We have a lot of different groups within the LGBTQ community. But one subculture is growing stronger by the minute... the LGBTQ geeks. We are becoming a powerful force in this culture and our turnout at Comic Con and sci-fi conventions are getting a lot of attention.
In fact, it has inspired its own version of Comic-Con called, Bent-Con.
Now what is Bent-Con? It is the fastest growing convention supporting LGBTQ geek culture. It is also a celebration of the LGBTQ contributions to the science fiction, fantasy and horror genres seen in comics, movies, games, literature and technology.
Sean Z is the co-creator of Bent-Con. He wanted to create an active and supportive space for LGBTQ creative community. Along with a few other artists, writers and creators, Bent-Con was put together and introduced in 2010 in Silver Lake. The event only had about 500 participants, but it was enough to excite the fans for more.
So in 2011, Bent-Con returned bigger and better. Over 2000 people attended Bent-Con, creating an overall enthusiasm and appeal from the community. And now, as this event heads into its third year, the bar has been raised. Bent-Con will bring an array of talent and geekdom to the stage.