Geeks OUT Announces Kickstarter For Flame Con, NYC’s First LBGTQ Comic-Con!
Let's heat up NYC!
Heck, yes! In a press release today Geeks OUT formally announced their Kickstarter for “Flame Con,” a one-day convention and expo celebrating “all things queer and geeky” and set for spring of next year.
Geeks OUT hopes to raise $15,000 to cover venue rental, promotions, special guests and other con goodness. From the press release:
Since 2010, Geeks OUT has been hosting fun, exciting events for the LGBTQ geek community and establishing queer-positive spaces for fans at numerous comic conventions. In 2015, they will be inviting fans to FLAME CON, their most ambitious event to-date!
At FLAME CON, people from all corners of the LGBTQ community will be given a unique opportunity to meet up and geek out over a range of artists, creators, and vendors catering to all kinds of queer interests and tastes. Provocative and intelligent panels will explore ideas and questions not discussed at traditional cons. Other FLAME CON attractions include an on-site art show, an anthology comic, and at the end of the day, a cosplay parade leading the way to a nearby after-party. Everyone will be geeking out in the streets, and celebrating into the night.
Kickstarter incentives include VIP tickets to the con, limited edition stickers, exclusive t-shirts, prints and custom artwork from Rage Gear Studios, Comic Book Afterlife, and modHero, exhibitor discounts, and even meet-ups with comics superstar Phil Jimenez and the fiery FLAME CON mascot himself! Get set, geeks! You’ll have 30 days to support the FLAME CON Kickstarter once the campaign goes live November 4, 2014. Help us heat up NYC with a super-queer comic con!
Here’s the campaign’s Kickstarter vid. Let’s make this happen, New York City!