Exploring Flame Con 2018 @ Sheraton Times Square

Fans of our convention explorations and who have been watching our regional events calendar know that this past weekend was when both the Liberty City Anime Con and the Flame Con were happening. After some productive time at LCAC, it was time for me to head over to Flame Con and see what was going on there. For those in the unaware, Flame Con is the world’s largest queer comic con and it was not only returning for its third year event but also had moved to Manhattan and would take place at The Sheraton. Last year it was down near my old college at the Brooklyn Marriott and I didn’t mind that since it was a quick trip home but I digress, that is a tale already spoken so let’s get down to the new.

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

Yes there was a bag and utility belt check because that is the world we live in today I’m afraid. To me this is not an issue and I would rather be safe wherever I go. Nice work folks. So as you might know, this will be mostly a photographic display but I will be loading in as many of the folks website links or Official Facebook/Instagram accounts for you to follow them. Enjoy.

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

Here’s the group of pronoun stickers so people could show how they wished to be identified. Last year they also had a photo sticker with Spider-Man that said “Ask” which I guess was aimed at folks like myself who are running around with the purposes of a LOT of photography. Since I come to these events as a media person, its in my introduction to ask. This stuff is going online after all.

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

flame con 2018, geeks out, flame con 2018 photos

That brings me to the end of this years exploration. I tried to be quick with this part of my day since I was already feeling the burn from the last few days of activity. I was really happy to see the folks that I had met at last year’s Flame Con and to meet some of the new folks who are either creating stories that appeal to all folks out there as well as the ones who were focused on the LGBTQ Community. I hope you all enjoyed this narrative and the visuals. Be sure to click through to some of the people we said hello to websites as I’ve linked them for that purpose and remember that PiercingMetal can be found on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as much as you see us here. See you next time.

Official Websites:
Geeks Out: https://www.geeksout.org/
Flame Con: https://www.flamecon.org/
Agent Wednesday: https://www.instagram.com/agentwednesday/
Amy Reeder: https://www.instagram.com/amyreedercomics/
Dan Parent: http://danparent.com/
Isaac Goodhart: https://www.instagram.com/isaacgoodhart/
Jen Bartel: https://www.jenbartel.com/
Sina Grace: http://sinagrace.com/
Steve Orlando: https://twitter.com/thesteveorlando

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