WorldCon “Asexuality in Fandom” Recs


At the “Asexuality in Fandom” panel at WorldCon 76, we talked a lot about representation in media. As promised, here are the ace/aro umbrella recs suggested by panelists and audience members.

Got recs of your own? Drop ’em in the comments.


A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare

Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

Every Heart a Doorway and Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

Quicksilver by R.J. Anderson

Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows

Lifeline Signal by RoAnna Sylver

Unsong by Scott Alexander

Banner of the Damned by Sherwood Smith

Mindtouch by M.C.A. Hogarth

Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey

Space Unicorn Blues by T.J. Berry

Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee (note: Felicity is not explicitly labeled as asexual or aromantic as the terms were not used in the 18th century, although the text makes it clear that she’s under the ace/aro umbrella)

The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality by Julia Sondra Decker

Avi Cantor Has Six Months to Live by Sacha Lamb

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson

Vicious and Vengeful by VE Schwab (note: Victor is not explicitly labeled as asexual – Schwab has said he is, although the text only implies it)

Secondhand Origin Stories by Lee Blauersouth

Plus a whole lot more at this database.



Sex Criminals (Alix)

Jughead (Jughead)

The Movement (Tremor)



Bojack Horseman (Todd Chavez)

Game of Thrones (Varys)

Shadowhunters (Rafael)



Supernormal Step





Ace!Billy Bones


4 thoughts on “WorldCon “Asexuality in Fandom” Recs

  1. Hi, the show’s run already ended but Sirens(US version) has an asexual character as wel. Voodoo is a great character so I’d love it if she was added to this list.


  2. Hey! I was at this panel, and super glad it existed. Thanks so much for doing this. I just found out a couple days ago that the main character from Vicious, by VE Schwab, is asexual and will be canonically confirmed so in the next book (according to the author’s twitter). Since it’s one of my favorite books, this made me cry, and also I wished I had known in time for the con so I could add it to this list!


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