A spotlight on queer creators and fans, Pride Alley will unite the LGBTQ activities around Awesome Con through a dedicated section of Artist Alley and three days of panels and special events. Awesome Con is proud of all of our fans, guests, exhibitors, and artists – and as we started to build this year’s event, we wanted to do more and create a bigger platform to better celebrate and educate DC’s LGBTQ community. This is important to us and who we want to be.
And we couldn’t be more proud to ignite this with our friends at Geeks OUT – a diverse and growing organization that rallies, empowers, and promotes the queer geek community. Geeks OUT is behind the awesome LGBTQ convention Flame Con, a two-day comic, art, and entertainment expo showcasing creators and celebrities from all corners of LGBTQ fandom. Flame Con’s been held in NYC since 2015 and invites geeks of all types to celebrate the diversity and creativity of queer geekdom and LGBTQ contributions to pop culture.
We’re honored Awesome Con’s Pride Alley events and artists are curated by the creators of Flame Con, and together with Geeks OUT, we look to promote LGBTQ fans within geek culture – strengthening geek culture overall, and having lots of fun while doing it!