Prism Comics, the nonprofit championing LGBTQ+ visibility, diversity, and inclusion in comics, graphic novels, and popular media, presents Q Con, Southern California’s newest LGBTQ+ comic con on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10 am to 5 pm Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park, 1166 North Vista Street, West Hollywood, CA.
Last year, Prism Comics held the first annual Q Con to great success with over 900 people attending. This year’s Q Con will once again celebrate the amazing diversity of LGBTQ+ comics, games, and popular media today and will be expanded with panel presentations on various comics topics. Attendees will be able to meet creators from indie comics to major publishers, get autographs and sketches, and mix with other comics fans. Attendees are encouraged to cosplay their favorite characters with a fun and festive Costume Contest being held at 3:30 pm.
Q Con is free to the public and family-friendly, providing pre-teens through adults with the opportunity to find a wide variety of comics and graphic novels affirming LGBTQ+ representation at one exciting, colorful event.
Q Con is supported by a grant from the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division as part of the City's WeHo Pride Arts Festival (May 22 - June 30). More info at wehopride.com/artsfestival @wehoarts and @wehopride. Prism Comics thanks our Community Sponsor: Los Angeles Film School - lafilm.edu
SCHEDULED TO APPEAR: Aleasha Acevedo (Husk); Tara Madison Avery (We’re Still Here, Stacked Deck Press); David Booher (Rain; Killer Queens); CAPS - Cartoon Art Professional Society; ClexaCon; Dave Davenport (Feral and the Ghost Fighter); Michael Derry (Troy; Derry Products); A.C. Esguerra (Eighty Days); Richard Fairgray (Four-Color Heroes); Fanbase Press; Jack Foster (Gun); Sina Grace (Rockstar and Softboy; Iceman); Hi-De-Ho Comics; Tini Howard (Excalibur; Catwoman); Jeff Krell (Jayson; Arena Stage); Steve MacIsaac (Shirtlifter; Unpacking); Knave Murdock (TransCat); Cort Lane (The Monster And Me book series); Los Angeles Film School; Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf); Mei (Qi-Shift); Mark A.J. Nazal (Diwata Komiks); Gladys Ochoa (Ribbons of Thought); M.K. Palmer (Meraki); Kristen Parraz (Comadres y Comics Podcast); Mike Pingel (Channel Surfing: Betty White); Prism Comics; Qweerty Gamers; Brad Rader (Bob’s Burgers, Batman: The Animated Series); Rainbow Arc of Fire; David Reddish (The Passion of Sergius & Bacchus); Sonya Saturday (The Greatest Thing You’ve Ever Seen in Your Life); Christie Shinn (HoraTora Studios); Josh Trujillo (Hulkling & Wiccan; Blue Beetle); Maximus Spragovsky (W.O.O.F. Galaxy); Stacked Deck Press; William O. Tyler (Theater of Terror); Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes: Hollow); Fernando Velez (Kraven Comics; Class6); Yaoi Revolution; Cosplayers: Adorkable Jay; Chrissy Lynn Carpenter; Dragpool; Drkarthall and Rye_n_cosplay (DR.Costumes); Jacqueline Goehner (Underground Cosmetics); Julian Jetson; MegaChromatic; PumaDoesCosplay; Rachael Sanderson (Lucky Grim Creative); Jimmy Sherfy; Joe Pryde Zuniga and Bryan Gomez; and others to be announced!
WHAT: Q Con – A Comic Convention Celebrating LGBTQ+ Comics and Graphic Novels
WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm
WHERE: Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 1166 N Vista Street, West Hollywood, CA 90046
ADMISSION: Free – Register for tickets in advance on qconprism.org or get free tickets at the door
ABOUT PRISM COMICS: Prism Comics is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as a nonprofit championing LGBTQ+ visibility, diversity and inclusion in comic books, graphic novels and popular media. Founded in 2003, Prism Comics has become “LGBTQ+ Comics Central” at San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon Anaheim, Los Angeles Comic Con, other conventions and online providing a safe, welcoming community for LGBTQ+ and LGBTQ+ friendly comics creators, readers, librarians, educators and families. Prism has helped foster many comics creators who have become major voices in comics and graphic novels. For more information please visit prismcomics.org and @prismcomics