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We’re Back for a 10th Year!

The Flame Con team is thrilled to welcome you back for year 10, this August 17th and 18th at the Times Square Sheraton in New York City.

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August 17 & 18, 2024

Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Sheraton Times Square

811 7th Avenue,
New York, NY 10019

Use Entrance on 52nd Street

(Accessible entrance available on 53rd Street)

Latest News

Flame Con Welcomes Emily Drabinski

Emily Drabinski (she/her) is Associate Professor at the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She edits Gender & Sexuality in Information Studies, a book series from Library Juice Press/Litwin Books. Drabinski served as the 2023-24 President of the American Library Association.

Flame Con Welcomes Shannon Watters

Shannon Watters is the co-creator and co-writer of the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling comic book series LUMBERJANES, as well as the hit graphic novel HOLLOW, and a writer of animation, comics, and prose. She is also an acclaimed editor and the former founder/editorial head of BOOM! Box line at BOOM! Studios, the imprint behind critically acclaimed comics and graphic novels like GIANT DAYS, THE BACKSTAGERS, LUMBERJANES, FENCE, GOLDIE VANCE, HEAVY VINYL, THE AVANT-GUARDS, and many, many others. She loves vintage nonsense, cooking elaborate meals, and funny words. She lives in Los Angeles.

Flame Con Welcomes Dillin Apelyan

Dillin, or Superdillin, is a Queer Armenian-American game designer and actual play performer based in NYC. She is the host of One Shot, a legacy podcast that features a new indie TTRPG every month. Also, Dillin is a principal cast member on The Atomless, and has been featured on Unprepared Casters, Party of One, Adventuring Academy on Dropout, Critter Hug on Critical Role, and more. Dillin’s games, including MetalepsisGuys in ChairsSpin the Bottle, and others, seek to spotlight the drama and magic in the usual and mundane. His independently made games have been published by Plus One Exp, and he is a contributing writer for City of Mist: Local Legends and CAPERS: Cyberpunk.

Flame Con Welcomes Harriet Tugsmen to the Stage

Much like her namesake, Harriet Tugsmen is a historical icon. Serving through the decades, her rise to stardom began on the Rockbar stage, where she pioneered their first all Black drag experience, Friendly Black Hotties. Harriet’s powerhouse performances made her a fan favorite for Mx. Rockbar 2022 and won her the crown in 2023. Dedicated to making space for other Black + POC queens.

Flame Con Welcomes Glittystarlet & D’Hoops to the Stage

Heather Glittystarlet and Darcie D’Hoops have been collaborating together since 2018, bringing you pop culture inspired LED performances. This duo has also performed with fire on the National Mall in DC, and they are members of an NYC fire group that performs in the great circle at Burning Man.  

Flame Con Welcomes Sharang Biswas

Sharang Biswas has won two IGDN awards, three Ennie Awards, an IndieCade award and a Golden Cobra award for roleplaying games. He has showcased interactive works at institutions such as The Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, and The Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. He has written for games such as Avatar: Legends, Vampire: The Masquerade, Pathfinder, Spire: The City Must Fall, Moonlight on Roseville Beach, Jiangshi: Blood on the Banquet Hall, and Dungeons & Dragons Live

Flame Con Welcomes Jeremy Whitley

Jeremy Whitley is a writer of comics, books, games, podcasts, and bios from Durham, North Carolina. He is best known for his work with Marvel Comics including his award-winning run on The Unstoppable Wasp and his recent Gwenpool story in Love Unlimited where she came out as Asexual. He is also the writer/creator of the comics The Dog Knight, Princeless, Raven Pirate Princess, School for Extraterrestrial Girls, and the brand new romance graphic novel Navigating with You coming out this summer from Maverick/Mad Cave.

Flame Con Welcomes Sarah Myer

Comic Artist, Writer, and Colorist Sarah Myer (They/Them) is an Eisner and L.A. Times Book Prize nominated author of the graphic memoir Monstrous: A Transracial Adoption Story (First Second Books). Sarah is currently the illustrator and cover artist of several comic issues of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, and was previously the colorist of TMNT vs Street Fighter and TMNT: Saturday Morning Adventures comics. An avid convention attendee since 1999, Sarah has constructed and worn over 50 cosplay costumes and enjoys cooking, weight lifting, and spending time with their cat Loki when they are not creating comics.

Quick Links

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August 17 & 18, 2024

Saturday: 12pm – 8pm

Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Flame Con

Sheraton Times Square

811 7th Avenue,
New York, NY 10019

Use Entrance on 52nd Street

(Accessible entrance available on 53rd Street)