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World’s Largest LGBTQ Comic Con Announces Flame Con Five & Return to Times Square

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The Press Release:
Flame Con, created by the LGBTQ non-profit Geeks OUT, is announcing its fifth annual comic con on Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18. After another record year of over 7,000 attendees in 2018, Flame Con will be returning to the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel. Featuring hundreds of creators exhibiting queer-positive comics, arts, crafts, clothes and entertainment, Flame Con is open to all ages and will be free for all youths 21 years of age and under on Sunday, August 18.

“We are excited to be returning to Times Square for our fifth anniversary year. The amount of support we received after our move to Manhattan was overwhelming and we can’t wait to debut even more surprises with our anniversary,” said Steve Gianaca, Vice President of Geeks OUT and Flame Con Chair. “Flame Con means so much to us and to our community, we are constantly growing and excited to be bringing this back for another year.”

Every year, Flame Con has debuted a new Flamie created by Terry Blas (Dead Weight). This year, Flame Con and Geeks OUT are excited for its Flamie family expansion, debuting Butch Flamie and a Neuro-Diverse Flamie with their service dog, Sparkie.
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BookExpo & New York Rights Fair Join Together In 2019

The Press Release:
BookExpo and New York Rights Fair today announced that they will join together under one roof in 2019. The two book trade events will run concurrently and be colocated at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan (Javits Center). BookCon will continue to take place immediately after BookExpo at the Javits Center. The dates for BookExpo and New York Rights Fair are currently set for May 29 – 31, 2019, with BookCon taking place on June 1 – 2, 2019.

New York Rights Fair (NYRF) NYRF will continue to be organized as a separate rights fair, building on the success of its inaugural year, and also serve as the International Rights Center at Bookexpo, hosted in the River Pavilion within the Javits Center. Together, BookExpo, BookCon and NYRF will serve every aspect of the book business from “rights to reader” and everything in between.
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