At DestielCon , there was something called a ” Smut panel” , lots of sexual talks , A lot of importance put on the sexual aspect of their relationship.
But you would never see a panel like :: “Asexual interpretation of Castiel” or places where Asexual could feel welcomed and understood..
We only had two 18+ panels actually. Both later at night.
The first of which was less about destiel specifically and more about why people are writing slash now as apposed to 10 or 20 years ago, or at least why its more talked about and becoming more accepted… and how we have a need for it in fandom due to lack of it in media etc… and there were tons of recs. For both books and fanfics and and stuff like that. And…. I don’t really think it got that graphic? Not that I can remember anyway. It think they just wanted to have the option to talk about mature things if it came up. Oh… and one of the websites recommended had some nsfw imagery on the banner.
The second, I didn’t get to attend, but I heard it was hilarious and more of a “what not to do” when writing porn. It was after the dance so …half the panel was probably tipsy. lol I think the panel started with a cucumber and a condom? Don’t know what that was about.. probably something to do with the lack of condoms being used in fics lol.
But yeah I only went to two other panels total as well as the dance and 2spooky….(I was too busy organizing things to go to more :c ) but asexual Cas was mentioned a few times in the one I went to, and it was a panel about romantic tropes… comparing Destiel to other romantic couples on tv and tropes & parallels that are commonly used. But yeah it was brought up there at least twice people mentioned… so I imagine it was talked about a lot in other panels.
But next year (if we’re able to do this again) you could totally sign up to host a asexual!Cas panel, to really do a focus on that.
From what I heard, the only few moments it was brought up , was used as a reason to be against Canon Destiel because apparently people have the misconception that Asexual : Means no romantic feelings/ no sex WHATSOEVER in any circonstances. As if Asexuals couldn’t be in relationship at all.
and it’s not enough to host a panel . People have to attend it.
but people have so much misconceptions and disdain concerning asexuality that I don’t even think anyone would show up.
I would be happy to host the panel but if it’s to get a plane ticket from Canada to Ohio and spend a shitons of money , only to have nobody show up…
that would be both extremely depressing and prove to me that people think shipping and sex has to come in pair.