am reading it in the pic by my bio for the con.
      > > >
      > > > I don't know if they record their panels, but if I notice anyone recording, I'll ask about getting a copy after the panel.
      > > >
      > > > Todd
      > > >
      > >
      >
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