NBC’s critically acclaimed (and too soon cancelled) show Hannibal broke new ground, not only for its boundary-pushing artistry and exceptional cast, but for its willingness to embrace queer relationships between major characters. While all too often queerness is used as a tease towards an audience desperate for representation, Hannibal delivered exactly what was promised. Our panel includes illustrators, performers, publishers, and writers, eager to discuss the deliberate nods to queer history within Hannibal, the personal resonance of that representation, the evolution of those relationships within the scope of the show, and the greater impact in media and fandom alike effected by making these open, confirmed, queer relationships an integral part of the story.


Fyodor Pavlov

Lewd Alfred Douglas

Aimee Fleck

Tea Fougner

Megan McFerren

Cecil Baldwin