Steve Orlando Debuts Flame Con Exclusive and Special Guests Return to Flame Con

The Press Release:
Flame Con, created by the LGBTQ non-profit Geeks OUT, reveals a cover variant of CRUDE #1, the first issue of Steve Orlando’s (Supergirl) Creator Owned series of 2018.

“Flame Con is a vital event for the geek and queer communities, one of my favorite shows of the year and a powerful, joyous event,” said Orlando. “Doing a Flame Con Exclusive Variant of my only Creator Owned release of 2018, is an exciting chance to donate to Flame Con with each issue sold and support a much-needed celebration of queer geek culture.”

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In conjunction with Skybound Entertainment, a limited series of the variant cover will be available for $30, with partial proceeds being donated to Geeks OUT. Orlando will also be debuting his latest take on comics with an original scriptbook for a never before published story, The Liberator. 100 copies will be available for purchase this weekend.

This year Flame Con will host over 200 LGBTQ creators, artists, writers, cosplayers and more in a two-day celebration of queer geek fandom in Times Square. From returning guests Cecil Baldwin (Welcome to Night Vale) and Phil Jiminez (Astonishing X-Men, Wonder Woman) to Flame Con newbies Iasmin Omar Ata (Mis(h)adra), Mariko Tamaki (Skim, This One Summer) and Noelle Stevenson (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Lumberjanes), Flame Con’s list of special guests continues to grow and diversify.

“It’s always exciting when guests who have been with us since year one love and want to return to Flame Con,” said Steve Gianaca, Flame Con Chair and Vice President of Geeks OUT. “We’re extremely proud of the talented group of people we’ve brought on as special guests this year as Flame Con continues to grow and become as inclusive as ever.”

Tickets to Flame Con are still available through Eventbrite and featuring Daily, Weekend, Full Weekend passes and tickets to the official Flame Con launch party IGNITE. Tickets can be purchased at

For a full list of special guests, programming, experiences and more, please visit the link at the bottom.

About Flame Con: Flame Con is the first New York City-based and world’s largest queer comic con. Created by LGBTQ non-profit organization Geeks OUT, the fan expo is entering its fourth year. Each year, the convention hosts a wide range of special guests within the LGBTQ community giving fans opportunities to interact with them during panels and on the exhibitor floor, featuring some of the most popular cosplayers, queer artists, vendors and more. For more information, please visit the link at the close.

About Geeks OUT: Geeks OUT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rallying, empowering and promoting the queer geek community. Founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing a positive queer presence to local comic conventions, Geeks OUT now hosts events in five major cities, attends conventions across the nation and produces the world’s largest LGBTQ comic convention – Flame Con. Geeks OUT is also the publisher behind Power and the forthcoming Serving Pride: The Queer History Dinner Party Handbook. For more information please visit the link at the close.

Piercing Ken Thoughts: I don’t have much to add here and just wanted to make you aware of some of the convention developments. I will be exploring this event for both of my websites, so please be sure to hit our social channels so you walk along with us.

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