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Flame Con @ Sheraton Times Square

Flame Con is the world’s only LGBTQ comic convention and it returns to Times Square for its 5th Annual event. Sponsored by the folks at Geeks Out, its a great event to support your favorite artists, enjoy some panels and lots of cosplay at a fun-filled event.

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Flame Con @ Sheraton Times Square

Flame Con is the world’s only LGBTQ comic convention and it returns to Times Square for its 5th Annual event. Sponsored by the folks at Geeks Out, its a great event to support your favorite artists, enjoy some panels and lots of cosplay at a fun-filled event.

flame con, flame con flamies

Exploring New York Comic Con 2018: Day Four (Part 1)

Welcome back my friends to the posts that never seem to end when it comes to the exploring of the 2018 New York Comic Con.  You’ve actually arrived at the beginning of the Day Four posts and this is the final day of the convention and one listed as “Family Day”.  This means that any badge holder with a Sunday pass, can purchase an additional Child Pass if their kid is of a certain age.  Since many are in strollers it can get seriously congested up on the Expo Floor so my general practice is to finish up in Artist Alley.  If you haven’t seen any of the preceding chapters, please click HERE first to see all of the posts that have come before this latest one. With this installment I focused on a lot of the cosplayers and will only be chiming in on occasion. How many of the characters can you name? Let’s go and enjoy and start with my immediate favorite of the day.  Look at this fun scenario.

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Exploring New York Comic Con 2018: Day One (Part 1)

The 2019 New York Comic Con began yesterday at the Javits Center and now its time to start sharing the visuals that were snagged on the first day of the event. This would mark the ninth year that PiercingMetal was attending the convention and I would once again be representing this medium as a member of the Pop Culture Press. Those who have enjoyed these narratives over the years will already know how I break up the coverage into a number of chapters with no more than “50” images in every post. I do this to allow for easier digestion and tagging and for those who are dressed in amazing cosplay to be able to find themselves. Once the Day One photos are done its onto Day Two and so on until I pass out from exhaustion. My plan is to hit all four days barring some emergency need of my time so let’s get this party started shall we? I won’t be chiming in on every single photo but only when the need for some text is warranted and before we head into the fray, those attending might want to peruse this handy list of guidelines that I compiled over on “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” – Trust me it will help you out (click HERE). Onward we go.

new york comic con 2018, nycc 2018, photos from new york comic con 2018The first Cosplayers that I stopped and spoke to were representing “Stephen Universe”.  This is a popular cartoon that I have very little background in but heard is a must watch thing.

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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.

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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.

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