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    Q-Con, Gay Men’s Chorus, Pride Poets and More this Saturday, June 15

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    This coming Saturday, June 15, 2024, WeHo Pride will be on full swing at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard, in West Hollywood during WeHo Pride Arts Festival Weekend. All events at Plummer Park are FREE.

    Saturday will feature four Pride events:

    Q Con

    Q Con, Southern California’s only LGBTQ+ comic convention will be happening from 11am-6pm – grab your free tickets at www.qconprism.org

    • Pride Poets will be offering custom poems from 11aqm – 2pm
    • Gay men’s Chorus of Los Angeles will be performing a one-hour FREE concert from 3pm – 4:30pm
    • Vitam Picturarum (Life in Pictures) Exhibition will be on display.

    Celebrate queer comic books and graphic novels at Q Con, Southern California’s only LGBTQ+ comic convention! Meet comics creators and get autographs. Enjoy panels and gaming. Show your Cosplay Pride and enter the Costume Contest for prizes. Q Con is supported by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood. Community Sponsor: Los Angeles Film School

    No RSVP Required, Free!

    Pride Poets 

    11am-2pm

    Pride Poets will write custom poems celebrating love and the LGBTQ+ community. Brian Sonia-Wallace has trained and worked with a cohort of LGBTQ+ poets in pop-ups during the City’s WeHo Pride Arts Festival since 2019. This project is presented with the support of an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.  This in-person exhibition is part of the City of West Hollywood’s 2024 WeHo Pride Arts Festive *No RSVP Required

    Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

    3:00pm-4:30pm

    Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles performs a free one-hour concert in the same park where they began 45 years ago! Pack a picnic and celebrate LGBTQ+ pride as GMCLA sings their favorite hit songs from recent season concerts. They’ll be singing the best of the best, and you’ll get a sneak peek at their upcoming June 30 concert performance Solid Gold: Aretha, Dionne, & Whitney!

    This is an outdoor event. Attendees may bring low backed chairs, cushions, or blankets to sit on. No alcohol is allowed in the park. This performance is presented with the support of an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood.

    This in-person exhibition is part of the City of West Hollywood’s 2024 WeHo Pride Arts Festival  *No RSVP Required

    Vitam Picturarum (Life in Pictures) Exhibition

    Ongoing exhibit thru June 16, 2024

    An LGBTQ+ photography exhibition that explores the quotidian – framing a snippet of everyday life of and through our queer lens. Expounding on existential issues, tribalism, creativity, love, joy, and more, from the humdrum to the fantastical. With a presentation of over 30 local and international artists. Curated by Amina Cruz, Antonio Zaragoza, and Ruben Esparza. The opening reception will take place on June 14 and features a DJ and literary performance by West Hollywood City Poet Laureate Jen Cheng.

    Artists in the exhibit: Alex Donis; Amina Cruz; Antonio Zaragoza; Bruce LaBruce; Cassils; Chuck Hohng; Courtney Coles; Coyote Park; Danna Kinsky; Daphne Von Rey; David Schmutz; Donovan Quiroz; Emily Eizen; Gabriel S.Lopez; Jaklin Romine; Jireh Deng; Jordan Green; Judy Ornelas Sisneros; Laura Aguilar; Leche De Virgen; Leon Mostovoy; Louis Jacinto; Luka Fisher; Marval Rex; Miguel Angel Reyes; Monica Orozco; Nelson Morales; Nick Burger; Oscar Sanchez Gomez; Ricardo Nagaoka; Rick Castro; Rubén Esparza; Sam Richardson; Santi Mito; Santoni Kino; Shane Allison; Slava Mogutin; Sonia Hernandez; Stuart Sandford; Tommy Wu; Tony Coelho; Tony Solis; Valerio Gamez; Zackary Drucker.

    This in-person exhibition is part of the City of West Hollywood’s 2024 WeHo Pride Arts Festival

    This year, Q Con is expanding to include more comics creators, cosplayers, panels, gaming, photo opportunities and comics portfolio review by comics professionals for aspiring comics creators.

    JUST ANNOUNCED EVENTS PANNELS!  (see attached for full panel info and guests)

    12 – 12:45 pm – X-Men ’97 – Mutant & Proud (moderated by Chris Riley)
    1 – 1:45 pm – A Creator’s Guide to Indie Comics (moderated by Barbra Dillon)
    2 – 2:30 pm – Spotlight on Dragpool (moderated by Julian Jetson)
    2:30 – 3 pm – Spotlight on Rex Ogle (moderated by David Reddish)
    3 – 3:45 pm – Transgender and Nonbinary Comics Chart New Paths (moderated by Tara Madison Avery)
    4 – 4:45 pm – Costume Contest in Fiesta Hall
    5 – 5:45 pm – Geek Crossfire (moderated by David Reddish)
    6 – 7:30 pm – Special Sneak Screening of “Surge of Power: Where There’s Smoke”

    Creators scheduled to appear include: Aleasha Acevedo (Husk); Aviva Artzy (The Washi Station); Tara Madison Avery (We’re Still Here; Stacked Deck Press); David Booher (Killer Queens; Ghostbusters); Tilly Bridges (Monster High, Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix); CAPS  Cartoon Art Professional Society; Natalie Do Carmo (Shrug Club); Dave Davenport (Feral and the Ghost Fighter); Lee Dawn (We Are Frogs); A.C. Esguerra (Eighty Days); Leslie Ewing (Gay Comix, Wimmen’s Comix); Fanbase Press; Jack Foster (Gun); Fuego Unlimited; Sina Grace (Rockstar and Softboy; Iceman); Tini Howard (Excalibur; Catwoman); Huck and Puck Books; Jeff Krell (Jayson; Arena Stage); Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter; Unpacking); Sam Maggs (Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas); Knave Murdok (TransCat); Los Angeles Film School; Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf); Mallory (Doors of Darkness); Sian Marshall; Mei (Qi-Shift); Mumopins; Mark A.J. Nazal (Diwata Komiks); Rex Ogle (Four Eyes; Northranger); Kristen Parraz (Comadres y Comics Podcast); Kayden Phoenix (A LA BRAVA); Mike Pingel (Channel Surfing: Betty White); Prism Comics; Daniel Quasar (Prism; creator of the Progress Pride Flag); Qweerty Gamers; Brad Rader (Bob’s Burgers, Batman: The Animated Series); Rainbow Arc of Fire; David Reddish (Sex Drugs and Superheroes Trilogy); Mike Rossi (Branches; Here We Go); Vincent Roth (Surge of Power); Llynx Rufus (Lighthorse and Cannon); Jeffrey Schuetze (Monster You); Sonya Saturday (J.K. Rowling and the Ungrateful Fans); Christie Shinn (HoraTora Studios); Sippy Crumbs; Josh Trujillo (Blue Beetle); Maximus Spragovsky (W.O.O.F. Galaxy); Stacked Deck Press; William O. Tyler (We Belong; Theater of Terror); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes; Hollow); Kendra Wells (Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas, Real Hero Shit); Fernando Velez (Kraven Comics); Yaoi Revolution; 9 to 5 Pins and others to be announced.

    Q Con thanks Los Angeles Film School – https://www.lafilm.edu – for their support as a Community Sponsor.

    Q Con is supported by an arts grant from the City of West Hollywood as part of
the WeHo Pride Arts Festival. More information at https://www.wehopride.com.

    FREE EVENT!!!! No RSVP Required.

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    Mike Pingel
    Mike Pingelhttp://www.mikepingel.com/
    Mike Pingel has written six books, Channel Surfing: Charlie’s Angels & Angelic Heaven: A Fan’s Guide to Charlie’s Angels, Channel Surfing: Wonder Woman, The Brady Bunch: Super Groovy after all these years; Works of Pingel and most recently, Betty White: Rules the World. Pingel owns and runs CharliesAngels.com website and was Farrah Fawcett personal assistant. He also works as an actor and as a freelance publicist. His official website is www.mikepingel.com

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