“Women Working in the Comics and Animation Industry Today” returns to Denver Comic Con for another year, as part of our continuing Unity Mission to provide quality programming to our attendees, regardless of gender, color or sexual orientation. The panel will take place on Friday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. on the xFinity Stage. 

This is the first major session in our Main Events Halls in the Bellco Theater, so plan on arriving early so that you can see the first of many sessions at DCC’16 featuring women comics creators and pop culture professionals, including content from the last 40 years all the way to the latest comics hitting the stands this month! The panel will feature animator Jennifer Shiman (30-second Bunny Theater), Barbara Randall Kesel (Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman), Cat Staggs (The Vampire Diaries), Mindy Newell (Wonder Woman), Trina Robbins (first woman to draw Wonder Woman comics), Marguerite Sauvage (Valiant’s Faith and DC Comics’ Bombshells), Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), Chrissie Zullo (Fables: The Wolf Among Us), and will be moderated by Hannah Means-Shannon (Dark Horse Comics Editor).

After you see this session, check the schedule for the many additional sessions featuring your favorite female creators, who will speak to their experiences, share their opinions and answer your questions. For example, “Womanthology – the Comics & Creators” on Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m. in Room 607, will focus on the many DCC 2016 guests who contributed to the landmark women-only anthologies. (Including Chrissie Zullo, Cat Staggs, Marguerite Sauvage, Barbara Randall Kesel, Mindy Newell, and Trina Robbins.)

Also, don’t miss “NASA: Women in Science” (Room 601, Friday June 17, 11:45 a.m.), “Women in Game Design: Empowering Young Artists & Designers” (Room 601, Friday June 17, 2:15 p.m.), “Women In The Geek Industry” (Room 607, Friday, June 17, 2:45 p.m.), “How Comics are Focusing on Women Characters to Encourage Female Readership” (Room 303, Saturday June 18, 2:45 p.m.), “Widows, Witches, Women: Female Representation in Pop Culture” (Room 301, Sunday June 19, 10:30 a.m.), and the Keynote Address to the Page 23 Literary Conference by comics veteran Trina Robbins, entitled “Here are the Great Women Cartoonists” (Room 301, Saturday 5:00 p.m.).

If you are interested in programming by and for women, there are many more examples on the DCC panel schedule again this year. Just make sure to read the panel descriptions to see what’s right for you, and then then enjoy the work of all the convention guests and volunteers who are excited to present these offerings.