Co-Founders

Co-Founders

Joey Stern
He / Ma’am
Board Emeritus
Joey Stern is Co-founder of Geeks OUT and Flame Con. He has a passion for queer geek community, and those tiny straws that come in fancy drinks. He has a complicated relationship to gender and his mother likes his tweets.

Josh Siegel
He / Him / His
Board Emeritus
Josh Siegel is an artist, writer and musician known for drawing pensive portraits of superheroes under the name modHERO. He helped create Geeks OUT as a way to raise the profile of LGBTQ people in fan culture, making it more fun, inclusive and safe for geeks of all types. Josh also the Co-creator of Flame Con and Co-author/Art Director of Serving Pride. Raised on 80s movies and the X-Men, Josh believes that outcasts can do anything if they organize.