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 an author, fandom and geek culture expert, and public speaker. 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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