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The 1990s saw a cultural revolution sweep the comics industry. From the revelation of Northstar’s sexuality in 1992 (the first openly gay superhero) to the emergence of LGBTI characters in teams like the Authority and... ... read more

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Bent-Con - Conference / Convention | Expo | Festival in Los Angeles.

The 1990s saw a cultural revolution sweep the comics industry. From the revelation of Northstar’s sexuality in 1992 (the first openly gay superhero) to the emergence of LGBTI characters in teams like the Authority and Young Avengers, comic culture has become a more welcoming place for LGBTI fans and artists. In celebration of the growing contributions of the LGBTI community to comics, thousands of fans from all over the world come to the annual Bent-Con in Los Angeles at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center.

For a weekend in November since 2010, Bent-Con has featured talks and expos on LGBTI comics, fantasy, horror, science fiction, and videogames. The convention attracts some of the biggest LGBTI artists and advocates including writers, producers, publishers, illustrators, directors, and actors.

Publishers and blogs featured at past Bent-Con events include Bent Comix, Northwest Press, Fanboys of the Universe, and Prism Comics. Artists and writers featured have included Michael Derry of Troy Comics, Jon Macy of Teleny & Camille, and Angus Oblong of The Oblongs. Bent-Con has also brought out some of the biggest names from the screen including Jane Espenson of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Claudia Christian who played Commander Susan Ivanova in Babylon 5.

Tickets to Bent-Con range from around $20 for daily admission to $50 for the 3-day weekend pass. After discovering some new favorites and adding to your collection, celebrate with fellow Obsidian, Hulkling, and Xavin fans at the nearby bars in Los Angeles.

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