Comic book/geek conventions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are single day gatherings and others are multi-day events. They all have several things in common, cosplay, superheroes/villains, vendors with toys, books, original art, and a sense of community. That sense of community is the strongest at Bent-Con. Why? Because Bent-Con is a comic/geek convention that specifically caters to the LGBT community.
This was year 5 for the convention that took place at the Burbank Airport Marriot Hotel on November 7-9.
Like any other comic convention, there are plenty of panels about geekdom and other assorted subjects. The dealer’s room which was expanded this year was filled with vendors offering original art, erotic and sexy superhero prints, writers selling their novels, original gay themed comic books and some cosplay accessories. Other events include the costume contest, karaoke, film screenings and gaming.
Once the main dealer’s room is closed and the panels are over for the day, there are after parties and activities to attend into the wee hours. Lots of socializing, drinking and fun can be had at the convention.
This is an event for the LGBT community, but as always, those who are supporters, friends and/or relatives of the gay community are welcome to come and have fun.
This was my second year attending the show and the main reason that I attended was to sell my three “Las Vegas Bandits” novels. (available on amazon.com) That just becomes one of the many aspects of the con for me. When the layers are stripped away, the main reason for going to this convention are the people. I got the opportunity to see and visit with friends I made last year and made new friends this year. I already know that Bent Con will be my other “Family reunion” convention.