Four years ago, the idea of a comic book convention tailored to the LGBTQ community was a new concept. Flame Con, as it was called, was an optimistic little affair held in Brooklyn at the flamboyant Grand Prospect Hall. This month saw the fifth annual installment of it, in a larger venue in the Sheraton Times Square to accommodate the thousands of attendees.
The stereotypical horny, heterosexual, cisgender male nerd is still a significant part of most pop culture cons. However, geek media has had openly LGBTQ characters for decades, and fans who grew up with those characters are now working in the business, creating characters that represent themselves. Continue reading at GayCityNews.com.