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A Virtual Flame Con!
Saturday, August 15th, 2020

Here’s the panel lineup!
Festivities kick off at 12noon EST.

12:00 PM – Opening Ceremony & Kweendom Comedy
1:00 PM – Spotlight on Creators of Queer Kids Comics
2:00 PM – “There Can Only Be One”: Marginalized Creatorship and Working in Multiple Mediums
3:00 PM – How to Make Things Fancy – a workshop
4:00 PM – Reclaiming My (Oo)Time: Navigating the Intersections of Mental Health and Gaming
5:00 PM – Paper-Yay! – a workshop
6:00 PM – Streaming as a Hobby or Career
7:00 PM – Comics & Advocacy: Using Your Passion to Empower Your Community
8:00 PM – Open Flame After Party: Fire Escape

Fire Escape

Stay around after the sessions for our After Party
Fire Escape


An Update on Flame Con 2020

To our queer geeky community,

While this likely does not come as a surprise, it is with great sadness that we must announce the postponement of Flame Con 2020, due to concerns around COVID-19. Though Flame Con will not be held this year, we look forward to coming back, bigger and better, at the Times Square Sheraton on August 21-22, 2021!

Geeks OUT’s mission is to support out queer geek community near and far. While we were hopeful that the global situation would have begun to improve by the late spring, it would have been irresponsible to risk anyone’s well-being by hosting an event of Flame Con’s size in NY this August.

Our organization would not be what it is without all the hard work, time, and passion you all have given. That we have grown to this size is a testament to the fact that hope and creativity can bring a community to life. The Geeks OUT board & Flame Con Steering Committee are eternally grateful for you.

And, of course, all is not a wash! We are looking into ways we can continue to bring our community together this summer. Details on remote events, presented by Geeks OUT, are to follow shortly.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy summer!

The Flame Con Steering Committee
Maya Bishop, Chair
Jayson Bennett
Gabe Berlin
Steve Gianaca
Kevin Gilligan
Nic Gitau
Bethany Gonzalez
Rachel Greeman
John Jennison
Niki Johnson
Sa’Mada Lawler
Michelle Rose Micor
Annmarie Nye
Kyle-Steven Porter