ClexaCon Promises Empowering Weekend for the LGBTQ+ Community
From March 3-5 2017, LGBTQ+ fans, creators, and allies will gather in Las Vegas for ClexaCon, a convention aimed at connecting and empowering all those involved.
ClexaCon was founded by a group of LGBTQ+ women who have backgrounds in everything from event planning to merchandising to team leadership. In the process of being added to their diverse roster of speakers, I communicated at length with several of the organizers and was very impressed with their passion, their professionalism, and their obvious desire to build a great event for their attendees.
Geekiary writer and photographer Froggy was already planning on attending, and I’m excited to announce that I will be there as well! ClexaCon announced quite a few new speakers and panelists this weekend, as well as releasing a current list of panels and workshops that they have planned. I’ll be covering subjects such as Queer Representation in Steven Universe, Crowdfunding in the Geek Community, Writing with Style & Diversity, and more. Workshops include fan blogging and fanfiction writing, while other panels will focus on Gender Diversity in Fandom, Allies in the Media, and Visibility and Asexuality…just to name a few!
ClexaCon also has several guests on their list, including Katherine Barrell (Officer Nicole Haught on Wynonna Earp), several of the actors from Saving Face, and Hanan Kattan, the producer of I Can’t Think Straight. There are very possibly more guest announcements coming soon, so definitely keep an eye on the convention’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter).
Tickets are on sale now, with a full weekend pass priced at $135 and single day tickets starting at $50 per day. With the new information about their extensive list of speakers and programming, it’s easy to see how much there is to look forward to at ClexaCon 2017. I hope to see you there!
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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