Prism Comics, the nonprofit organization championing LGBTQ+ visibility, diversity, and inclusion in comics, graphic novels, and popular media, presents Q Con – Southern California’s newest LGBTQ+ comic con coming to the city of West Hollywood on Saturday, June 18, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, 1166 North Vista Street. Learn more at https://www.prismcomics.org/q-con.
Q Con is supported by a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of the City’s WeHo Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival (May 22 – June 30). More info at weho.org/pride and and follow at @wehoarts.
Community sponsors include: Los Angeles Film School – lafilm.edu and Tapas – tapas.io
Q Con is family friendly and free to the public, giving pre-teens and adults the opportunity to find a wide variety of comics and graphic novels affirming LGBTQ+ representation at one exciting colorful event. The queer space will celebrate the amazing diversity of LGBTQ+ comics, games and popular media today and feature creators from indie comics, to major publishers. Meet creators, get autographs and sketches, and mingle with other comics fans. Cosplay is strongly encouraged. Enter the Q Con Costume Contest for fun and prizes!
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Tara Madison Avery (We’re Still Here; publisher, Stacked Deck Press); Bearded Shirts; David Booher (Rain; Canto); Dave Davenport (Feral and The Ghost Skater); A.C. Esguerra (Eighty Days); Richard Fairgray (Blastosaurus, Haunted Hill); Jack Foster (Gun); Sina Grace (Iceman, Rockstar And Softboy); Huntees; Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf); Steve MacIsaac (Unpacking); Knave Murdock (Transcat); M.K. Palmer (Meraki); Mike Pingel (Channel Surfing: Charlie’s Angels; Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman); Kayden Phoenix (A La Brava, Jalisco); Prism Comics; Qweerty Gamers; Brad Rader (Bob’s Burgers, Batman: The Animated Series); David Reddish (The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus); Sonya Saturday (How to Wait, The Greatest Thing You’ve Ever Seen in Your Life);Max Spragovsky (W.O.O.F. Galaxy); Stacked Deck Press; TOKYOPOP; William O. Tyler(Theater of Terror); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes, Hollow); Michael Varrati (The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, Midnight Mass with Peaches Christ & Michael Varrati); Malissa White (Nightmare); Yaoi Revolution; and others to be announced.
ABOUT PRISM COMICS: Prism Comics is a nonprofit championing LGBTQ+ visibility, diversity and inclusion in comic books, graphic novels, and popular media. Founded in 2003, Prism Comics has become “LGBTQ+ Comics Central” at San Diego Comic Con, WonderCon Anaheim, Los Angeles Comic Con, and other conventions and online spaces providing a safe, welcoming community for LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly comics creators, readers, librarians, educators and families. Prism has helped foster many comics creators who have become major voices in comics and graphic novels. For more information, please visit prismcomics.org and follow at @prismcomics.
COVID SAFETY: COVID safety protocols will be in place as mandated by the City of West Hollywood including occupancy regulations. Proof of vaccination will be required, and mask wearing may be required.