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November 8 - 10, 2013

Los Angeles, CA

BENT-CON
A Comic Convention… only Gayer

THE CONVENTION:

Tom of Finland Foundation will be there all three days!

Check their website for special guests and events.

The annual BENT-CON exposition brings together some of the best and brightest established and new creators (and companies) of LGBT and our Allies (UnGay) comic-books, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy/horror film-makers, writers, directors and other related creative mediums. In addition to the opportunity for public exposure and potential revenue the con provides to the attending creative talent, the event also allows less established talent to network from among their creative peers, providing unique opportunities for those that are just starting out.

BENT-CON prides itself on maintaining and building relationships and community openly. Celebrating and acknowledging the presence and contributions of the creative works found from LGBT and UnGay creators.

The convention includes:

• A public exhibition where artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors, actors, and producers, that create works targeted directly to LGBT audiences and the public interact in an informal setting. Graphic novels, comics, films and related merchandise are for sale and BENT-CON attendees can interact with the attending creators, publishers or film-makers.

• A series of symposium held during the festival, where these creators and contributors of an LGBT and our Allies (UnGay) presence among a shared creative space can engage in formal panel discussions and/or interviews open to BENT-CON attendees.

BENT-CON MISSION STATEMENT:

BENT-CON’s non-profit charter defines the following goals for the organization:

• To provide a forum to showcase and celebrate existing, new and emerging LGBT and our Allies talent in the fields of comics, graphic novels, cartooning, animation, gaming, sci-fi/fantasy/horror writers, film-makers, actors, directors, producers and other-related creative mediums.

• Enable participants in said-creative fields to share, learn and pool from more experienced individuals or parties in the various aspects of the creation, publishing, film-making, marketing and distribution of said-creative fields related content.

• To educate and express to the greater public and community of the said-creative fields in the areas of LGBT and our Allies presence and contributions to comic-book history, film history, gaming history along with the current trends within those various histories and fields, as well as the impact of queer/LGBT contributions to comics on popular culture and other analytical topics.

• To provide awareness and a fundraising forum for BENT-CON to build and nurture an often under-appreciated aspect of the contributions expressed from an LGBT/queer perspective within a global pop-culture.

Come to BENT-CON!

Come as a fan,                           
                 Come as an exhibitor,
Come as a filmmaker,                
                        Come as an artist,
Come as a writer…                    

just come to the event!

Check their website for the latest news on activities, events, and prizes. This is one full weekend!

What is BENT-CON?
BENT-CON is the convention that encourages, celebrates and appreciates LGBT and LGBT-friendly comic-book, scifi, fantasy and horror artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors, actors, and producers, that create media targeted directly to LGBT audiences or the larger realm of underground and mainstream pop-culture as a whole.

But it’s just easier to think of it like a Comic-Con, only gayer…

BENT-CON is committed to encouraging the vast talent and creativity within a queer and queer-friendly environment for those passionate about sharing their respective talents with YOU — the Fans — New and not-so-new to the work found at this convention.

This year’s BENT-CON is shaping up to be bigger and better than the last!

The weekend event will be filled with exhibitors, guests, panels, film-viewings and parties and attended by names you’ll recognize from various creative industries. All it needs is YOU!


BENT-CON
Hours and schedule of events will be available a few weeks before the celebration.

VENUE:
Marriott Burbank
2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA  Map


BENT-CON Website

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