WICOMICON: Highlights and the Power of Community

The event featured folks from the comic, arts, and entertainment industries. Convention-goers had the chance to revel in goods from exhibitors, attend panels, show off their cosplay, and enjoy music. Below you will find some highlights from last week’s WICOMICON. We hope you’ll take some time to join us in commending these organizers and change-makers.


The Rundown: April 24, 2018

Website Geeks Out is offering free tickets to their LGBTQ inclusive convention Flame Con for anyone who purchased tickets to the recently cancelled Universal FanCon. Flame Con takes place in New York August 18-19. Universal FanCon was scheduled to take place this weekend in Baltimore and was postponed indefinitely. The con came about due to a Kickstarter campaign in 2016. The organizers of the con also had a comic-con that was cancelled after conducting a Kickstarter in 2015 for PrideCon in Anaheim. You can head to io9 for a timeline of details.

[Multiversity Comics]

Gamers Unite: DC Gaymers and Geeks OUT to gather during this weekend’s Awesome Con

Video games and comic books have long been thought of as the province of white, straight, cisgender men. But Miguel Miranda, administrator of the DC Gaymers social group, knows better.

“For a lot of queer gamers, gaming is a part of how we dress, how we interact, how we have fun,” he says. “It’s an essential part of our identity.”

To celebrate that identity, Miranda is bringing together queer gamers for a chance to network and socialize during this weekend’s Awesome Con.

[Metro Weekly]