A Comic Convention… only Gayer
THE GALLERY EXHIBITION:
This year’s Legacy honoree is Tom of Finland Foundation,
which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Check the BENT-CON 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
• 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
• 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,
as an exhibitor,
Come as a filmmaker,
as an artist,
Come as a writer…
just come to the
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
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 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!
Friday 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Saturday, 12 NOON - 2:00 AM
Sunday, 12 NOON - 7:00
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