Saturday, December 3rd10AM A People’s History of Wonder Woman.
She’s a hero. She’s an icon. She’s agoddess. Wonder Woman is one of the most popular icons in theLGBT community. In thisfascinating discussion, we follow the origins of RichardMoultonMarston’spopular hero,her variousincarnationsover the yearsand what shemeans to thegay community.
(Mordor.)10AM FILM:“MissGentilebelle”& “OpenHouse”
Two tales of terror anddread, including one by classic writer Charles Beaumont. DirectorPK Eiselt in attendance.
Classically Gay: Humorin Comics
Gays are funny! Just ask ourpanelists, all of whom producehumor comics with a gay bent:Scheduled panelists include, EricSchlegel (Skipping Out), Brian Andersen (So Super Duper),Michael Derry (Troy Comics) and Jeff Krell (Jayson), who will alsomoderate.
(The Shire)11AM FILM: “We Are AllCylons”
What does it mean to be a cylon --and how can you prove that youaren’t? Shawn O’Donnell inattendance.
(Yuggoth)11AM A Drink With... MichaelManning
Born in Queens NYC and raised onMassachusetts, celebrated artistMichael Manning has beenincorporating gay and queer themesinto his work, with incredibleresults. His graphic novels includeSpider Garden, Hydrophidian, In AMetal Web, and In A Metal Web II,the last two being acontinuing series about sexualintrigues and gender-bending in afuturistic society. Join Jon Macy ashe interviews Michael for thisinformative and intimate profile of the incredible artist.
(Mordor)11AM From Beyond: New GLBTFiction Writers and their Novels
Read a good book lately? Read agood, queer science fiction, fantasy or horror book lately? There’s beena blossoming of genre fictiontargeted to LGBT audiences andexploring gay characters in fantasticsituations -- and Bent-Con is proudto introduce you to a new wave of great authors and their creations,now easily available between printand electronic mediums. Come anddiscover a great story to transportyou to incredible vista, right fromthe author themselves.
(The Shire)12PM Publisher Spotlight:Northwest Press
Even though LGBT publisherNorthwest Press has only been inexistence for a year-and-a-half, it'salready made a big impression onthe comics world, with numerousawards and accolades for it’s booksand writers. But what has it beenlike starting aniche publishing business in themiddle of arecession? How isNWP addressing digital distributionand the "death of print"? Whatprojects will becoming out in2012?
Joinpublisher Charles"Zan"Christensen andcreators Jon Macy, Justin Hall, DavidKelly (Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven'sComics) and Rick Worley (A Wasteof Time) for a celebration of thepast year and a lively discussionabout the future of NorthwestPress.
(The Shire).12PM FILM: “The Fairy Tales”
Three fairy tale princesses (Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, andCinderella) find themselves living together under one roof in theHollywood Hills. Tempers flare andbitchiness ensues as the girls cope with their new roommates, all whiletrying to find their happily everafter. Director John Cleland inattendance. (
Yuggoth)12PM A Drink With... JoePhillips
The creative and multi-talentedforce that is Joe Phillips is anotherheadlining talent planning to getbent for BENT-CON 2011! Joe isno stranger to both mainstream and
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