Saturday, July 13, 2024

Flame Con returns for 10th anniversary

Flame Con, the world’s largest queer comic con is back, August 17-18, 2024, returning to the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

Featuring a comics, arts and entertainment expo that showcases creators and special guests from all corners of the LGBTQ+ community of fans, Flame Con will include thoughtful discussions, exclusive performances, cosplay and more.

Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary, its producers have announced new special guests and expanded programming on a new third floor which will play host to an expanded Gaymer Lounge.

Gaymer Lounge

The Gaymer Lounge is a place to kick back and get immersed in a multitude of board games, card games, video games and TTRPGs. The Gaymer Lounge is operated by our friends at NYC Gaymers, a community-led LGBTQIA+ non-profit whose mission is to uplift the voices of marginalized gamers and sustain a diverse and passionate space that reflects both New York City and gaming culture.

Special Guests

Special guests for this year’s Flame Con include the newly announced ND Stevenson and Sara Myer.

ND Stevenson is an Emmy- and GLAAD Media Award-winning cartoonist and animation producer, best known for creating and producing the Netflix series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and for writing the science fantasy graphic novel Nimona.

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Image Source: Netflix

Sara Myer is a comic artist, writer and colorist whose graphic memoir Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story was a finalist for the 2023 L.A. Times Book Prize. They are currently the illustrator and cover artist of several comic issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures.

Previously announced Flame Con guests include Molly Knox Ostertag, the bestselling graphic novel author-illustrator of The Deep Dark, The Girl from the Sea, and the Witch Boy trilogy; JP Karliak, who has voiced iconic animated characters including Wile E. Coyote, the Boss Baby, Willy Wonka, and a slew of Marvel heroes and villains including Morph in X-Men ’97 and Green Goblin in Spidey and His Amazing Friends; and Kris Anka, a designer and artist best known as a lead character designer on Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

After Party

To celebrate the expo and its special anniversary, Fireball: The Official Flame Con After Party will be held on Saturday, August 17 at Hell’s Kitchen’s Industry bar. Fireball is a 21+ celebration of queer geek culture featuring drag, burlesque, dancing and all the queer joy you can handle. This year’s party will be hosted by Megami, cast member in the recent season 16 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Get tickets for the tenth annual Flame Con and the Fireball After Party HERE.

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