Now in its third year, Flame Con, organised by LGBTQ+ pop culture fans organisation Geeks Out!, recently had a highly successful convention at the Marriott Hotel in Brooklyn, New York.
Advertising itself as a 'two-day comics, arts, and entertainment expo showcasing creators and celebrities from all corners of LGBTQ geek fandom', Flame Con plays host to a number of creators from independent small press to big Marvel and DC names, who are themselves part of the LGBTQ+ community and/or whose work is inclusive of that broad community.
It's a wonderful convention that just seems to be getting bigger every year, and with the chance to finally go out and check it out for ourselves, of course we felt it was time to. What we found was a convention that is deservedly gaining a reputation as a diverse, fun and thought-provoking new entry in the comic con calendar, and one that many cons the world over could take a lot of lessons from.
I'm Joe Glass from WhatCulture, and I took my own comic, The Pride, out to Flame Con so I can tell you definitively just why Flame Con is absolutely awesome.