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New York: Host a Queer Cartoonist in May!
 

Dear Geeks OUT,

Our friends at CLAGS, the Center for LGBTQ Studies at CUNY (The City University of New York), are organizing Queers & Comics, an LGBTQ Cartoonsts and Comics Conference being held this May--and they want your help! While this event is not organized by Geeks OUT, and is separate from our own FLAME CON in June, we think it's going to be a terrific conference (just check out the current list of speakers below!), and wanted to share it with our readersMore details and contact information for Queers & Comics are included below.
 
Dear Friends,
As you may know, I'm organizing the first-of-its-kind Queer Cartoonist Conference, and over 100 LGBTQ cartoonists will be in NYC May 6-11. (More info below re Registration and Volunteers.)

Would you like to host a cartoonist?

If you’re a NYC Local who can host a cartoonist, email queers.comics@gmail.com with “Housing Offered” in the subject  line, how many nights you can host, (between May 6-11) and gender preference (if any). Please ask your friends if they’re interested in housing a cartoonist. (Free comics!)

 
Queers & Comics
LGBTQ Cartoonists and Comics Conference

Presented by CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies
The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Ave, NYC
May 7-8, 2015
Keynote Speakers:
Alison Bechdel (Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home)
Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby, Gay Comix) 
 
Queers & Comics brings together over 100 international LGBTQ cartoonists and scholars to discuss their craft, and to document the history and significance of queer comics. Join us for two days of panels, workshops, slideshow presentations, and an exhibition of Queer Cartoon Art.  

Presenters include: Gengoroh Tagame, Ariel Schrag, Samuel Delany, Justin Hall, Hillary Chute, Phil Jimenez, Nicole Georges, Ivan Velez, Jr., Karen Green, Roberta Gregory, Robert Kirby, Cristy C. Road, Diane DiMassa, Trina Robbins, Ed Luce, Annie Murphy, Jennifer Camper, Jon Macy, Soizick Jaffre, Dylan Edwards, Eric Orner, Ellen Forney, and many more.

Registration and info:  www.clags.org/queers-comics
Follow @QueersComics on Twitter and Queers & Comics on Facebook

Volunteers will attend free.
To Volunteer, please email queers.comics@gmail.com and put “Volunteer” in the subject.

 
thanks,

Jennifer Camper

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