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Flame Con 2022: The Photo Recap!

elf girls photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

As a grown woman who sometimes still feels the sting of decades-past adolescent bullying and ostracism, I will never discount the importance of feeling included. Living in NYC, however,  I feel comfortable embracing my inner nerd goddess without fear of judgement — and if you don’t like me, seriously, you can fuck right off.  I get to attend and cover a lot of fun events for this website, but my very favorite pop culture convention is Flame Con: the largest LGBTQ comic convention in the world. At Flame Con, trust me, nothing is shocking and even a straight geek like me feels that she has found her tribe.
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WorleyGig Acknowledges The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

I think Morrissey said it best when he sang “Has the world changed, or have I changed?” The Queen is Dead (1986): What a great song, what a great album. RIP Queen Elizabeth, you had a good, long life.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Untitled (Snag) By Cy Gavin

untitled snag by cy gavin photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Cy Gavin’s recent paintings, such as Untitled (Snag) from 2022,  conjure landscapes and the natural world. His imagery frequently starts from his observations of his immediate surroundings, but his selections also carry metaphorical weight. Recent paintings have depicted cosmic phenomena, a failing human-made dam patched by beavers, native and invasive flora, and a forest’s regrowth in the wake of earth disturbances such as construction activities.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Jelly Belly Candies

pink jelly belly display photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

These Pink Jelly Belly candies were photographed while locked inside a glass case surrounding the information desk — creating a color spectrum display — which was part of the company’s booth at the Summer Fancy Food Show, which I attended on June 12th! Whether these Jelly Bellys are Pink Grapefruit of Cotton Candy, or some other flavor entirely, I cannot say. They sure do look pretty, though.

Five Points Festival Returns to Brooklyn June 25th!

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Five Points Festival Poster with artwork by Creon (@chknhead)

Holy Collectible Designer Toys, Five Points Festival is finally back after a two year, pandemic-induced hiatus, and we are soooo excited for a huge comeback celebration! Woo! Sponsored by Clutter Magazine, Five Points is the premier event for finding the coolest designer art toys and other collectibles, plus action figures, comics, street art, jewelry and assorted unique ephemera. Get  your tickets now for the weekend of June 25th and 26thContinue reading Five Points Festival Returns to Brooklyn June 25th!