(NOTE: 2013 conference start/end times haven't been announced yet. I'm using the times from last year's brochure).
Hey folks, the fourth annual Bent-Con convention is happening in 4 weeks, and I'm organizing our WGG meetup!
Never heard of Bent-Con? According to their website (http://bent-con.org/):
Bent-Con is committed to recognizing, celebrating, encouraging and appreciating LGBTQ and our (UnGay) Allies 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.
BENT-CON hosts an annual convention that celebrates, provides a forum and community for these creative genres in its various forms to present to the public comic art, writing and multi-media not normally accessible or presented through existing commercial channels.
But it’s just easier to think of it like a Comic-Con, only Gayer!
This event seems tailor made for our SoCal gay geek community!
Last year, friends and I from GCN (GayChristian.net) attended Bent-Con 2012 and had a blast (I'll include some photos from our trip). I'm heading up the GCN group again this year, and approached Topher about planning a WGG gathering for Bent-Con. Topher asked me to organize the meetup.
The con schedule hasn't been posted yet, but I plan to be there all 3 days. I'm hoping to plan a WGG lunch or something, once we know the con schedule. Look here for more details on that here.
It's recommended that you get your conference badges online, to avoid registration lines and higher prices at the front door. (http://bent-con.org/registration/attendees/).
Bent-Con is the largest queer geek event of its kind*, attracting[masked] attendees last year. It's wonderful that such an event is so close. I'm hoping many WGG folks check it out.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Looking forward to seeing you there!!
*The others being Gaylaxicon, OutlantaCon, GaymerX, and QGCon.