Sponsors

MASSIVE GOODS creates and agents queer and feminist art, comics and fashion by artists from Japan. MASSIVE’s mission is to spread iconoclastic work addressing gender and sexuality to new audiences and new forms, from museum walls to bodies everywhere.

Founded in 2013 by writer/producer Anne Ishii and filmmaker Graham Kolbeins, MASSIVE began by making T-shirts with legendary gay manga master Gengoroh Tagame to coincide with the release of the artist’s first English-language book, The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, published by PictureBox. Co-edited by Ishii, Kolbeins, and graphic design hero Chip Kidd, The Passion highlights Tagame’s expert draftsmanship and elaborate BDSM-themed erotic fantasies through a selection of short stories and excerpts spanning his career.

Kickstarter is an enormous global community built around creativity and creative projects. Over 10 million people, from every continent on earth, have backed a Kickstarter project.

Some of those projects come from influential artists like De La Soul or Marina Abramović. Most come from amazing creative people you probably haven’t heard of — from Grandma Pearl to indie filmmakers to the band down the street.

Every artist, filmmaker, designer, developer, and creator on Kickstarter has complete creative control over their work — and the opportunity to share it with a vibrant community of backers.

Rover

Thomson Reuters provides professionals with the intelligence, technology and human expertise they need to find trusted answers. We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

Additionally, we have made a strong commitment to corporate responsibility, fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We embrace diversity of thought, style, experience, culture, race, color, gender, national origin, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, and veteran status to drive innovation and deliver competitive advantage.

Final Sons Of Taldra

Duane Simolke, DuaneSimolke.com

In an alternate reality, an Iroquois scientist and her twin gay sons battle shapeshifting aliens. Telius wants to marry the man he loves. Argen struggles with the residual effects of a deadly drug addiction. Both twins help their mother face Valchondria’s greatest threats.

Taldra accepted the title of Leader for Valchondria’s one-world government. Maintainer Admiral Nil blames her for a series of tragedies and might be as dangerous as the changelings that want to feed on humanity.

Rover

When you need dog walking services, we doubt you’ll find a better experience than through Rover. Thanks to our wide selection of dog walkers in New York City, NY, you’ll find that you’re able to work with a dog walker who fits in with you, your dog, and your needs. With our start-to-finish approach, your walker can supply you with real-time dog walking updates with start and stop times, a GPS map of their walk, info about any bathroom, food, and water breaks, and pictures of what your dog’s been up to. And on top of that, each Rover dog walking booking includes premium pet insurance, 24/7 support, and a reservation guarantee.

Line Webtoon

LINE WEBTOON is a digital comics publisher and self-publishing platform.

They are the global leader in digital comics with dedicated offices in 7 regions. To date, LINE WEBTOON has over 10 million daily unique readers around the globe, and over 35 million monthly readers.

Since July 2016, LINE WEBTOON has given over $400,000 to creators on their self-publishing platform through their partnership with Patreon. LINE WEBTOON is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment for creators and readers of all identities.

 

Hive Works

Hiveworks Comics is a creator-owned comics and graphic novel publisher focused on free to read webcomics.

An internet company as well as a publisher, Hiveworks works to develop tools and resources for the webcomic industry. Hive operates its own internal advertising network, optimized to share readership across many comics and use the existing lineup of comics’ millions of readers to support creators. Additionally, Hive helps fund and develop Erin Burt’s proprietary ComicControl CMS – a once-exclusive and soon to be open and free publishing system for webcomic creators.

 

Geeks OUT

Here to rally, empower, and promote the queer geek community. Ours is a diverse and growing culture made up of enthusiastic fans of all ages, colors, genders, sizes, and nationalities. Through regular events, our yearly LGBTQ comic con: Flame Con, and a dynamic social media and online presence, Geeks OUT seeks to facilitate interaction locally, globally, and virtually, both to celebrate our shared geekiness and to focus and promote our own unique LGBTQ voice within that community.