Flame Con, New York City’s first and only queer comic con created by Geeks OUT, today announced the addition of more entertainment guests and artists to the third annual expo taking place on August 19-20 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.
Joining Robin Lord Taylor (GOTHAM, THE WALKING DEAD) and Flame Con’s other special guests are Jenny Owen Youngs and Kristin Russo, the podcasters behind BUFFERING THE VAMPIRE SLAYER; Sina Grace, writer of MARVEL’s new X-MEN solo series ICEMAN; writer and artist Tana Ford (DUCK, DUCK: SECOND CHANCES); cover artist Kevin Wada; queer-inclusive sci-fi comics writer Mags Visaggio (QUANTUM TEENS ARE GO!, KIM & KIM); artist Kris Anka (UNCANNY X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL); and writer and artist Amy Reeder (FOOL’S GOLD, MADAME XANADU).
“We are so excited to welcome such a talented group of illustrators, writers, and performers to Flame Con this year,” said Nicole Gitau, Vice President of Geeks OUT and Programming Lead for Flame Con. “Fans have told us the personal moments they share with creators make our convention memorable. We have experienced a lot of growth this year and we know our special guests are a part of the reason why.”
Flame Con is also excited to announce that ARCHIE COMICS will be debuting YOUR PAL ARCHIE #1 with a Flame Con variant cover. The special issue is available to the first 1,000 attendees visiting on Sunday, August 20, the show’s queer youth day where youth under 20 are admitted free, thanks to a partnership with the Ali Forney Center. The Flame Con variant cover is designed by Dan Parent (LIFE WITH KEVIN, DIE KITTY DIE), who will also be in attendance.
Geeks OUT, partnering with Skybound Entertainment, sold out its first ever San Diego Comic-Con event, CLOSET SMASH! The event, which took place on Saturday, July 22, featured special guests, a live drawing, and free swag.
“Geeks OUT strives to create not just safe, but welcoming and exciting spaces for queer geek communities,” said Joey Stern, President of Geeks OUT. “Thanks to Skybound, we’re making our way into one of the most amazing gathering spaces of the nerd community, and offering a unique event to an excited audience.”
Flame Con brings together thousands of fans in an effort to empower and promote the queer geek community. Tickets to this year’s show are avialable and vary from Daily, Weekend and VIP passes that include access to the first ever Camp Fire afterparty on Saturday, a Flame Con t-shirt, a VIP dinner and more.
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