Call for Panelists

Queers & Comics Conference
MAY 17 & 18, 2019
School of Visual Arts, 209 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Submissions for Complete Panels, Panelists, and Workshops are being accepted until midnight (EST) on Sunday, September 30th, 2018.

After submissions close, you can still submit to be on the wait list.

If you have questions, please email:

We are accepting submissions for (click to submit):

Complete Panels: Include topic description, moderator, and 1-7 panelists. Panels will also present digital slides of the work being discussed. Panels are generally 1.5 hours.

Panel Workshops: Include title, description, and space/equipment needs. Workshops are generally 1.5 hours.

Panelist Expertise Checklist: Indicate your topics of expertise and programmers will contact you about being on a panel.

Multiple submissions are fine.

What is Queers & Comics?
The Queers & Comics Conference is a comics conference, similar to a writers’ conference but for LGBTQ comics creators, academics, publishers, fans, etc. Q&C features two full days of lively panel discussions with digital slide presentations, two Keynote Presentations, a Comics Reading by attending cartoonists, and other events. Panels are video recorded and archived for future viewing. This biennial conference alternates between New York City and San Francisco.

Can I reserve a table to sell my product?
No. Q&C is NOT a comics convention and we do not have tables for sales or exhibition. We do have a bookstore during the conference where we sell books and products created by the panelists.

Are panelists paid?
Panelists are not paid and they are responsible for their own transportation and housing in NYC. There will be some assistance available for transportation and housing.

I’m not a LGBTQ cartoonist, can I be on a panel?
Yes. We welcome anyone who creates comics with LGBTQ content, or who has expertise or insights regarding queer comics, including scholars, publishers, editors, agents, archivists, historians, etc.

I’m a scholar, can I read my paper about queer comics?
Our panels do not have scholars presenting papers. We do have panels where scholars discuss their ideas, often including the content of their papers.