You may be wondering where you can go to rock out your Queer Geek side, well Flaming River Con is your answer and it will be held Saturday September 22nd, 2018. This is the second ever Midwest LGBTQIA+ event for all things Queer and Geek. You need to come out and support this group. Some of the vendors are: Handmade Nerds, Manfredi’s Emporium, Tentacle Doom, Coven, The Lake Witch, Women of Letters, and Unicorn Massacres. Feel like a little tabletop gaming, they have that too. For full information on vendors and gaming check out the Flaming River Con link. Check out some of the speakers listed: Tony Isabella – co creator/writer of Black Lighting, Greg Brown – one of the driving forces for creating a home for pop culture geeks of color, BJ Colangelo – film journalist and theorist specializing in gender and sexuality in the horror genre, and that’s only to name a small few of their speakers. The venue spans across 3 floors. There are 3 elevators along with stairs; lower level: auditorium and photo op with Heroes Unites 1st floor, street entrance: non profit tables, game room. 2nd floor: vendor hall, panel rooms 1&2, and the quiet room.
Grab your super suits and cosplay goodness and come on out the Cleveland library for all your LGBTQIA+ geek and pop awesomeness culture. And the thrills do not end there, come out to side quest for a meet and greet with Tony Isabella. There will also be vendors and panelists from the con, as well. The Side Quest is located at 17900 Detroit Ave Lakewood, OH 44107.
Founded in 2017, Flaming River Arts is a Cleveland based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose goal is to foster, showcase, and celebrate LGBTQIA+ voices and the community, and combat bigotry by increasing the visibility of marginalized persons within geek culture. Their first event was last year with this one being far larger and is a place for LBGTQIA+ artists, authors, and vendors to showcase their talent. You can come and learn about queer history in comics, rock your favorite Cosplay, learn to Cosplay on a budget, and sit in on various Queer themed panels.
FRA is pleased to announce its first annual Flaming River Con! The all-day event will take place Saturday, September 21nd, 2019 at the Louis Stokes Wing of the downtown CLE Library and will run from 10am to 6pm! The event will be the second all LGBTQIA+ geek convention, showcasing everything queer and geek, including comics, zines, podcasts, art, books, cosplay, panels, and workshops. Flaming River Con is a family friendly environment and free to enter, however donations of $7 dollars is appreciated so help keep all of their programming at a low cost for all who attend.
For more information, including panel, vendor, and sponsor applications, please use the contact information: Flaming River Con