All Male Panelists at Denver Comic Con's 'Women In Comics' Panel

The convention held in Denver, Colorado featured no female panelists and an attendee alleges one of the male panelists explained the lack of female comic creator on the fact, "girls get bored with comics easily". (Source: The Hollywood Reporter, "What Happened After Denver ComicCon Ran A "Women in Comics" Panel Without Any Women")

Is it necessary for con panels about women to be hosted by all-female panelists or could it be a mix of genders? What was the more troubling part of this event, the fact there were no female panelists or the comments made by the male panelists of Denver ComicCon organizers?

  • This is SO important to shed light on! You have to write this! – CassDM 9 years ago
  • This irritated me so much. Woman should be handling this topic. – KatieNoelWinters 9 years ago
  • I don't feel that the panel need be entirely female to be a success, however, for it to be all male is a complete disaster. If the article explored the merits of mixed gender vs mono gender would help create perspective. My initial comment, regarding mixed, is more that it would open the panel to a male representative, not as a driver, but as someone to be available for questions and opinions, where appropriate. But however, entirely unnecessary or a requirement. There are many great women in comics, Trudy Cooper is one that comes to mind, who would be entirely brilliant on a panel. Add Rebecca Sugar, and you've got an awesomely weird mix of content :) – carboncopyben 9 years ago

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