The New York Comic Con (NYCC) is almost upon us. I (Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad) will be on a panel at NYCC. For the uninitiated NYCC is one of the largest Cons in the world. More than a hundred thousand people are expected to attend the convention this year. This year Sylvester Stallone, Chloe Moretz, William Shatner will be guests at the New York Comic Con. If any of you folks are planning to attend or at least are in the NY area then let me know and we can meet up. Here is detailed information on the panel.
Title: Geeks of Color Assemble! : Minorities in Fandom
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Speakers: Diana Pho, N.K. Jemisin, Jeffrey L. Wilson, Emmanuel Ortiz, Jay Justice, Muse En Lystrala, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ger Tysk
Description: From Community’s Abed and Troy to Miles Morales as Spiderman to Rinko Kikuchi and Idris Elba starring in Pacific Rim, this is obvious: people of color are impacting geek media. What challenges, however, do minorities still face? Discuss being a geek of color in comics, cosplay, videos games, steampunk, and more. Speakers: Hugo & Nebula Award-nominated writer N.K. Jemisin, Jeffrey L. Wilson, Emmanuel Ortiz, Muse en Lystrala, Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad, Ger Tysk, and Jay Justice. Moderated by Diana Pho (a.k.a. Ay-leen the Peacemaker) of Tor Books and Tor.com.