Holy Flame Con, Batman!

Flame Con

Photo by Edwin Chan

Flame Con, New York’s first queer comic con, was created by Geeks Out as a “one-day comics, arts, and entertainment expo showcasing creators and celebrities from all corners of LGBTQ geek fandom, including comics, video games, film, and television,” and it hosted more than 2,200 guests this past weekend at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn. 

The event included numerous queer themed panels such as “A Queer Reading of Sherlock Holmes,” “The Internet is Ghey,” “Secret Identities: Transgender Themes In Geek Culture,” and “Horrors of Flame Con!” with Mark Patton, the openly gay star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, arguably the most homoerotic film of the franchise.

A cosplay pageant featured: Storm, She-Hulk, and Peggy Carter drag performers. Other guests showed up as sexy Captain America, sexy Woody, and sexy X-Men.

After a successful inaugural convention rivaling LA’s Bent Con, Geeks Out plans to return with a bigger and better Flame Con next year. 

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