Thursday, August 25, 2016


This past weekend was the 2nd annual Flame Con convention held in downtown Brooklyn.  The convention which catered to the LGBTQ community had the feel of a Heroes Con with its focus on creators albeit with a bit of a queer twist.  This is the first year that I attended the convention and I was impressed by the organization and offering of the convention.  It was a full convention with programming, creators and a few exhibitors.  Missing are the gaudy massive booths by publishers like Marvel Comics, or Image Comics at the Comic Cons.  Instead, with a smaller crowd in the smaller event space that is the Marriott Hotel, you had an intimate scene of fans interacting with their favorite writers and artists while discovering new ones.

The negatives of the con was few but quite noticeable.  The first thing would be that this con while accepting of a community that is often disregarded or hated is inadvertently excluding a key demographics to comic books and that is children.  With vendors that sells art or books that is beyond racy, the convention definitely does not cater towards kids.  Second because of the event space being small, for popular panels such as Chris Claremont's Pride and the X-Men which we will talk about in a separate post there was a limited amount of space, in which only about 120 people got to attend.

Overall though, I highly enjoy the convention and would strongly suggest that you make plans to attend especially if you're a geek and part of or support the LGBTQ community.  Even if you don't, there is enough for the average geek of the heterosexual persuasion to enjoy.  Yes it is a small convention, but with the organization and sponsors that the convention has, I cannot fathom them not growing leaps and bounds in the coming years.  They are already planning for next years, hopefully you can be a part of it.  For more info, visit: flamecon.org

Enjoy our pics from the con, from the creators, to the cosplayers, to the panels.

James Tynion IV signing Detective Comics which he wrote...

A C Medina promoting signing his Elasticator comic published by Solar Comics...

Greg Pak adding his autograph to World War Hulk signed already by the late Michael Turner...

Amy Reeder in her Jimmy Olson cosplay showing off her Rhino sketch...

Phil Jiminez working on a Sunspot commission...

Some happy con goers winning passes for next year's con...

Chris Claremont signing old copies of Uncanny X-Men that he wrote...

Incredible Power Man cosplay...

Lynn Yoshii working on Black Cat...


The first North Star cosplay I can recall ever seeing...


Chris Claremont's Pride & the X-Men panel...


Cosplay contest...


Tana Ford showing off her Venom sketch...

The always stoic looking Kris Anka showing off his Mysterio sketch...


The playful Phil Jimenez showing off his Emma Frost, White Queen sketch...

Sophie Campbell showing off her wicked Raphael...

A beautiful cross gender cosplay of Magneto, master of magnetism...

Amazing Spider-Man jam piece thus far...

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