Prism Comics at Flame Con 2021
We’re pleased to announce that Prism Comics will be hosting a virtual table and panel presentation at Flame Con, sponsored by Geeks OUT, on Saturday, August 21st and Sunday, August 22nd from 12 noon to 5 pm Eastern / 9 am to 2 pm Pacific Time.
Flame Con has always aimed to be an inclusive space for all, and this year is no exception. Acknowledging the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 impact on communities – especially the most marginalized amongst us – this summer’s event will take place online, with in-person programming returning in 2022.
In the spirit of accessibility, Geeks OUT is also providing captioning services and screen reader options for low-vision and hard of hearing fans (for more information on compatible technology, go here).
Flame Con 2021 is free for everyone to attend. Special ticket levels are also available for donations of $10, $20, $45, $60, and $100. Come visit Prism Comics and all the other comics creators, artists, and gaymers in this celebration of queer comics and art at Flame Con 2021!
Prism Comics Flame Con 2021 Table
Prism Comics will have a virtual table at Flame Con 2021 featuring Tara Madison Avery, Prism Comics Board Member; and Owner and Publisher, Stacked Deck Press. A maximum of three guests can attend a virtual table at a time, so bring a few friends and stop by and chat with us! Just like at an in-person con!
Also available at the virtual booth, you can buy autographed books in our new Prism Pop Up Shop (as of July 23rd, 2021), including books signed by Howard Cruse, Alison Bechdel, Molly Knox Ostertag, Phil Jimenez, Alex Sanchez, Julie Maroh, Joamette Gil, and Paige Braddock!
Prism Comics Presents: The History of Black Queer Characters in Horror
Prism Comics is also presenting a live panel “Prism Comics Presents: The History of Black Queer Characters in Horror” on Saturday, August 21st, 12:30 to pm 1:30 pm Pacific Time / 3:30 to 4:30 pm Eastern Time.
Black queer characters have played prominent roles in the Horror genre. We want to explore the complex, influential, and at times, frustrating history of Black queer characters, by highlighting their appearances in films, novels, and comics. We will examine the hidden messages and problematic themes besetting these characters, but celebrate their impact to the fans of the Horror genre.
Join Prism Comics, moderator Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, MEGASheen Podcast, Prism Comics), and panelists Brother Ghoulish/Ryan W. Kinney (Brother Ghoulish’s Tomb Podcast), Bobby Torrez (“Bobby Likes It Spooky”), and Mark O. Estes (Midnight Social Distortion, Old-School Blerd), as they explore the horror genre from a Black queer perspective.
Prism Comics would like to send many thanks to our panelists and the folks at Geeks OUT and Flame Con 2021!