Bent-Con is a non-profit organization committed to recognizing, celebrating, encouraging and appreciating LGBTQA contributions to pop-culture and geekdom. Specifically, comic-books, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and horror mediums from artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors, actors and producers that create works targeted directly to LGBTQ audiences and the larger realm of mainstream and underground pop-culture as a whole.
We’ll be presenting “Comics and Real-Life LGBTQ Stories” at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The panel looks at how the comics medium can be leveraged to tell real-life/biographical stories to entertain and educate, with a specific focus on LGBTQA stories. Current comic creators Michael Derry (of Troy fame) and Michael Troy (Bluewater Comics‘ upcoming Stonewall Riots comic book) will join us to talk about their projects and how working in the comics medium allows for a new, and perhaps different, take on real-life events. At the end of the panel, on behalf of The Lavender Effect, Michael A. will be unveiling our brand-new upcoming project (it’s hush-hush for now, so come out and find out all about it!)
Badges for Bent-Con can be purchased here. Sunday is Bent-Con’s Rainbow Connection Day (i.e., Youth Day) so fans of all ages are welcome!