Racebending recently posted video from their panel at San Diego Comic-Con, “Diversity and Fandom 102: How You Can Make A Difference,” hosted along with Racialicious.
The event addressed how fans, consumers, and creators for underrepresented groups can speak up for diversity and make a difference.
From left to right, the participants included Racebending’s Michael Le (moderator), actor Dante Basco (Avatar: The Last Airbender), showrunner/writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman), author Malinda Lo (Huntress), professor Henry Jenkins from the University of Southern California (CivicPaths Project), Phil Yu from AngryAsianMan, and Arturo Garcia (Racialicious.com).
At the risk of igniting a string of comments for or against the need to include blacks in such a discussion, I’ll simply say that I’m perplexed that they couldn’t find one black person to sit on the panel, or for whatever reason, chose not to.
In any event, it’s an interesting conversation, and you’ll find the entire length of video below.