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Some MORE NY Comic Con Guests!
September 30, 2016
Hey hey! So the guest appearances keep rolling in!
This particular guest actually holds a very warm spot in my heart. One of my partners in crime from Secret Identities, Keith Chow has created an incredible blog/ podcast/ community known none other as The NERDS of COLOR.
Keith has become one of the leaders of the Asian American community, and continues to do amazing work representing people of color in all forms of entertainment and media.
If you happen to be at NY Comic Con next week, be sure to check out both of Keith's panels,
From Amadeus Cho to Kamala Khan, Asian superheroes are powering their way into our stories - from the page to the stage. But they can't do it without help from the Asian American heroes behind the scenes. Join Racebending.com's Mike Le in a no-holds-barred discussion of the state of Super Asian America, with real-life comic greats Greg Pak (The Totally Awesome Hulk), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Keith Chow (Secret Identities), Wendy Xu (Angry Girl Comics), and Vishavjit Singh (Sikh Captain America).
Like #WeNeedDiverseBooks, the hashtag #WhiteWashedOut went viral showing many people's connection to the erasure of Asian American and PoC/Natives in all forms of media, not just film. How is this hurtful for communities effected? And why does this keep happening even when audiences ask for more diversified representation? The creators of #WhitewashedOut and others discuss the need for change, uplift the representations getting it right and relay what else we can do to be heard.