If you are in Los Angeles:I'm forwarding this from David. February's dinner for the southern California comic-book community.
WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Junior's Deli, 2379 Westwood Boulevard in Westwood, near the intersection of the 10 and 405 freeways.
WHAT we'll discuss: Women in comics.
Gina Misiroglu, author/editor of comics-related titles such as The Superhero Book and The Supervillain Book, suggested this month's topic. It's all about female writers, artists, publishers, retailers, readers, and fictional characters.
• Which publishers are most (and least) female-friendly?
• How can we reach more women who might want to buy comics?
• Is sexism as big a factor as it used to be among everyone from fans to the executives who make the biggest decisions?
• What's a gal gotta do to get a break in this business?
About the comics dinner: Held on the last Thursday of the month, it’s for anyone who's worked in comic books or graphic novels: artists, retailers, publishers, printers, teachers, writers, librarians, editors, everyone. (No fans or wannabes, though. This is just for the industry.) There’s no formal agenda; we eat, drink, trade news and gossip, show off new work, and so on. People have built friendships and business deals after meeting at the dinners. If you’ve got announcements or questions for your colleagues, bring them. Someone’s bound to be interested.
Let me know if you'll come. If you show up without RSVPing, we won't toss you out, but I need an idea of how many people we'll get. Do it care of the blogger comment thingie!
Spread the word about the dinner to your colleagues. Better yet, bring them with you!