BookCon 2018 and Tee Franklin: An Accessibility Failure

Pop Culture Uncovered

These days, inclusiveness and diversity have become favorite themes of many conventions & pop culture as a whole. From a focus on minorities, to movements against sexual harassment, to talking about inclusion itself, pop culture really does progress alongside society.

That being the case, you would think that (by now) convention organizers wouldn’t have to be reminded about basic empathy, forethought, and consideration for various groups of people. Unfortunately, it would seem that you’d be wrong.

This past weekend, the following tweet was posted by Tee Franklin of Bingo Love fame, after an incident at BookCon in New York City:

Ms. Franklin, a queer, black, and disabled comic book creator, was invited to speak on a panel about diversity in graphic novels. Upon arriving, however, she…

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