ClexaCon Celebrates LGBT Characters from Comics to Film in London

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Comiccon, dragcon, ramencon: it seems like today there is a convention for almost everything. Still, we couldn’t help but take note of something which bills itself as multi-fandom event for LGBTQ women and allies celebrating LGBTQ women and characters on TV, film, web series, comics, books and more. Slated for November 3-4 in London, ClexaCon’s stated mission is to build community by bringing together a diverse group of LGBTQ fans and content creators from around the world. Its networking events connect filmmakers, actors and industry professionals, while panels, workshops and autograph sessions connect creators with fans. ClexaCon aims to empower media creators to produce and distribute more positive LGBTQ content and provide educational resources for the community to aid in the push for better representation.

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Their goal is to lay the foundation for improved visibility within the media while also encouraging more LGBTQ women to participate in creating the kind of stories they seek. There’s plenty of fun to be had as well, including parties, pool hangouts, cosplay, a fun run and speed friending. Response to this year’s first ClexaCon event (at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas) was so overwhelming — drawing over 4,000 attendees and celebrity guests such as Sense8’s Jaime Clayton (pictured) — that organizers scheduled for next week as a follow-up to maintain momentum.

Here are some recent highlights:

Last modified: December 20, 2018