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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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Flame Con Postponed to 2021

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Of all of the dozens of cool conventions and trade shows that have been canceled or postponed so far in 2020, this one really stings: Flame Con will not take place this year. We had an amazing and truly memorable time at 2019’s Flame Con, so we were really looking forward to this. Sigh. Here is an official statement from Flame Con Sponsors Geeks OUT: Continue reading Flame Con Postponed to 2021

My Rad Adventure At Flame Con 2019: A Photo Recap!

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Let The Homoeroticism Begin! Art By J Caress Studio (All Photos By Gail)

Life in Manhattan is like living at Disneyland, with endless opportunities to immerse yourself in an experience that’s unique to this City. I’m always down for a new adventure, so when my convention-buddy Ken suggested that I try for Press credentials to attend Flame Con — which I had never heard of, but which he described to me as being “the LGBTQ Comic Con” —  obviously, there was no way in Hell I was to going to miss it. Happily, Flame Con organizers approved my badge!

Ken and I made plans to meet up at the Times Square Sheraton on a beautiful Saturday morning, where the convention floor would open to the press one hour before they started letting other attendees in. I am way more of a music geek than a comics geek, so I had absolutely no idea what to expect, but after about 30 minutes of absorbing the vibe, I arrived at this conclusion: Flame Con fucking rules! Continue reading My Rad Adventure At Flame Con 2019: A Photo Recap!

Stranamore: A Show of Deranged Erotic Art at Brooklyn’s MF Gallery


Vintage Hustler Magazine Cover By Dwaine Tinsley (All Photos By Geoffrey Dicker, Click On Images to Enlarge for Detail)

Let’s be honest: no one likes to leave Manhattan. But it’s always worth a trip on the subway and a short walk through scenic Brooklyn to check out a new show at the MF Gallery. Owned and operated by super cool artist couple Martina and Frank Russo, MF specializes in art with an edge, and that is certainly apparent with their latest exhibit, entitled Stranamore – Italian for “Strange Love” – which opened last night. Continue reading Stranamore: A Show of Deranged Erotic Art at Brooklyn’s MF Gallery