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Friday, November 7
 

12:00pm PST

Open early for Staff gaming and Open Demos
Moderators
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guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

2:00pm PST

Learn to play Munchkin Demo
Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
avatar for Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. They now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Their best-known games include Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Zombie Dice, the fast-paced game of brain-eating;  GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; OGRE, the classic simulation of future war; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; and the original Illuminati game on which INWO was... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

3:00pm PST

Lounge Open During All Con Hours
Come and hang out in the Con Lounge. In the parlor rooms by the elevator. You never know who you might meet.

Friday November 7, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Bent-Con Lounge

3:00pm PST

Exhibitors Open Hours (3:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
Friday November 7, 2014 3:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Bent-Con Exhibitor Floor

4:00pm PST

Your Final Destination for Screenwriting: Q and A with Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey is a master of horror and suspense having mastered his screenwriting craft on television and the big screen. In this 1:1 interview, you'll hear his approach to writing as well as learn tips and tricks for working in the genre.


Moderators
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W. H. Bourne

W. H. Bourne: White Hawk is best known for her work on White Wolf's best selling RPG Vampire the Masquerade companion book Guide to the Sabbat. In addition to being a screenwriter and journalist with works published in Creative Screenwriting, Videomaker, Vizworld.com, and Louisiana... Read More →

Guests
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Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey Reddick: Jeffrey is best known for creating the Final Destination franchise. He has written for television and feature films including George Romero's Day of the Dead, Dante's Cove, and Return to the Cabin by the Lake.


Friday November 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

4:00pm PST

Using Puppets in New Media - How to Get Started on Your Own Project
Have you ever had an idea for a web series or short film based around the idea of using puppets? Come hear from some folks who have produced their own original content, and ask your own questions! Panelists include : Morgan Faust and Max Issacson of Brosis Productions (producers of several music videos for artists such as MC Frontalot, and creators of the series No Problem on Funny or Die), and Composers and Musicians Luke Tierney and Dan Grody (currently producing Big Noisy, a children's series).

All attendees will be given FREE access to a downloadable pattern to construct their own puppet, as well as FREE access to online instruction about it's construction. Puppet pattern is based on the Awesome Purple Puppet from Parry Gripp's Rupert Grint music video, and authorized by Parry, himself!

Space in the room is limited, so please come early for the best seats.


Friday November 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

4:00pm PST

Going from Reader to Writer
Best selling alt-sexual genre authors come together to discuss how they translated their passion for reading to a career in writing. Discover what an aspiring writer might need to know to capture their own enthusiasm and turn that zeal into a solid novel readers will love.

Moderators
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Venona Keyes

Venona Keyes has experienced love and loss at the deepest level, and is thankful for writing and daydreaming, for it kept, and still keeps her sane. Writing also introduced her to some of the most supportive and wonderful people, to which she will always be grateful.   Venona is... Read More →

Guests
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LE Franks

LE & Sara write M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast-paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated. Don’t expect the typical, rugged hero or sophisticated businessman with the... Read More →
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Belinda McBride

Belinda is an award-winning, top selling author of erotic romance, speculative fiction and LGBTQ romance. She lives in far Northern California with her family and a pack of Siberian Huskies.  A graduate of CSU Chico, she managed to attend the notorious party school without once... Read More →
avatar for Jet Mykles

Jet Mykles

As far back as junior high, Jet used to write sex stories for friends involving their favorite pop icons of the time. To this day, she hasn’t stopped writing sex, although her knowledge on the subject has vastly improved. An ardent fan of fantasy and science fiction sagas, Jet... Read More →
avatar for Cherie Noel

Cherie Noel

Cherie was born with the storytelling gene. No, really. By the ripe old age of seven she’d already penned her first country ballad as well as numerous poems such as “Ode to a Honeybun” and “Oh Twinkie, My Twinkie”… the second poem might have been an early clue about the... Read More →
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Piper Vaughn

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. Piper grew up in Chicago and loves to put characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

4:00pm PST

Gallery Opening/Artist Reception
4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition/Artist Reception (Juried, Legacy, IMAGINER) OPENS TO PUBLIC; Timed Tickets for Portfolio Reviews available starting at 4:00 PM

Guests
avatar for E. Salvador Hernandez

E. Salvador Hernandez

Art Director, Bent-Con
BENT-CON’s Art Director and Gallery Committee Coordinator, E. Salvador Hernandez, was a one-time super volunteer under the tutelage of BENT-CON co-founder Dave Davenport in 2011. By 2012, Salvador was personally asked to join the Planning Committee as Davenport’s Gallery Assistant... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

4:00pm PST

Dicey SJ Games
Zombie Dice, Dino Hunt Dice, Cthulu Dice, & Chubacabra

Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
avatar for Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. They now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Their best-known games include Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Zombie Dice, the fast-paced game of brain-eating;  GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; OGRE, the classic simulation of future war; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; and the original Illuminati game on which INWO was... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

4:00pm PST

Bent-Con Silent Auction
Friday November 7, 2014 4:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Xanadu 2 - Silent Auction Parlor Room 125

5:00pm PST

Nerd Civil War Against Bullying
Join us for the Nerd Civil War of your Con-life! Stand up against bullying in the convention scene, as we tear the walls of stereotypes and labels, and stop sexual discrimination against your fellow Geeks. We are a community, and there is nothing we can't do together.


Friday November 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

5:00pm PST

WESLEY EURE - From LAND OF THE LOST to DRAGON TALES
Join Wesley Eure, star of LAND OF THE LOST (Will Marshall) and co-creator of PBS’ DRAGON TALES, for a fascinating discussion and Q&A. Wesley was also the star of DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Michael Horton), the author of five books,  and the host of Nickelodeon's #1 game show,FINDERS KEEPERSWesley’s movie Geography Club about a high school gay/straight alliance won top honors at Outfest! Wesley will talk about his days as a teen idol on the cover of 16 MAGAZINE and TIGER BEAT! Plus the challenges of being a being a closeted actor on network television! 

Wesley will also be joined by a Surprised Guest

Moderators
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Wesley Eure

Wesley Eure has an extensive background as an author, television writer, producer, performer, charity fundraiser, lecturer, plus a stage and television director.Wesley is a veteran television star of two major network series, DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Michael Horton) and LAND OF THE LOST... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

5:00pm PST

WOWTV.org Presents ...
WatchOutWeb.org is a queer twist to online entertainment. Viewers are given an opportunity to connect with positive images of alternative lifestyles through varying educational programming webcast formats such as comedy, drama, news, sports, lifestyle, and theatre/arts.

It is a positive on-line webcast for the GLBT community of healthy lifestyle programming for both the young and the old. Our goal is to become the best choice for the gay community for education/entertainment on the web. We proudly give back to the neighborhood through monetary, advertising, and programmed events.

This panel will discuss the emerging online entertainment industry using WOWTV.org as an example of how more and more 'grass-roots' programming is becoming the norm and staging to take over traditional television choices.

Moderators
avatar for Eston Robert Dunn

Eston Robert Dunn

Founder/Board President, WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc.
Born in the Midwest, raised in the Northeast, E. Robert Dunn began writing at the age of 14 and continued through his higher education in the Southeast where he currently resides. In addition to penning the science fiction series “Echelon’s End”, E. Robert has also written two... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

5:00pm PST

Writing Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Supernatural
Whether involving aliens, elves or monsters, fantastical writing requires a delicate balance of world-building and vivid characters. Come listen to a panel of popular alt-sexual genre discuss the key ingredients in writing a Sci-Fi, Fantasy or Supernatural novel.

Moderators
avatar for Belinda McBride

Belinda McBride

Belinda is an award-winning, top selling author of erotic romance, speculative fiction and LGBTQ romance. She lives in far Northern California with her family and a pack of Siberian Huskies.  A graduate of CSU Chico, she managed to attend the notorious party school without once... Read More →

Guests
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Poppy Dennison

A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious... Read More →
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Lou Harper

Owner/Designer, Cover Affairs
Lou Harper is a cover designer with with twenty years of design experience.
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Jordan L. Hawk

Writing
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying... Read More →
avatar for Jet Mykles

Jet Mykles

As far back as junior high, Jet used to write sex stories for friends involving their favorite pop icons of the time. To this day, she hasn’t stopped writing sex, although her knowledge on the subject has vastly improved. An ardent fan of fantasy and science fiction sagas, Jet... Read More →
avatar for Cherie Noel

Cherie Noel

Cherie was born with the storytelling gene. No, really. By the ripe old age of seven she’d already penned her first country ballad as well as numerous poems such as “Ode to a Honeybun” and “Oh Twinkie, My Twinkie”… the second poem might have been an early clue about the... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Inkslingers

Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

5:00pm PST

Women's Happy Hour! Mix & Mingle
This one is all for our lovely geek girls. Stop by and mingle with others just like you. Who knows,
you might just make a new friend that is into the same things as you.

Moderators
avatar for Angela Brooks

Angela Brooks

Women's Outreach, Bent-con
Angela is a an old school geek girl. She is a huge fan of the original BattleStar Galactica, Buck Rogers and Wonder Woman.  She is a fan of the X-Files, Harry Potter and Wes Anderson. She discovered Bent Con two years ago after moving to LA and now she is hooked! She is currently... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Bent-Con Lounge

5:30pm PST

David Holly Reads
Author David Holly discusses and reads from his works.  You can then catch him on the panel "The Individual Versus Society in GLBTQ Fiction" 

Guests
avatar for David Holly

David Holly

Author & Writer


Friday November 7, 2014 5:30pm - 5:45pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

6:00pm PST

Acting Dead
What if your only way to be cast in any of the ever growing zombie films and tv shows was to...actually become one? Shawn of the Dead meets Arrested Development in this new zombie comedy about going six feet under to get to the top.

Writer / Director: Brian Beacock

Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

6:00pm PST

Warky The Chocobo Keyboard Concert!
Follow the chocobo with his mighty tunes of Video Game Awesomeness! For extra fun, Bring some Gysahl Greens to the panel! ^_^


Guests
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Steve Warky

As a Voice Actor, Steve broke into voice acting first for an Anime Abridged Series of CardCaptor Sakura, and then for video games in Nexon’s “Dungeon Fighter Online”. After this, he has starred in many indie video games such as “Return of the Guitar Lord” and “Abandoned... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

6:00pm PST

Awards Ceremony
4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition (Juried, Legacy, IMAGINER) awards ceremony with Jasun Mark, Mr. Eagle L.A. Leather 2009; Awards presented to Juried Exhibition category winners and Legacy Gallery honoree

Moderators
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Jasun Mark

Jasun Mark is a photographer and film maker, best known for his work in the adult industry. As head of production for gay adult studio Titanmen, he directed last year's "comic book porn movie" Dick Danger which won the Fan Favorite award at the 2014 Grabbys. Also a co-executive producer... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

6:00pm PST

BARECHEST MEN QUIZZ
COME AND PLAY TRYING TO GUESS TO WHICH CHARACTER THOSE BEAUTIFUL CHESTS ARE OR WHO PENCILLED IT!
TEST YOUR COMICS KNOWLEDGE AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME WITH THE CHEST OF CHESTS QUIZZ!

Moderators
avatar for Xavier Lancel

Xavier Lancel

editor in chief, SCARCE
Editor of SCARCE, one of the longest running magazine on US comics. Creator of Ernie Colon Unlimited, a blog devoted to... guess who? :) French kinky gatekeeper of Chest of Chests, a blog devoted to barechest men in comics

Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

6:00pm PST

Read Only Memories: A Queer Cyberpunk Adventure
John James (Director), Matt Conn (Producer), and Philip Jones (Social Media & Co-Writer) discuss the creation of 2064 Neo-San Francisco and creating one of the first large scale LGBTQ-focused games "Read Only Memories".

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder of Gaymer X and producer of Read Only Memories, Matt believes in making gaming accessible to everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual identity. He continues to strive to achieve equal representation in gaming for the LBGT community. He also likes olives... Read More →
avatar for Philip Jones

Philip Jones

VP of Creative, MidBoss
Con co-chair and Expo Hall & Indie Space Director


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

6:00pm PST

The End Is Here: Meet and Greet with author E. Robert Dunn
A discussion about how science fiction and its inclusion as well as exclusion of GLBT characters both past and present, with a projection toward the future. Focussing on the book series "Echelon's End" by E. Robert Dunn this promisses to be a lively and fun discussion .

Guests
avatar for Eston Robert Dunn

Eston Robert Dunn

Founder/Board President, WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc.
Born in the Midwest, raised in the Northeast, E. Robert Dunn began writing at the age of 14 and continued through his higher education in the Southeast where he currently resides. In addition to penning the science fiction series “Echelon’s End”, E. Robert has also written two... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

6:00pm PST

SEND ME - an original web series
Award-winning gay writer and actor looks at slavery and time travel through a diverse lens in new dramatic web series SEND ME

Would you go back in time to slavery? That's the question at the center of the provocative new web series SEND ME, about a woman named Gwen (Tracie Thoms) who has the power to send fellow African Americans back to the plantation days as a way to build character and explore their family roots. Gabrielle Carteris (Beverly Hills, 90210) plays Gwen's friend and confidant who keeps the time-travel a secret. Based on a short story by Steve Harper, an award-winning TV writer, playwright and actor, the six-episode web series will go into production in early 2015.

Moderators
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Dennis Herzig

Dennis Herzig spent over 25 years in television news, satellite news gathering and cable television production. He served as news director of KCAL-TV (Los Angeles) Channel 9 for more than four years where he was responsible for several daily newscasts, directing a staff of more than... Read More →

Guests
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Carlease Burke

CARLEASE BURKE ('Grace') is a high octane performer who never seems to run out of gas. Under the hood of her production company, Bits N Pieces Productions lies Laugh-A-Latte, a monthly stand-up comedy show that Ms. Burke hosts and produces in Long Beach, CA. Her reality solo show... Read More →
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Gabrielle Carteris

GABRIELLE CARTERIS is well known for playing Andrea Zuckerman for five seasons on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” Among her film credits are “Print,” “Jacknife” and Brian De Palma’s “Raising Cain.” Her TV credits include roles on hit shows, including “Longmire,” “The... Read More →
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Steve Harper

STEVE HARPER (writer/creator, Exec. Producer and ‘Peter’) is an award-winning writer of TV scripts and plays, an actor and a certified creativity coach helping actors write their stories. His short films include the comic spy drama Intelligence (directed by Phil Kaufmann... Read More →
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Phil Kaufmann

PHIL KAUFMANN (Director) previously collaborated with Steve Harper on the pilot presentation, Intelligence, about a super-spy with an invisible friend. He is delighted to work with Steve again and return to a world of magic realism with the truly unique and original Send Me. His... Read More →
avatar for Vince Lucido

Vince Lucido

VINCENT LUCIDO (Illustrator / comic book adaptation) has been a production illustrator and storyboard artist for the past 15 years. His recent film credits include Fifty Shades of Grey, Snow White and the Huntsman and Scouts vs. Zombies. He has also worked in television for commercial... Read More →
avatar for Jasika Nicole

Jasika Nicole

Jasika Nicole is best known for her role of Agent Astrid Farnsworth on the hit JJ Abrams sci-fi series FRINGE on Fox. She has a recurring role on ABC’s SCANDAL as Kim, Huck’s wife. Jasika made her feature film debut in the ballroom-dancing movie TAKE THE LEAD with Antonio Banderas... Read More →
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Adrienne White

ADRIENNE ROSE WHITE (Funding Team) is a Los Angeles based actress, filmmaker, and graduate of Harvard College. She first fell in love with film and animation as an undergraduate, and earned the Edward H. Potter award for great enthusiasm and curiosity for truly eclectic learning relating... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

6:00pm PST

The Individual Versus Society in GLBTQ Fiction
Often the first step a dictatorial government takes is in the suppression or elimination of people who do not fit the dictator’s categorized society. Frequently, sexual minorities are the first to go. The panelists discuss totalitarian thinking and enforced sexual conformity in opposition to personal freedom and the dignity of the individual.

Moderators
avatar for David Holly

David Holly

Author & Writer

Guests
avatar for Eston Robert Dunn

Eston Robert Dunn

Founder/Board President, WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc.
Born in the Midwest, raised in the Northeast, E. Robert Dunn began writing at the age of 14 and continued through his higher education in the Southeast where he currently resides. In addition to penning the science fiction series “Echelon’s End”, E. Robert has also written two... Read More →
avatar for Ginn Hale

Ginn Hale

Ginn Hale resides in the Pacific Northwest with her lovely wife and two indolent cats. Her novel, Wicked Gentlemen, won the Spectrum Award for best novel. She is the author of the Rifter trilogy--The Shattered Gates, The Holy Road, His Sacred Bones-- and the Hellions series, which... Read More →
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Guillermo Luna

Author of The Odd Fellows, which was published December 2013
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Travis Richey

Actor, Inspector Spacetime
Travis Richey is an actor/writer living in Hollywood, CA. He has recently appeared on TV in FOX's Sons of Tucson, NBC's The Event, and Lifetime's Seriously Funny Kids. He is also recurring on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" as Harold Crane, and on NBC's "Community" as Inspector... Read More →
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Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series, which received two honorable mentions and a runner-up in the Rainbow Awards, and has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Book Award – Gay Mystery. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

6:00pm PST

Castellan Demo
Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
avatar for Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. They now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Their best-known games include Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Zombie Dice, the fast-paced game of brain-eating;  GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; OGRE, the classic simulation of future war; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; and the original Illuminati game on which INWO was... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

6:15pm PST

Bennington Gothique
About The Film
Romance and the Supernatural surround Bennington House, an all-girls school, located in New England. Angela has enrolled into the school to find her mother. She encounters mean girls, psychos and vampires.

Artists / Filmmakers
avatar for Gregory Connor

Gregory Connor

Producer/Writer/Director, CgMuse Productions
Native-Washingtonian, NYU BFA (Dramatic Writing), CalArts MFA (Directing for Theatre, Video & Cinema), currently residing in Los Angeles. You can talk to me about the challenges of creating web content for very little money.


Friday November 7, 2014 6:15pm - 6:45pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

6:30pm PST

Drawing with Luigi Fraga
Artist Luigi Fraga kicks off the live model sketching on the lobby stage by demonstrating and discussing drawing techniques.  Bring your sketchpads and cameras!  Luigi will also be hosting the panel "Draw N Stuff with Luigi" 

Guests
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Luigi Fraga

Luigi Fraga is an illustrator based in LA. He started his career unsure of his drawing abilities by walking 3.5 miles to Venice Beach to draw for tourists. Quickly gaining confidence and experience he now an illustrator and enjoys teaching others to paint and draw.


Friday November 7, 2014 6:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

7:00pm PST

Gallery Open Hours (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Gallery site for 4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition Opening/Artist Reception, Awards Ceremony, "Live Flesh" Panel

Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

7:00pm PST

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD)

Our Live Action Figure Draw Workshops return with Miguel Angel Reyes!  In addition to being an extraordinarily talented artist, Miguel Angel is Tom of Finland Foundation's Life Drawing Workshop Coordinator.  Join him, costumed models, and other artists of all levels in these sessions where you can hone your life drawing skills while models hold comic inspired poses like real-life action figures.  

Not an artist?  Come by with your camera and capture the moment.  In between poses, models will be available for Super Selfies!

So grab your sketchpad or camera and join us for your opportunity to draw some of your favorite cosplay models in all their glory on Bent-Con’s Main Stage. If you don’t have any art supplies on hand, you may borrow some courtesy of the Art Department but supplies are limited. 

This is an all-ages event, sure to be fun for everyone!

 


Moderators
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Miguel Angel Reyes

Miguel Angel Reyes was born September 29th, 1964 in Colima, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1975. He has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating from Oits Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in fine art. Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

7:00pm PST

Portfolio Reviews: Erotica Theme - Sign up in the Gallery
Artists share their art portfolio with Professionals On-Site in the EROTICA field for a constructive critique of their work; Timed Tickets for Portfolio Reviews available in Gallery during OPEN Gallery Hours (Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

Guests
avatar for Patrick Fillion

Patrick Fillion

Founder, Class Comics
Considered by many to be the Stan Lee of Gay Comics, Patrick Fillion is a pioneering artist of male erotic art and comics. Through his numerous works and accomplishments, he has helped broaden awareness of Gay Comics and artwork. He is a creator with a very clear idea of what he wants... Read More →
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Jacob Mott

Jacob Mott has been drawing comic book characters since he was first able to hold a crayon. Born in Kent, England in 1975 he grew up in the eighties obsessed with all the muscle-bound toys and comics of that decade, all of which influenced him in some way or another. Jacob’s men... Read More →

Artists / Filmmakers
avatar for Dave Davenport

Dave Davenport

Tattoo artist and trained illustrator, Dave is creator of "Feral and the Ghost Skater" and co-creator of "Hard to Swallow comics", and operates MARGINALIZED PUBLICATIONS as well as MARGINALIZED TATTOO in Los Angeles.


Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

7:00pm PST

Talk Nerdy to Me
TALK NERDY TO ME: You’re invited to attend a date with the most talkative nerds around! Live
Podcasting Nerd Reactor’s Awkward Conversations Podcast. We put the audience on the spot with an awkward Q and A...The most awkward answers get a prize! So come get awkward with Anastasia Washington aka Darth Boobs, Nathan "Angry Baby" Lichtman. It’s gonna get weird.

Moderators
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Anastasia Washington

Awkward Conversations Podcast
Actress, Host, and Writer at Nerdreactor.com

Guests

Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

7:00pm PST

Warky UnPlucked!
Come see Warky Unplucked in this meet and greet, question and answer panel.

Guests
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Steve Warky

As a Voice Actor, Steve broke into voice acting first for an Anime Abridged Series of CardCaptor Sakura, and then for video games in Nexon’s “Dungeon Fighter Online”. After this, he has starred in many indie video games such as “Return of the Guitar Lord” and “Abandoned... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

7:00pm PST

Bloodfare
Corporal Henry Trout fought valiantly in the forgotten skirmish of the Lethe Confluence during the Civil War. The year was 1861. In 2011, he will come face to face with his descendants as the battle for blood begins. Tyler and her brother Chad, Henry's fifth generation grandchildren, will challenge the very legend of Charon the Ferryman, as the lines between the living and the dead become blurred.

Director: J.A. Steel.  Starring Gil Gerard, Michelle Wolff, and Brandi Lynn Anderson. 

Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

7:00pm PST

Lounge Open During All Con Hours
Come and hang out in the Con Lounge. In the parlor rooms by the elevator. You never know who you might meet.

Friday November 7, 2014 7:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Bent-Con Lounge

8:00pm PST

Cosplay Photo Shoot
We are setting aside some time each day for costumed attendees to take to the stage and strut their stuff.  Join our sketch models on stage to be captured for posterity in group and individual poses.  

Friday November 7, 2014 8:00pm - 8:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

8:00pm PST

Room closed for set-up: Line forms outside
Friday November 7, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm PST
Xanadu 3 - Workshop Parlor Room 127

8:00pm PST

LGBT in the animation industry:
Jody Schaeffer has been in the animation industry for decades. Co-creator of Megas XLR, he got his start on Beavis and Butthead and has worked on hits like Metalocalypse, Daria, and the upcoming Moonbeam City on Comedy Central. He's here to talk about how the industry has changed in the years since his beginnings, and where he sees it going!

Moderators
JS

Jody Schaeffer

Animator, Animation Director for Titmouse Animation.

Friday November 7, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

8:00pm PST

Live Flesh: When Porn Meets Fandom
A panel discussion on the intersections between porn and comics with Jasun Mark (Director, Dick Danger), Patrick Fillion (Class Comics), Paul Charles (Gay Comic Geek) and Dave Davenport (Marginalized Publications).

Guests
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Dave Davenport

Tattoo artist and trained illustrator, Dave is creator of "Feral and the Ghost Skater" and co-creator of "Hard to Swallow comics", and operates MARGINALIZED PUBLICATIONS as well as MARGINALIZED TATTOO in Los Angeles.
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Patrick Fillion

Founder, Class Comics
Considered by many to be the Stan Lee of Gay Comics, Patrick Fillion is a pioneering artist of male erotic art and comics. Through his numerous works and accomplishments, he has helped broaden awareness of Gay Comics and artwork. He is a creator with a very clear idea of what he wants... Read More →
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Jasun Mark

Jasun Mark is a photographer and film maker, best known for his work in the adult industry. As head of production for gay adult studio Titanmen, he directed last year's "comic book porn movie" Dick Danger which won the Fan Favorite award at the 2014 Grabbys. Also a co-executive producer... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

8:00pm PST

My Little Brony - Don't Tread on Me Bro!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is a phenomenon that has taken the country by storm! Come talk with Warky about the Brony within!

Moderators
avatar for Steve Warky

Steve Warky

As a Voice Actor, Steve broke into voice acting first for an Anime Abridged Series of CardCaptor Sakura, and then for video games in Nexon’s “Dungeon Fighter Online”. After this, he has starred in many indie video games such as “Return of the Guitar Lord” and “Abandoned... Read More →

Guests
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Sean Paul Lockhart

Artist, Actor, Model, Writer, Producer, Director.
Sean Paul Lockhart has achieved fame, courted controversy, fought with producers who took advantage of him, built a business, navigated a murder investigation, been the star witness at that trial, and starred in two feature films. His fans are fiercely loyal. His detractors are equally... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

8:00pm PST

Jet Set Nerd
Come fly with us to Nerd Mecca. Take a trip with tips to finding your ultimate nerd destinations. Jet Set Belles is not your mama's travel show! And now they've gone to the nerdie! Best tips and adventures in the Nerdverse are discussed! Its time to Jet Set Nerd!

Moderators
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Anastasia Washington

Awkward Conversations Podcast
Actress, Host, and Writer at Nerdreactor.com

Guests

Friday November 7, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

8:00pm PST

Munchkin Bites Demo
Moderators
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guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
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Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. They now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Their best-known games include Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Zombie Dice, the fast-paced game of brain-eating;  GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; OGRE, the classic simulation of future war; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; and the original Illuminati game on which INWO was... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

8:30pm PST

Inkslingers Reads
Inkslingers is a collective of best selling authors writing queer fiction and gay romance in sub genres that span the spectrum to include Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary, Fantasy, SciFi, Paranormal, and YA fiction.  Inkslinger members will also be on various panels, so check them out!

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30pm - 8:45pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

9:00pm PST

Good Samaritan
When a man videotapes a fatal assault where bystanders watch and don't intervene, he finds himself haunted by the guilt of his own inaction, and by something far more insidious

Dir: Jeffrey Reddick

Guests
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Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey Reddick: Jeffrey is best known for creating the Final Destination franchise. He has written for television and feature films including George Romero's Day of the Dead, Dante's Cove, and Return to the Cabin by the Lake.


Friday November 7, 2014 9:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

9:00pm PST

Let's Make a Game in Twine
Interactive Fiction games have exploded in popularity in the queer and erotica community. Come join two professional game developers as they introduce what it takes to make a game in twine and create a game using audience ideas and suggestions.
It's part game jam and part mad libs, all fun.

Moderators
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Molly Jameson

Game Programmer, Anki
Molly Jameson has worked in the game industry as a programmer for over 8 years. She has made a wide variety of games ranging from casual web and mobile games for 40 year old women at Big Fish Games, to web MMOs for kids (Six Degrees Games) to core console games at Insomniac Games... Read More →

Guests

Friday November 7, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

9:00pm PST

What’s My Character’s Perversion?
Sometimes our deepest fantasies are fun to read or to write about, although they are things we would never actually do. Here the panelists and the audience discuss M/M, F/F, F/M, M/M/F, F/F/M or any other alphabetical combination that comes to mind. We delve into the various wonderful and disturbing sexual fantasies: emasculation stories, pegging and other uses for sex toys, female domination/supremacy, spanking, CFNM. (The word “perversion” is to be taken lightly here because this is a discussion with no judgment, condemnation, or evaluation of other people’s fantasies.)

Moderators
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David Holly

Author & Writer

Guests
XA

Xavier Axelson

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.Anais NinXavier Axelson is a writer and columnist living in Los Angeles.
DW

Daniel W. Kelly

Gay horror author whose novels include No Place for Little Ones and Rise of the Thing Down Below. Also the creator of sexy-scary-funny gay horror website Boys, Bears & Scares.


Friday November 7, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

9:00pm PST

NUDE LAFD! (Live Action Figure Draw)
NUDE Live Action Figure Draw! Life Drawing Workshop with Bent-Con Cosplayers and Miguel Angel Reyes, Tom of Finland Foundation Life Drawing Workshop Coordinator; Phones/Tablets collected, Traditional drawing/sketching/painting ONLY; Sorry, no photography.

Moderators
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Miguel Angel Reyes

Miguel Angel Reyes was born September 29th, 1964 in Colima, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1975. He has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating from Oits Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in fine art. Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Xanadu 3 - Workshop Parlor Room 127

9:30pm PST

10:00pm PST

Mistress Azrael’s Sinema Screams Presents: VAMPIRA THE MOVIE with PreShow and a Q&A session with Director Kevin Sean Michaels!

Mistress Azrael’s Sinema Screams Presents VAMPIRA THE MOVIE with PreShow and a Q&A session with Director Kevin Sean Michaels.  Learn all about one of the most influential – and controversial – horror cinema personalities, in an intimate documentary that not only features Vampira (born Maila Nurmi) telling her story in her own words, but also interviews with notable horrors and B-movie leaders including Cassandra “Elvira”Peterson, Jerry “The Misfits”Only, Froster J. Ackerman, Sid Heig, Lloyd Kaufman & more!



Friday November 7, 2014 10:00pm - 11:55pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

10:00pm PST

Cards Against Humanity 18+
"Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition is the ultimate party game for anywhere from 5 to 68 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you're innocent, while secretly dining on those same villagers each night. Dozens of special roles are available to help both the villagers and the werewolves achieve their goals while thwarting their opponents.

Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00am PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

10:00pm PST

Werewolf (Are you a Werewolf?): For Beginners
"Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition is the ultimate party game for anywhere from 5 to 68 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you're innocent, while secretly dining on those same villagers each night. Dozens of special roles are available to help both the villagers and the werewolves achieve their goals while thwarting their opponents.

Moderators
Friends & Supporters
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Looney Labs

Looney Labs at Bent-con, we will be demoing the new Regular Show Fluxx and a new offering for the holiday season.  For Friends of Dorothy, We also have Oz Fluxx and a variety of types to try in our game Library.  Join us for Choose One! (and Loonacy, too)  


Friday November 7, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00am PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

10:00pm PST

Ground Control Karaoke
Friday night Pajama Party. Over 1,000 Karaoke songs to choose from.

Moderators
Friday November 7, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00am PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

11:30pm PST

I Wouldn't Wish The 80's On Anyone
Set in the eighties, the film tells the macabre story of Victor, a troubled young man with a terrible secret he needs to get off his chest. His only confidant? A sex crazed Psychiatrist hellbent on seducing him. 'I Wouldn't Wish the Eighties on Anyone!' is a deliciously queer mix of comedy, drama and horror. So back comb your hair, break out the 8-track tapes and prepare yourselves... Victor has invited you to dinner.

Directed By: Craig Ford

Starring: Louis Brooke, Kate Spiro

Artists / Filmmakers
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Craig Ford

Director, I Wouldn't Wish the Eighties on Anyone!
About "I Wouldn't Wish..."The film tells the macabre story of Victor, a troubled young gay man with a terrible secret he needs to get off his chest. His only confidant? A sex crazed Psychiatrist who will stop at nothing to ‘bed’ him. Set in the Eighties, when the AIDS epidemic... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00am PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

11:55pm PST

Mistress Azrael’s Sinema Screams Presents
Moderators
Friday November 7, 2014 11:55pm - Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00am PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

11:59pm PST

Vampires! Horror!
In the tiny town of Rayburg, an unlikely cast of characters finds themselves enmeshed in the threads of a dire prophecy. Is Teri Lyn's unborn baby really the long-awaited Vampire Queen? Does her toymaker husband, Roger, really work for the military, and does he unknowingly hold the key to humanity's very survival? Will hack tabloid reporter Loretta St. James uncover the truth in time to get the headlines she so desperately craves? As Daylight Saving Time comes to a close, the vampires and the U.S. military prepare to do battle once more, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. And with dancing.

Directed By: David Carey

Friday November 7, 2014 11:59pm - Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00am PST
Defiance - Theater Rm
 
Saturday, November 8
 

10:00am PST

Staff time Open Gaming/Open Demos (tell me what YOU want to learn)
Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

11:00am PST

Brown Bag Brunch with Artists
Attendees are invited to come hang, enjoy yummy goodies, rub elbows with longtime favorite artists and get familiar with new faces. We encourage folks to bring sketch pads and drawing supplies (or use the gallery's for a small donation) for an intimate on-site drawing session. The gallery will be open early for the Brown Bag Brunch.

Moderators
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E. Salvador Hernandez

Art Director, Bent-Con
BENT-CON’s Art Director and Gallery Committee Coordinator, E. Salvador Hernandez, was a one-time super volunteer under the tutelage of BENT-CON co-founder Dave Davenport in 2011. By 2012, Salvador was personally asked to join the Planning Committee as Davenport’s Gallery Assistant... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

12:00pm PST

Inkycellist Welcome
Inkycellist!  The Versatile, Innovative, & Incomparable musician Jessica Burgess opens our space on Saturday and Sunday, providing a musical welcome to all attendees. 

Guests
JB

Jessica Burgess

Inkycellist - the Versatile, Innovative, & Incomparable musician Jessica Burgess


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

12:00pm PST

Gamer Girls: Coming Out of the Gamer Closet
For a girl, being part of the geek community provides wonderful opportunities to enjoy their passion in gaming, cosplay, comics, anime and more.  But it also comes with harassment, bullying and the never-ending challenge to prove ones own geekiness.  Join Karina Perez, Penny Lane, Alex Christine, and Trisha Hershberger as they discuss the positives and negatives of being a Gamer Girls, all while telling you how you can be empowered by just being you ... an out of the gamer closet Geek.

Moderators
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Karina Perez

Talent Relations Manager, Bent-con
Karina Perez has been working with the activists side of the LGBTQ community since the age of 15. Worked on 3 legislation and helped open a center for at risk youth. Later she became a cosplayer and mixed her skills and passions with bentcon.By day she is dedicated student working... Read More →

Guests

Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

12:00pm PST

What Makes a Quality GLBT Entertainment Product?
Although the idea may sound cold and businesslike, what is the GLBT product today? How do we capture the GLBT character, the essence of what it means to be GLBT, for example? How do we translate that experience in 21st Century terms? In just the last year we have seen a groundswell of support from even the most unlikeliest of places; republicans, Christian groups, and from small towns across the U.S. Yet the old battles persist. Because we are marrying and adopting in some places does that mean our entertainment productions should reflect that new assimilation? As a minority we are all sexes, all races, all stereotypes, all income levels and a plethora of experiences. Is there still a place for the LGBT niche film, or are we being absorbed into the mainstream? Do we still rely on stereotypes to get laughs? Have we as gay people embraced all types of GLBT people within our own circles so that we can tell these stories? Should we be more focused on product that we identify with rather than trying to assimilate into mainstream entertainment? And what role do the newer avenues of entertainment play in GLBT life like streaming content, videogames, and audiobooks? What about straight actors playing GLBT characters? Is this a good thing? And what of funding? Is there enough funding being brought into GLBT entertainment so that we can make quality product? In this hour we hope to answer some of these questions and to learn something new about the direction GLBT entertainment is moving and hopefully will be moving in the future.

Moderators
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Julian G. Simmons

Actor, Narrator, VO Artist, Julian G. Simmons
Actor, VO artist, and narrator Julian G. Simmons has worked in the entertainment world for many years.  He has narrated all four audiobooks in Jordan L. Hawk’s “Widdershins: Whyborne and Griffin” novel series, as well as a short story by Hawks, “Eidolon,” and is currently... Read More →

Guests
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John Griffiths

John Griffiths has been the television critic for Us Weekly since December 2003. Through the years, he has also worked as a celebrity journalist, interviewiing the likes of Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Keanu Reeves, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Garner... Read More →
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Jordan L. Hawk

Writing
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying... Read More →
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Dani Landers

Studio Fawn
Dani Landers is the founder and creative lead for Studio Fawn, a small indie team working on their title "Bloom: Memories". Dani believes strongly in video games as an artistic medium and their power to connect with players on a personal level. It is her hope that ever increasing... Read More →
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Darren Stein

Darren was raised in a celluloid family with grandparents who started a boutique Hollywood film laboratory in 1961. He started using his father’svideo camera at age ten, casting neighborhood friends in short films that would become the subject of his 2003 documentary PUT THE CAMERA... Read More →
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Jason Stuart

When you think one of the most prolific character actors, who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian, one name comes to mind…. Jason Stuart. Stuart has been making people laugh out loud with his hysterical performances all over the country since the he came out in... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

12:00pm PST

How To Launch A Successful Kickstarter Project
Alex Woolfson, (Artifice, The Young Protectors) raised over $30,000 in 30 days to print his first graphic novel using the online crowdfunding service Kickstarter (and then over $130,000 a year later to print the first volume of his next comic, The Young Protectors.) He'll describe how Kickstarter works and why you should consider it for funding your own project, how to learn from the mistakes of others, what to include (and not include!) on your Kickstarter page, how to promote your project and the best ways to meet and even far exceed your financial goal.

Moderators
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Alex Woolfson

Owner, Yaoi 911
After Alex Woolfson started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the "big-budget" adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

12:00pm PST

A Hitchhiker's Guide to Atlantis
Thinking about taking a trip to Atlantis? Wondering what to pack, what points of interest to see, how to blend in with the natives, and where to find it? Author Andrew J. Peters (The Seventh Pleiade) takes you through the basics of Atlantean mythology, from visions of the ancient world, to the adventure stories, pseudo-science and psychic readings of the 19th and 20th centuries, to the world of Aquaman and modern renditions in popular film, comics and fiction. Bathing suit and suntan lotion recommended.

Guests
AJ

Andrew J. Peters

Director, School of Social Work, Adelphi University - Manhattan Center
A late-blooming fantasy author, Andrew is inspired by all things Atlantis. His first novel is "The Seventh Pleiade," which is part of a series that chronicles the lost kingdom from a gay teenager’s point-of-view. He is also the author of the Werecat series and has written for The... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

12:00pm PST

Sex, Drugs & Superheroes: Full Exposure!
Celebrating its second year of release, David Reddish's groundbreaking novel on the happenings of Comic-Con, its subculture, and its queer component continues to make headlines in new audiobook format, and with the release of SEX, DRUGS & SUPERHEROES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, scheduled for late fall 2014.

Hosted by celebrated television writer and novelist Rasheed Newson (The 100, Army Wives), graphic artist Jackson Eather, and author David Reddish as they discuss the transition from page to script to graphic novel, collaborating via social media & the internet, publication and promotion of the comic, and the state of gay geek culture.

Join the panelists for a special look at their own upcoming projects, including Eather's WALKING WITH DINOSAURS stage show, and Reddish's much-anticipated gay-Christian themed novel THE PASSION OF SERGIUS & BACCHUS, and even a surprise or two!

Moderators
RN

Rasheed Newson

Script writer of The 100 and Army Wives

Guests
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David Reddish

Author of Sex, Drugs & Superheroes: The Graphic Novel & Full Exposure (set to release late 2014)


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

12:00pm PST

CHARACTER BUILDING 101 with Author DAVID BERGER (Workshop)
Certified creative writing instructor and Author of mythic-fantasy genre novels, David Berger will be hosting a youth/inexperienced writers workshop to help develop their craft. This unique, hands-on learning opportunity is an excellent way for young and budding writers to hone their skills and learn the tricks and techniques in the crucial skill of "character development" by a professional educator and published author.

Moderators
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David Berger

​Boston born, David grew up on Long Island, and has his B.A. in English with a Master's in Secondary Education. He currently teaches AP English Literature, IB English, and Creative Writing in Land O' Lakes, FL. His avid appreciation for fantasy fiction came from a childhood love... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Xanadu 3 - Workshop Parlor Room 127

12:00pm PST

Bent on the Web
Leon Acord-Whiting (OLD DOGS & NEW TRICKS), Steve Silverman (PRETTY: the Series), Kit Williamson & Jonh Halbach (EASTSIDERS) screen episodes & discuss the inspiration behind their series, getting beyond Season1 & the digital platforms used to bring the shows to their audiences.

Moderators
Guests
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Leon Acord-Whiting

Creator/writer/show-runner/actor, \
Leon Acord is the writer/creator of the web series Old Dogs & New Tricks, as well as a co-executive producer, show runner, and one of its stars. He is perhaps best known (so far) for his portrayal of “Quentin Crisp” in Jeffrey Hartgraves’ after-life comedy Carved in Stone, which... Read More →
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John Halbach

Of EastSiders, a TV series that explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake, CA. When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down... Read More →
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Steve Silverman

Creator of PRETTY, a web series about Michael Champagne, who has one wish – to see his 5 year old daughter Annette win the Miss Star Eyes Pageant.
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Kit Williamson

Kit Williamson is an American actor. He was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and attended Interlochen Arts Academy, an arts boarding school in northern lower Michigan and Fordham University. He is also openly gay.  He appeared in the Broadway premiere of Eric B... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

12:00pm PST

Munchkin Pathfinder
Moderators
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guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
avatar for Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. They now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Their best-known games include Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Zombie Dice, the fast-paced game of brain-eating;  GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; OGRE, the classic simulation of future war; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; and the original Illuminati game on which INWO was... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

12:00pm PST

Atlantean Pool Party
As the Official Special Guests, Sheroes Entertainment LLC is proud to present, Mesmerize: An Oceanic Indulgence!

Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Bent-Con Pool East Pool

12:00pm PST

Little Fish Comic Book Studio Open Workshops - All Ages -

"Little Fish Comic Book Studio, an all-ages, all abilities comic art studio is proud to host an "Open Art Workshop"! Little Fish, founded in 2012 is a nonprofit studio focused on teaching the comic medium, bringing together communities and advocating for the importance of art in general and the comic art form in particular. 

Join us on Saturday and Sunday of the convention, as we transform our room into an art workshop, bringing together comic artists to talk about their passion, their work and how and why they do what they do. Lectures are designed so that participating attendees can drop in for one session or all of them."


Moderators
AN

Alonso Nuñez

Founder of and head instructor at Little Fish Comic Book Studio

Friends & Supporters
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Little Fish Comics book Studio

Recently featured on NPR, Little Fish Comic book Studio is an art school for all ages.  Their mission statement, “To the research and the proliferation of knowledge needed to understand and create the highest standard of comic book literature in all of the various forms comics... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

12:00pm PST

Bent-Con Silent Auction
Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Xanadu 2 - Silent Auction Parlor Room 125

12:00pm PST

Exhibitors Open Hours (noon - 9:00 pm)
Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Bent-Con Exhibitor Floor

12:00pm PST

Lounge Open During All Con Hours
Come and hang out in the Con Lounge. In the parlor rooms by the elevator. You never know who you might meet.

Saturday November 8, 2014 12:00pm - 11:30pm PST
Bent-Con Lounge

12:30pm PST

David Holly Reads
Author David Holly discusses and reads from his works.  You can then catch him on the panel "Mixing Genres" 

Guests
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David Holly

Author & Writer


Saturday November 8, 2014 12:30pm - 1:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

1:00pm PST

'Just Us Guys' Improv
The creator and cast of the web series 'Just Us Guys' doing live improv on stage!  Stop by to suggest characters and scenarios for them to act out.  They will also be hosting a panel later in the day to discuss their web series!

Guests
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Chris Lilly

Creator, writer, and producer of both the Just US Guys and Elsie web series


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

1:00pm PST

PrEP: The Battle Against HIV Has A New Protector
HIV continues to impact lives, with a rate of new infections essentially unchanged for decades. But a new hero has emerged to help stem the tide for the better: PrEP or Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, a once a day pill that blocks HIV infection. Come hear from a panel of health experts about how this new medicine, along with our existing methods of condoms and treatment, may allow us to stop HIV once and for all.

Moderators
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Eric Paul Leue

Eric is a Sexual Health Advocate and Mr LA Leather 2014.

Guests
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Aaron Fox

Director of State Affairs, LA LGBT Center
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Anthony Mills Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCLA
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Terry Smith

Director of Prevention at APLA


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

1:00pm PST

Gay Wizards and Lesbian Sorceresses
When, in 2007, J.K. Rowling announced that Albus Dumbledore, the wisest of her wizards, was gay, many gay and lesbian fantasy fans smiled and said, “Yeah, we know already; he’s not the only one.” We’ve asked why so many wizards and sorceresses in fantasy fiction and fairy tale lack a significant other. Did the storyteller know of their spouses, but chose to keep their love in the closet?

For, like gay men and lesbians, wizards and sorceresses tend to live apart from or outside of the cultural mainstream. Does this separation, this difference, give us access to a certain wisdom?

Moderators
DB

Daniel Blatt

B. Daniel Blatt, has recently completed a draft of the novel The Masks of the Heroes, the first volume of a fantasy trilogy, The Messengers’ Kin. He is currently writing the second book, Their Fathers' Sons. This is his second work of fiction. In the 1990s, he wrote Calypso’s... Read More →

Guests
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Ginn Hale

Ginn Hale resides in the Pacific Northwest with her lovely wife and two indolent cats. Her novel, Wicked Gentlemen, won the Spectrum Award for best novel. She is the author of the Rifter trilogy--The Shattered Gates, The Holy Road, His Sacred Bones-- and the Hellions series, which... Read More →
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Andrew J. Peters

Director, School of Social Work, Adelphi University - Manhattan Center
A late-blooming fantasy author, Andrew is inspired by all things Atlantis. His first novel is "The Seventh Pleiade," which is part of a series that chronicles the lost kingdom from a gay teenager’s point-of-view. He is also the author of the Werecat series and has written for The... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

1:00pm PST

Mixing Genres
Writers like to combine science fiction, romance, gay or lesbian, erotica, and mystery into one novel, which does not fit the bookseller rationale. Mixing genres makes for an interesting and rich read, but the bookstores classify the novel in horror, romance, counter culture or anywhere where readers cannot find it or they don’t stock it at all because it doesn’t fit into their system of classification.

Moderators
avatar for David Holly

David Holly

Author & Writer

Guests
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Xavier Axelson

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.Anais NinXavier Axelson is a writer and columnist living in Los Angeles.
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Eston Robert Dunn

Founder/Board President, WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc.
Born in the Midwest, raised in the Northeast, E. Robert Dunn began writing at the age of 14 and continued through his higher education in the Southeast where he currently resides. In addition to penning the science fiction series “Echelon’s End”, E. Robert has also written two... Read More →
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Jess Faraday

Author of the Ira Adler series, the Steampunk thriller The Left hand of Justice & more.
avatar for Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series, which received two honorable mentions and a runner-up in the Rainbow Awards, and has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Book Award – Gay Mystery. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

1:00pm PST

World-Building in a Contemporary Setting (Or do your research)
Every writer needs a canvas to write again—the world their book is based on. Regardless of genre, a novel’s environment often becomes a secondary character and Inkslingers’ successful authors will chat about how to provide main characters a vibrant world to live in.

Moderators
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Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai'i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, she eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain. Rhys admits to sharing... Read More →

Guests
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James Buchanan

James Buchanan, the author of over a dozen novels and several single author anthologies, lives in a 100 year old Craftsman in Pasadena while practicing law, managing a family and writing books.  James has spoken and read at conferences such as Saints & Sinners, Romantic Times and... Read More →
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Jordan L. Hawk

Writing
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying... Read More →
avatar for Lou Sylvre

Lou Sylvre

Lou Sylvre loves romance with all its ups and downs, and likes to conjure it into books. The lovers on her pages are men who end up loving each other—and usually saving each other from unspeakable danger. It’s all pretty crazy and very, very sexy. How cool is that? She is... Read More →
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Piper Vaughn

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. Piper grew up in Chicago and loves to put characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

1:00pm PST

Race and Class in Comics/Pop-Culture
Queer comic book characters have finally started coming out of the closet, with some even getting married! With such strides taking place for the LGBTQ community, we would like to examine how other minorities have fared over time. How has race and class impacted characters in comics? How many comic book characters can you name that are People of Color (POC) and working class [besides Static Shock]? Is there a reason why there are not any Queer, working class, People of Color characters that are also superheroes? Join us for this lively discussion as we examine race, class, and sexuality in comics.

Moderators
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Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez is an Wizard, Diamond, and Inkpot Award-winning writer and artist who has worked for DC Entertainment and Marvel Comics for the past two decades. Best known for his work on New-X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Wonder Woman, The Invisibles, Infinite Crisis, Otherworld, the Amazing... Read More →

Guests
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Alonso Nuñez

Founder of and head instructor at Little Fish Comic Book Studio
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B. Dave Walters

Peacelovemoney.com
B. Dave Walters is a nationally syndicated columnist on the topics of spirituality and relationships. He was a featured panelist at San Diego Comic-Con on the topic of Spiritual Themes in Comics.He is also the host of Rise UP with B. Dave Walters on Party 93.4 FM out of Hudson Valley... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Jezza Smilez

Like most artist, I’ve been drawing since the womb. My mom’s uterus is covered in the earliest of my works. I grew up on an indulgent diet of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, and of course – all things Disney. These toons and an overbearing... Read More →

Staff & Volunteers
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Viktor

Director of Outreach, Bent-con
As BENT-CON’s Director of Outreach, Viktor T. Kerney plays a myriad of roles within the group. He works very closely with the Social Media Team, oversees Professional and Media registration, and creates BENT-CON’s press releases. Viktor enjoys being an active member of BENT-CON... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

1:00pm PST

Gallery Open Hours (11:00 am - 8:00 pm)
Gallery site for 4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition, Brown Bag Brunch w/ Artists, "Race and Class in Comics/Pop Culture" Panel, Con-Salon with Conner and Phil

Saturday November 8, 2014 1:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

1:30pm PST

Room closed for set-up: Line forms outside
Saturday November 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Xanadu 3 - Workshop Parlor Room 127

1:30pm PST

Star Trek: Axanar - From Concept to Feature Film
Axanar takes place 21 years before the events of “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, the first Kirk episode of the original Star Trek. It is the story of the war between the Klingons and the Federation. On the heels of it’s wildly successful Prelude to Axanar, the panel will screen the original Prelude short film, discuss the road towards the filming of the full length feature, the challenges and tribulations, and where to go from here.

Moderators
RB

Rob Burnett

Rob Burnett (born July 8, 1962) is a producer, director and writer, best known for being the executive producer of Late Show with David Letterman. He is also the president and CEOof Worldwide Pants.In 2008, Burnett received the P.T. Barnum Award from Tufts University for his exceptional work in the field of media and entertainment... Read More →

Guests
CG

Christian Gossett

Christian Gossett is a writer and director, known for King Kong (2005), Farewell My King (2014) and Prelude to Axanar (2014... Read More →
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Gary Graham

Gary Graham was born on June 6, 1950 in Long Beach, California, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Alien Nation (1989), Robot Jox (1989) and Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994). He is married to Becky. He was previously married to Susan... Read More →
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Richard Hatch

Born in Santa Monica, California, USA, Richard Hatch was studying classical piano at the age of eight, and knew he wanted to carve out a career as a performer before he reached his teens. After attending Harbor College in San Pedro, he joined a Los Angeles repertory company with which... Read More →
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Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon was born to the celebrated actor John Vernon. As her father's career began to take off in the USA, the family moved from their home in Canada to Hollywood when Kate was 7 years old.With the ever growing career success of the late John Vernon (Dirty Harry (1971),An... Read More →



Saturday November 8, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

2:00pm PST

The LGBT Cosplayer Panel
Join your favorite LGBT cosplayers as they gather to discuss the hot topic issues that face the costume community today, such as genderbent cosplay, the Hawkeye Initiative, the "Cosplay Does Not Equal Consent" movement, the perception of LGBT cosplayers on the convention circuit, and more. Panelists will be in costume and will talk about their craft, their past and future work, as well as share their stories of why they love dressing up as their favorite fictional characters. There will be a video presentation and Q & A. Panelists include Paul Charles (Gay Comic Geek), Chris Riley (Captain Lucky), Jimmy Sherfy (Epic Character Parties), Jessica Crouse (Xena), and will be moderated by Karina Perez (KPM Cosplay). After the panel, the audience will have a photo op with the cosplayers.

Moderators
avatar for Karina Perez

Karina Perez

Talent Relations Manager, Bent-con
Karina Perez has been working with the activists side of the LGBTQ community since the age of 15. Worked on 3 legislation and helped open a center for at risk youth. Later she became a cosplayer and mixed her skills and passions with bentcon.By day she is dedicated student working... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Chris Riley

Chris Riley

Cosplay Costume Contest Coordinator, Bent-Con
Writer, Actor, Cosplayer, Geek, Gaymer, Misfit in LA. www.CapLucky.com
avatar for Jimmy Sherfy

Jimmy Sherfy

Jimmy has been cosplaying since 2010 and has become a known staple in the Disney cosplay community for bringing character's such as Peter Pan, Flynn Rider, and Kristoff to life. He was honored at the Disney's D23 Convention in 2013 with an award in their costume contest for his cosplay... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

2:00pm PST

People of Color and Success: Is it a possibility
How does a LGBT person of color get a creative project off the ground? Is it a different route than a LGBT Caucasian person takes? Is an agent necessary? Are organizations looking specifically for people of color? How do you promote your project? Should you try to pass for white? Join Guillermo Luna for a lively discussion about launching your work as a LGBT person of color.

Moderators
GL

Guillermo Luna

Author of The Odd Fellows, which was published December 2013

Guests
avatar for Eston Robert Dunn

Eston Robert Dunn

Founder/Board President, WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc.
Born in the Midwest, raised in the Northeast, E. Robert Dunn began writing at the age of 14 and continued through his higher education in the Southeast where he currently resides. In addition to penning the science fiction series “Echelon’s End”, E. Robert has also written two... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

2:00pm PST

Doing It Right: Making Films
Join this talented collection of filmmakers and producers] as they explore what it takes to make the genre film you’ve always dreamed of. This collection of talented filmmakers will discuss what you need to do to take your idea from script to set to screen on whatever budget you have available. With the revolution in digital filmmaking tools and the ever growing acceptance of and access to distribution channels, the time is right to make that long simmering film -- especially if it involves us!

Guests
avatar for Jane Clark

Jane Clark

Jane just completed her second feature, CRAZY BITCHES, a horror-comedy-sex romp, which is currently on the fest circuit and will be distributed by Gravitas. She had her feature-directing debut with METH HEAD, starring Lukas Haas, which won 12 awards, including Best Feature, Best Director... Read More →
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Sean Paul Lockhart

Artist, Actor, Model, Writer, Producer, Director.
Sean Paul Lockhart has achieved fame, courted controversy, fought with producers who took advantage of him, built a business, navigated a murder investigation, been the star witness at that trial, and starred in two feature films. His fans are fiercely loyal. His detractors are equally... Read More →
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Jody Wheeler

Vice President, Bent-con
Jody is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles’ MFA in Screenwriting Program. Jody wrote for the ground breaking 1990s TV series “Inside / Outside The Beltway.”He directed “In The Closet,” the horror hit seen at festivals world-wide. It was nominated... Read More →
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Rob Williams

Guest House Films LLC
Rob Williams is an award-winning filmmaker, and co-owner of Guest House Films.  With an impressive seven movies under his belt (Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Make The Yuletide Gay, Role/Play, The Men Next Door and Out To Kill), Rob is one of the most prolific... Read More →

Artists / Filmmakers
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Mark Bessenger

Thrillsville Productions
Mark Bessenger is an award-winning filmmaker who is either jumping back and forth from horror to gay themes or straddling the line. Mark made 2 feature films while a grad student at Columbia College Chicago (NINJA ZOMBIE, RHAPSODY) before gaining festival attention with his third... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

2:00pm PST

The Whodunits: Writing Mysteries and Suspense
What does it take to write a mystery or thriller? A panel of successful, popular mystery and suspense writers share tips on how to write a challenging and strategic novel to thrill and entertain even the most jaded of readers.

Moderators
avatar for LE Franks

LE Franks

LE & Sara write M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast-paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated. Don’t expect the typical, rugged hero or sophisticated businessman with the... Read More →

Guests
avatar for James Buchanan

James Buchanan

James Buchanan, the author of over a dozen novels and several single author anthologies, lives in a 100 year old Craftsman in Pasadena while practicing law, managing a family and writing books.  James has spoken and read at conferences such as Saints & Sinners, Romantic Times and... Read More →
avatar for Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai'i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, she eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain. Rhys admits to sharing... Read More →
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Venona Keyes

Venona Keyes has experienced love and loss at the deepest level, and is thankful for writing and daydreaming, for it kept, and still keeps her sane. Writing also introduced her to some of the most supportive and wonderful people, to which she will always be grateful.   Venona is... Read More →
avatar for Lou Sylvre

Lou Sylvre

Lou Sylvre loves romance with all its ups and downs, and likes to conjure it into books. The lovers on her pages are men who end up loving each other—and usually saving each other from unspeakable danger. It’s all pretty crazy and very, very sexy. How cool is that? She is... Read More →
avatar for Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series, which received two honorable mentions and a runner-up in the Rainbow Awards, and has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Book Award – Gay Mystery. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

2:00pm PST

NUDE LAFD! (Live Action Figure Draw)
NUDE Live Action Figure Draw! Life Drawing Workshop with Bent-Con Cosplayers and Miguel Angel Reyes, Tom of Finland Foundation Life Drawing Workshop Coordinator; Phones/Tablets collected, Traditional drawing/sketching/painting ONLY; Sorry, no photography.

Moderators
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Miguel Angel Reyes

Miguel Angel Reyes was born September 29th, 1964 in Colima, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1975. He has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating from Oits Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in fine art. Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Xanadu 3 - Workshop Parlor Room 127

2:00pm PST

Open Demos / Open Gaming
Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

2:15pm PST

Inkslingers Reads
Inkslingers is a collective of best selling authors writing queer fiction and gay romance in sub genres that span the spectrum to include Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary, Fantasy, SciFi, Paranormal, and YA fiction.  Inkslinger members will also be on various panels, so check them out!

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

2:30pm PST

How To Draw Cartoon Faces
Learn the techniques of drawing cartoon faces, from Little Vampire's creator Rebecca Hicks!

Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

2:30pm PST

Glass Slipper Confessionals

The Glass Slipper Confessionals' is a web series starring Cinderella as she attempts to pick up the pieces of her fractured fairy tale. Prince Charming left her (for another Prince), she was stripped of her princess titles and forced to move back in with her Evil Stepmother and Evil Stepsisters. Join Cindy as she tries to get her life back together. She hits the bottle and hits rock bottom, all while desperately trying to find her 'happily ever after' again.  Cindy's Back...and She's a Mess. 


Director: John Cleland


Guests
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John Cleland

Writer/Director/Producer, Glass Slipper Productions
John is a writer-director. Almost brilliant. Strong with the Force. Bi/masc/discreet. Into Sith Lords. No Jedi. Not racist. Just a preference. Wait? Where am I? What website is this for again? Kidding. I'm insanely excited to have my series 'The Glass Slipper Confessionals... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

2:30pm PST

Paragon School for Girls - Meet the funniest cast of boys
"Paragon School for Girls" is a web series about a mysterious school located on a remote island. The series stars some of the funniest working actors. The panel includes Drew Droege (The Chloe videos, Drunk History), Sam Pancake (Cougar Town, Lovespring International), Jack Plotnick (Space Station 76, Girls Will Be Girls), Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Witches of East End), Tom DeTrinis (30 Minute Musicals, 90210) and director Jim Hansen (who also directs the Chloe videos and upcoming gay-horror movie "You're Killing Me").

Join the panel for a screening of an episode and discuss the making of this unique web series.

Moderators
avatar for Terry Blas

Terry Blas

Terry Blas is the illustrator and writer behind the web series Briar Hollow and creator and writer of the comic, Here Nor There. He’s also done covers for Bravest Warriors and Adventure Time with Boom! Studios and The Legend of Bold Riley with Northwest Press. He is the host... Read More →

Guests
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Tom DeTrinis

A native New Yorker, Tom has performed on seven international stages, has had the pleasure of working in multiple independent films, and has guest starred on several hit television shows (90210,Community, Mighty Med, Californication, Greek, etc). He is co-producer and performer of... Read More →
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Drew Droege

Drew Droege is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director best known for his online impressions of Chloë Sevigny. He plays Ms. Click on the webseries The Paragon School for Girls... Read More →
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Jim Hansen

Th e Orphans
Jim Hansen has created several web series including the Chloe parody series, My Drunk Aunts, The Eirik Videos and the newly releasedParagon School for Girls. He is currently in post production on You’re Killing Me, a comedy/horror movie he directed and co-wrote. Jim has... Read More →
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Tom Lenk

Tom Lenk is an American stage and television actor best known for starring as Andrew Wells in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. He was in Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon's The Cabin in the Woods, and recently appeared in the webseries The Paragon... Read More →
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Sam Pancake

SAM PANCAKE is an actor, improviser, and comedian who hails from Romney, WV. He is known for numerous high­profile recurring and guest­starring television roles on many popular series, including (from most recent ) "Cougartown," "Hit The Floor", "Growing Up Fisher," Disney's "Jessie... Read More →
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Jack Plotnick

As an actor, Jack has appeared in countless TV shows and features. Best known for his recurring roles on Ellen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Reno 911 and The Mentalist (as Red John suspect Brett Partridge). He played Xandir on the cartoon series Drawn Together, and Evie Harris in the... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

3:00pm PST

Jim Cartwright Reads!
Las Vegas Bandits will be on stage to discuss and read some of the works available at their boothl

Moderators
avatar for Jim Cartwright

Jim Cartwright

Author of the popular Las Vegas Bandits series of novels.

Saturday November 8, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

3:00pm PST

Peacekeepers

One step ahead of the reaper, one text at a time.



Saturday November 8, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

3:00pm PST

LGBTQIA and the Furry Fandom
Have you ever wondered what a furry is? Maybe you wondered how someone got into furry or you just want to ask some questions. This panel is comprised of LGBTQIA furries who will be happy to share their experiences and answer some of those tough questions. This panel is hosted by Vidwulf, co-chair of Califur a furry convention in Irvine, CA and a pansexual furry; and Oggywolf, a two-spirit, lesbian furry; and other special guests.

Guests
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Oggywolf

A two-spirit, lesbian furry
V

Vidwulf

Co-chair of Califur, a furry convention in Irvine, CA and a pansexual furry


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

3:00pm PST

Branding, Social Media and You
Popular authors increasingly discover social media and branding are necessary tools in building their career. Inkslingers gathers together a panel of best-selling authors who will share how how to create a solid brand and how marketing enhances a writer’s exposure to their readership.

Moderators
avatar for Morticia Knight

Morticia Knight

M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the... Read More →

Guests
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Poppy Dennison

A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious... Read More →
avatar for Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford

Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai'i then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, she eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain. Rhys admits to sharing... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Inkslingers

Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

3:00pm PST

Writing in eSpace
There's a revolution going on. eBook publishing has been increasingly gaining in market share, as readers everywhere are utilizing their digital devices to consume the written word at an amazing pace. This has allowed numerous writers, many of them LGBT genre writers, to create works and find appreciative audiences for the same. In this panel, meet working writers in their fields. Find out how they got started, what challenges they faced and what successes they’ve achieved. Learn some tips on improving your art and get your burning questions regarding creating finally answered. Featuring E. Robert Dunn, Peter Saenz

Moderators
Guests
avatar for Eston Robert Dunn

Eston Robert Dunn

Founder/Board President, WatchOutWeb Charities, Inc.
Born in the Midwest, raised in the Northeast, E. Robert Dunn began writing at the age of 14 and continued through his higher education in the Southeast where he currently resides. In addition to penning the science fiction series “Echelon’s End”, E. Robert has also written two... Read More →
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Peter Saenz

PR Coordinator, Digital Fabulists
Author of the Coven of Wolves book series and PR Coordinator for Digital Fabulists Publishing
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Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series, which received two honorable mentions and a runner-up in the Rainbow Awards, and has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Book Award – Gay Mystery. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

3:00pm PST

Wonder Woman: The Kink in the Golden Lasso
Wonder Woman has perhaps had more real-world impact than any other comic book hero (Yes, including Superman and Batman!) despite her notable absence in media. In this in-depth exploration of the kinky psychology espoused in William Moulton Marston’s original 1940s stories, we will examine Wonder Woman as a subversive force in patriarchal culture. We’ll look at Marston’s original intent and what happened to the Amazing Amazon after his passing, as well her present-day relevance. It will be fun and informative, and will likely forever change the way you see Wonder Woman!

Moderators
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Boston Blake

Author and Actor, best known for The Institute

Saturday November 8, 2014 3:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

3:15pm PST

Cosplay Photo Shoot
We are setting aside some time each day for costumed attendees to take to the stage and strut their stuff.  Join our sketch models on stage for group and individual photos!  The Saturday afternoon cosplay shoot will be just after the panel "The LGBT Cosplayer" 

Saturday November 8, 2014 3:15pm - 3:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

3:30pm PST

Baby Doll
About Baby Doll
Young couple Danny and Laura are excited to move into their first home. Upon the items left behind in the basement, Laura finds an old boll which Danny is not too fund of. The two soon find out the house is haunted and things get worse when they decide to mess with the spirits. Can the young bloggers survive another night in that dreadful house or will they fall victims to the curse? 

Artists / Filmmakers
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Steve Guzman

Director/Producer/Writer, Tranzparent Pictures
Hello, I'm Steve, Director of the short horror "Baby Doll" screening Saturday, November 8th at 3:30PM. I have been in the film/video industry for over a decade. I studied film in college, started my own production company, Transparent Pictures, which focuses on commercial work/Music... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

3:30pm PST

Pangaea Queer Cabaret (Just a Taste)
Experience a little taste of the queer cabaret that will be performed in it's full glory on Saturday night!

Guests
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Anastasia Krylov

HP Loveshaft: host and organizer of Pangaea


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

3:30pm PST

"The Making of 'Space Station 76': A Love Letter to Classic 70's Sci-Fi."
Recently released by Sony Pictures, the feature film "Space Station 76" stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer and Jerry O'Connell. The film is a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future.

Website at http://spacestation76.comJack Plotnick (co-writer/director) Billy Brooks (VFX Supervisor/Assistant Producer) and Sam Pancake (co-writer/actor) bring you fun facts, behind-the-scenes goodies, special surprises and never before seen stuff.

Moderators
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Jack Plotnick

As an actor, Jack has appeared in countless TV shows and features. Best known for his recurring roles on Ellen, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Reno 911 and The Mentalist (as Red John suspect Brett Partridge). He played Xandir on the cartoon series Drawn Together, and Evie Harris in the... Read More →

Guests
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Billy Brooks

Billy has been working in the Visual Effects and Animation industry for over 18 years. Prior to Space Station 76, Billy worked as a senior lighter at DreamWorks Animation, lighter/compositor/generalist at Industrial Light & Magic, Lighting Director at Electronic Arts, Lighter/Compositor... Read More →
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Sam Pancake

SAM PANCAKE is an actor, improviser, and comedian who hails from Romney, WV. He is known for numerous high­profile recurring and guest­starring television roles on many popular series, including (from most recent ) "Cougartown," "Hit The Floor", "Growing Up Fisher," Disney's "Jessie... Read More →
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Michael Stoyanov

Michael was a co-writer of "Space Station 76" and portrayed the robot therapist "Dr. Bot".  Best known to audiences as series regular "Anthony Russo" on the Tv series "Blossom".  He recently appeared on "Justified", "The Mentalist" and "CSI".  Michael wrote for "Late Night w Conan... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

4:00pm PST

Drawing with Luigi Fraga
Artist Luigi Fraga kicks off the live model sketching on the lobby stage by demonstrating and discussing drawing techniques.  Bring your sketchpads and cameras!  Luigi will also be hosting the panel "Draw N Stuff with Luigi" 

Guests
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Luigi Fraga

Luigi Fraga is an illustrator based in LA. He started his career unsure of his drawing abilities by walking 3.5 miles to Venice Beach to draw for tourists. Quickly gaining confidence and experience he now an illustrator and enjoys teaching others to paint and draw.


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

4:00pm PST

Portfolio Reviews: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Theme - Sign up in the Gallery
Artists share their art portfolio with Professionals On-Site in the SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR field for a constructive critique of their work; Timed Tickets for Portfolio Reviews available in Gallery during OPEN Gallery Hours (Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

Guests
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Dave Davenport

Tattoo artist and trained illustrator, Dave is creator of "Feral and the Ghost Skater" and co-creator of "Hard to Swallow comics", and operates MARGINALIZED PUBLICATIONS as well as MARGINALIZED TATTOO in Los Angeles.
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Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez is an Wizard, Diamond, and Inkpot Award-winning writer and artist who has worked for DC Entertainment and Marvel Comics for the past two decades. Best known for his work on New-X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Wonder Woman, The Invisibles, Infinite Crisis, Otherworld, the Amazing... Read More →
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Jon Macy

Most known for Fearful Hunter, winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for gay erotica. Author and comic creator of Tropo & Nefarismo. Contributor to Meatman, Gay Comics, Three, Qu33r, and No Straight Lines


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

4:00pm PST

Censorship in the Arts
For many LGBT artists, writers, publishers and filmakers there are still obstacles that we face that many other creative people never have to encounter. Sometimes a publisher, exhibition or distributor turns us down because our work too objectionable. Is this really our problem? Or theirs? Find out what what happens when you try to reproduce, exhibit and publicize your art after you cross the line into pro-sexual and erotic world.

Moderators
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Marc DeBauch

owner, Marc DeBauch Erotic Art
Marc has been creating erotic art for 30 years. He enjoys surprising his fans and collectors with new outrageous imagery. So check out his Bent- Con booth "Marc DeBauch Erotic Art" to see many of his original paintings, self produced prints, greeting cards, magnets and one of a kind... Read More →

Guests
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Charles "Zan" Christensen

Publisher, Northwest Press
Zan heads up Northwest Press, which publishes top-notch lesbian, gay, bi and transgender graphic novels and comics collections. Zan was also the Founding President of LGBT comics nonprofit Prism Comics.
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David Holly

Author & Writer
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David Zelman

David Zelman is the author of The Intelligent Design Coloring Book (by Pastor Brett Pirkle) and Al-Qaeda's Super Secret Weapon (by Mohammad al-Mohamed Muhammad).


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

4:00pm PST

Big Time: Writing in Hollywood
What's it like to work on a major TV show such as GRIMM or AGENTS OF SHIELD? When the call comes to write the next major motion picture, what happens next? Just how much queerness can you really work into a network program, anyway? In this informative panel, Spiros Skentzos (GRIMM), Drew Greenberg (ARROW), Tamara Becher (SARAH CONNOR), Rafe Judkins (AGENTS OF SHIELD) discuss their careers, their insights, and their adventures in creating for mainstream movies and TV. 

Moderators
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Peter Saenz

PR Coordinator, Digital Fabulists
Author of the Coven of Wolves book series and PR Coordinator for Digital Fabulists Publishing

Guests
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Tamara Becher

Tamara Becher was born in Queens, New York and raised in the human humidor that is Southern Florida. At an early age she developed a formidable addiction to television and attending the University of Miami Film School was the most expensive way she could think of to deal with it... Read More →
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Drew Greenberg

Writer/Executive Producer
Drew is a telented writer / producer, known for his work on Warehouse 13, Caprica, Dexter, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He's currently Co-Executive producer for the CW's hit TV series, Arrow. 
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Rafe Judkins

Rafe Judkins was born on January 8, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Rafe Lee Judkins. He is a producer and writer, known for Chuck (2007), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Hemlock Grove (2013... Read More →
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Spiro Skentzos

Writer/Producer. Co-created/wrote the web series CHADAM. Written on GEORGE LOPEZ, DREW CAREY and GRIMM, ARROW.


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

4:00pm PST

The Advent of the GLBT Audiobook
In the last few years many authors who write GLBT fiction and non-fiction have discovered the audiobook as a way to extend their reach as well as creating a new source of entertainment for the GLBT audience. Our panel will discuss this exciting new medium from the perspective of the author, narrator and producer. Is the sale of GLBT audiobooks lucrative for audiobook publishers? Is it good for professional GLBT actors to narrate GLBT audiobooks, or will this hurt their prospects in mainstream entertainment? Why is it difficult to get GLBT audiobooks reviewed in the mainstream press? Is there a predominance of sexually explicit male/male (M/M) books on the market and, if so, is this because erotica sells better among GLBT listeners, or is it because there is a lack of literary novels written from the GLBT perspective? Why are (M/M) romance audiobooks so popular with young heterosexual women? Why are there comparatively so few audiobooks from the lesbian, bisexual, and transgender perspective? And what of the GLBT young adult market? We will tackle as many of these questions as possible and hopefully discover what's working and what's not, and discover how to get the GLBT audiobook on a road to success.

Moderators
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Julian G. Simmons

Actor, Narrator, VO Artist, Julian G. Simmons
Actor, VO artist, and narrator Julian G. Simmons has worked in the entertainment world for many years.  He has narrated all four audiobooks in Jordan L. Hawk’s “Widdershins: Whyborne and Griffin” novel series, as well as a short story by Hawks, “Eidolon,” and is currently... Read More →

Guests
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Jordan L. Hawk

Writing
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying... Read More →
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Zach Herries

Owner, Mosaic Audio
I am an audiobook producer that specializes in LGBT books, from the informative, to the romantic, to the erotic.
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MT Snow

Audiobook and Book Reviewer, Rainbow Gold ReviewsSnow is a U.S. Marine vet who has been an avid reader of all kinds of books since she learned how to read, as it was a way to travel to other places no matter where she landed. She first started out reading the classic romances, westerns... Read More →
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Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series, which received two honorable mentions and a runner-up in the Rainbow Awards, and has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Book Award – Gay Mystery. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

4:00pm PST

Out To Kill
When gay private investigator Jim Noble looks into the death of up-and-coming singer Justin Jaymes, he learns that someone was willing to kill to keep their secrets hidden.

Guests
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Rob Williams

Guest House Films LLC
Rob Williams is an award-winning filmmaker, and co-owner of Guest House Films.  With an impressive seven movies under his belt (Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon, 3-Day Weekend, Make The Yuletide Gay, Role/Play, The Men Next Door and Out To Kill), Rob is one of the most prolific... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

4:00pm PST

Model Sketching and Photos
Holy Hotness, Batman!  Grab your sketchpads or cameras and come capture our costumed models for posterity (and twitter, and instagram!).   Audience participation welcome -- check with the Stage Wrangler to be included.  

Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

4:00pm PST

Choose One!
Moderators
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guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
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Looney Labs

Looney Labs at Bent-con, we will be demoing the new Regular Show Fluxx and a new offering for the holiday season.  For Friends of Dorothy, We also have Oz Fluxx and a variety of types to try in our game Library.  Join us for Choose One! (and Loonacy, too)  


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

4:30pm PST

Inkslingers Reads
Inkslingers is a collective of best selling authors writing queer fiction and gay romance in sub genres that span the spectrum to include Mystery/Suspense, Contemporary, Fantasy, SciFi, Paranormal, and YA fiction.  Inkslinger members will also be on various panels, so check them out!

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

4:30pm PST

Under the Table!
Join the Cast of Under The Table as they discuss drinking and gaming, how they do their web show and what drink goes best with which boardgames. Plus, we will select audience members to participate in a LIVE board game session (must be 21+ to play)! NOTICE: Strong language and innuendo are very likely to occur!

Guests
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Xander Jeanneret

SAG-AFTRA
Xander Jeanneret is an actor, voiceover artist, and reality personality living in Hollywood, CA. Most recently, he was featured as the "gay"mer on the hit TBS show, King of the Nerds (Season 2), and will return as the social media correspondent for Season 3. Xander also provided the... Read More →
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Ben Thomas

Award-winning writer and New York Times Best Selling novelist of such books as A Density of Souls, The Moonlit Earth, and The Heavens Rise.


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

4:30pm PST

Web Series: the Nuts and Bolts
A fundamental guide to creating a web series from idea to completion. Examples of successful web series will be shown and the panel will consist of a producer/writer/director, actor, cinematrographer and production insurance expert -- all currently working on products. The steps to creation will be discussed: writing the script, choosing a crew, finding locations, permits, casting, production, web festivals, raising funds.

Moderators
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Gregory Connor

Producer/Writer/Director, CgMuse Productions
Native-Washingtonian, NYU BFA (Dramatic Writing), CalArts MFA (Directing for Theatre, Video & Cinema), currently residing in Los Angeles. You can talk to me about the challenges of creating web content for very little money.

Guests
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Brian Beacock

Acting Dead/McCracken Live!
(Writer/Creator/Producer/Actor) I've been a voice actor for 15 years - Digimon, Bleach, Naruto, Doraemon, Durarara, Blue Exorcist, video games and many more. Theater: "Naked Boys Singing" (Original Production - Naked Maid) , "Les Miserables", "Fully Committed", "White Trash Wins Lotto... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

5:00pm PST

Sketch and Photos with the models from LA Condom
Stop by the stage with your sketchpad or camera to capture the athlete models brought by LA Condom!

Saturday November 8, 2014 5:00pm - 5:15pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

5:00pm PST

Draw 'N' Stuff with Luigi
Do you have sketchbook? Is it full of blank pages? Do you spend hours starring into these pages hoping for creativity to just happen? It's okay, Luigi is here to help as we go into a fun crash course into character design, figure drawing, and giving your sketchbook a narrative.

Guests
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Luigi Fraga

Luigi Fraga is an illustrator based in LA. He started his career unsure of his drawing abilities by walking 3.5 miles to Venice Beach to draw for tourists. Quickly gaining confidence and experience he now an illustrator and enjoys teaching others to paint and draw.


Saturday November 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

5:00pm PST

Con-Salon: Conner Habib and Phil Jimenez
A salon style conversation between Conner Habib (Author, The Sex Book; Adult Film Actor) and Phil Jimenez (Comic Book Writer, DC & Marvel). Join us for an un-moderated, free-for-all conversation between these two pop culture stalwarts. Pull up a chair, grab a bean bag, listen in, ask questions, and let the fun begin!

Guests
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Conner Habib

Conner Habib is an author, porn star, and activist.  His writing has appeared in Vice, The Stranger, The Advocate, Salon, and more; and his investigation of sex and culture, The Sex Book, will be released in 2015.  For two years he hosted his own web show, Ask the Sexpert, on Logo... Read More →
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Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez is an Wizard, Diamond, and Inkpot Award-winning writer and artist who has worked for DC Entertainment and Marvel Comics for the past two decades. Best known for his work on New-X-Men, Astonishing X-Men, Wonder Woman, The Invisibles, Infinite Crisis, Otherworld, the Amazing... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

5:00pm PST

Husbands 2015
Creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell are joined by co-star Sean Hemeon to discuss the exciting future of their show Husbands. This sitcom about a newlywed couple who married too soon and are falling in love at their own pace has broken through the noise and established itself as a hit in a crowded marketplace. Learn about the show's future and meet the team behind it!

Moderators
Guests
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Bradley C. Bell

Best known as co-creator and showrunner of the acclaimed sitcom Husbands, in which he also stars. He has also released three electronic EPs, and penned the comic book series Husbands: The Comic... Read More →
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Jane Espenson

Producer, Writer & Co-Creater of Husbands, Consulting Producer for Once Upon a Time,Once Upon a Time in Wonderland; Co-Executive Producer for Torchwood
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Sean Hemeon

Actor known for Husbands, Going Down in LA-LA Land


Saturday November 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

5:00pm PST

CLASS COMICS is the home to HEROES WITH HARDONS!
​Heroes with Hardons! What’s happening this year and next at Class Comics!

Have a chat with Patrick Fillion, Robert Fraser and Jacob Mott! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hang out with the creators of SO MANY of todays’ hottest Erotic Gay Comics!

Find out everything that went into this past year’s fantastic new comics! From “The Adventures of Lawsuit and T-Boy”, to “Zahn”, to “Beautiful Dead” -- get the inside scoop on all your favorite Class Comics heroes and titles.
Discover new titles for 2015!
Perhaps ask questions to some surprise creators who will be Skyped in!
Find out what makes each one of these creators tick!
Ask your own questions or tweet them anonymously to @classcomics!
 
There’s even a live draw for a $100 Class Comics Gift Certificate to try and lure you away from the Husbands panel with Jane Espenson, which is happening AGAIN at the same time! :)

Class Comics Booth 

Guests
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Patrick Fillion

Founder, Class Comics
Considered by many to be the Stan Lee of Gay Comics, Patrick Fillion is a pioneering artist of male erotic art and comics. Through his numerous works and accomplishments, he has helped broaden awareness of Gay Comics and artwork. He is a creator with a very clear idea of what he wants... Read More →
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Robert Fraser

Co-Founder, Class Comics
Robert Fraser, simply know as Fraser to most, co-founded Class Comics in 2001 with his partner, Patrick Fillion. Together, they have created some of today’s hottest Erotic Gay Comics, and continue to work with a host of talented gay comic artists and writers. Fraser handles... Read More →
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Jacob Mott

Jacob Mott has been drawing comic book characters since he was first able to hold a crayon. Born in Kent, England in 1975 he grew up in the eighties obsessed with all the muscle-bound toys and comics of that decade, all of which influenced him in some way or another. Jacob’s men... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

5:00pm PST

Being Heard: Creating Your Big Break through Artist-Generated Content
It has never been easier to 'break in' to the entertainment business than it is right now.
In the past, you needed 'permission' to be heard; you needed an agent, a publisher, or someone else to give you a chance. But no longer! The hard part now is being heard above all the noise of tweets, blogs, and youtube posts.

Being Heard: Creating Your Big Break through Artist-Generated Content will help you identify your voice, how to put your passion down on paper, and get it out there for the right people to see. You'll find out everything you need to take your career to the next level!

Moderators
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B. Dave Walters

Peacelovemoney.com
B. Dave Walters is a nationally syndicated columnist on the topics of spirituality and relationships. He was a featured panelist at San Diego Comic-Con on the topic of Spiritual Themes in Comics.He is also the host of Rise UP with B. Dave Walters on Party 93.4 FM out of Hudson Valley... Read More →

Guests
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Tomas Prower

Author, Llewellyn
Tomas Prower is the half-Irish, half-Mexican author of scientific spirituality and death.. Multi-lingual and well-traveled, this publicly out and globe-trekking author has lived and worked for the U.S. and French Government in the Amazon Jungle, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Tijuana... Read More →
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Chad Sell

Chad Sell has worked on a number of comic projects, including MANTA-MAN, The Sorceress Next Door, and PART-TIME NINJA! And he draws a lot of drag queens. Find his work at chadsellcomics.com... Read More →
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Jeff Wamester

Jeff Wamester is a director, storyboard artist, character designer and comic book illustrator working for the animation, movie, gaming and comic book industries. He has worked with companies such as Marvel Animation Studios, Film Roman, Wildbrain, DC Comics, TopCow, Darkhorse, Topps... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

5:30pm PST

Lilly in the Grinder
Ryan struggles to find meaning in his provisional existence, exploring sex and death and the idea of 'becoming something.' This surreal film, enveloped in a classical string quartet piece, is a rumination on death, time, and the nature of existence. It posits the idea of a human life as a static, four-dimensional entity that exists at a specific moment in time and cannot be said to truly begin or end.

Dir: Michael Morganstern

Saturday November 8, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

5:30pm PST

Breaking Barriers: Transgender Trends in Popular Culture
In recent years, transgender creators have gained visibility in comics, movies, and television after long being consigned to the shadows. From coming out and transition to navigating gender politics in a world still struggling to understand, cartoonists, writers, and filmmakers are investing their work with unique personal experiences as their characters learn to live and love in new and unexpected ways. Please join Prism Comics and moderator Tara Madison Avery (Dirtheads, Gooch, Prism Comics) present panelists Gillian Cameron (Calogrenant), Julie Rei Goldstein, and others to be announced.

Moderators
Guests
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Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Journalist for LGBT media and writer of the upcoming memoir Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders
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Julie Rei Goldstein

Actress / Voice Over Artist, Julie Rei Goldstein


Saturday November 8, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

5:45pm PST

THE BIG ONE Photo Shoot!
This is the BIG ONE: Attendees in costumes, the Bent-Con models, and the LA Condom athletes, all in one gigantic photo shoot!  Grab your cameras because you won't want to miss this one!

Friends & Supporters
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L.A. Condom

L.A.’s newest sex symbol is a condom! Our goal is to encourage Los Angeles County residents to practice safer sex by using condoms. The official L.A. Condom is the “Suit Up, L.A.” bow tie condom, designed by West Hollywood resident Adam Lyons. Plus, we have ten other official... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 5:45pm - 6:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

6:00pm PST

To Fall From Love
A lovesick secretary who has fallen for his boss, is driven to drastic measures to try and force him to profess his true feelings. 

Director: Harman Gill 

Artists / Filmmakers

Saturday November 8, 2014 6:00pm - 6:20pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

6:00pm PST

Jayson: Queen of All Media!
Jayson cartoons have entertained generations of readers by taking a lighthearted look at gay life in the big city. Now Jayson is poised to become the Queen of All Media! Watch the new animated short, “Jayson's Christmas Party.” Relive the legendary off-Broadway Jayson musical. Meet the creative team behind the upcoming feature-length Jayson movie. Moderated by Jayson creator Jeff Krell. Panelists include actor/singer Matt Crabtree, ctor/writer/producer Felix Pire, other surprise guests!

Moderators
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Jeff Krell

Partner, Ignite! Entertainment
Creator of the long-running gay-themed humor comic Jayson. Translator for famed German cartoonist Ralf König.

Guests

Saturday November 8, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

6:00pm PST

Just Us Guys - A gay dad web series
Just Us Guys is a YouTube Web series about a gay dad who has a best friend relationship with his straight son. The feeling for the show is "Gilmore Girls" with guys. Wanna watch some episodes?

Elsie is a Just Us Guys spinoff. She is a geek/nerd with a feisty attitude and she's slightly OCD. An episode was screened in the 2014 Salt Lake Comic Con Film Festival!

Moderator: JP Karliak
Creator/Writer/Producer: Chris Lilly
Writing Consultant: Mark Litton
Scott Young: Scott Hislop
Max Sherman: Skyler Seymour
Joyce Young: Tammy Taylor
Elsie: Julia Morizawa


Moderators
Guests
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Scott Hislop

Scott Young in the Just Us Guys web series
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Chris Lilly

Creator, writer, and producer of both the Just US Guys and Elsie web series
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Mark Litton

Writing Consultant for the Just Us Guys web series
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Julia Morizawa

Elsie in the Elsie web series
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Skyler Seymour

Skyler Seymour moved from Amarillo, TX to Los Angeles, CA in December of 2012 to pursue his love of acting. Just Us Guys is one of the many web series that Skyler has been in in the past year and is one of the closest to his heart. Skyler has also been added to the cast of Hidden... Read More →
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Tammy Taylor

Grandma in the Just Us Guys web series



Saturday November 8, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

6:00pm PST

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD)

Our Live Action Figure Draw Workshops return with Miguel Angel Reyes!  In addition to being an extraordinarily talented artist, Miguel Angel is Tom of Finland Foundation's Life Drawing Workshop Coordinator.  Join him, costumed models, and other artists of all levels in these sessions where you can hone your life drawing skills while models hold comic inspired poses like real-life action figures.  

Not an artist?  Come by with your camera and capture the moment.  In between poses, models will be available for Super Selfies!

So grab your sketchpad or camera and join us for your opportunity to draw some of your favorite cosplay models in all their glory on Bent-Con’s Main Stage. If you don’t have any art supplies on hand, you may borrow some courtesy of the Art Department but supplies are limited. 

This is an all-ages event, sure to be fun for everyone!


Moderators
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Miguel Angel Reyes

Miguel Angel Reyes was born September 29th, 1964 in Colima, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1975. He has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating from Oits Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in fine art. Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

6:00pm PST

Loonacy
Moderators
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guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
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Looney Labs

Looney Labs at Bent-con, we will be demoing the new Regular Show Fluxx and a new offering for the holiday season.  For Friends of Dorothy, We also have Oz Fluxx and a variety of types to try in our game Library.  Join us for Choose One! (and Loonacy, too)  


Saturday November 8, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

6:00pm PST

Gaming with Xander
Moderators
avatar for Xander Jeanneret

Xander Jeanneret

SAG-AFTRA
Xander Jeanneret is an actor, voiceover artist, and reality personality living in Hollywood, CA. Most recently, he was featured as the "gay"mer on the hit TBS show, King of the Nerds (Season 2), and will return as the social media correspondent for Season 3. Xander also provided the... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

6:20pm PST

Narcissist
'Narcissist' is the story of a kind soul (Evan) who attracts a dark knight (Rob) into his life. It's almost as it's meant to be until Rob goes from a charming man to a manipulative individual who suddenly pulls the carpet out from Evan, smashing his heart into a million pieces.

Evan's post-traumatic stress (PTSD) ends up taking him to a place of truth while Rob spirals into his own midlife crisis. 

Sometimes one must experience darkness to find a true authentic light.

Dir. Eric Casaccio,

Artists / Filmmakers
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Eric Casaccio

Exeutive Producer/Writer/Director, EPC Produtions, LLC
Acclaimed award-winning filmmaker specializing in a simple, yet effective storytelling method inspiring audiences with honesty, dedication, and authenticity. Multi-talented collaborative generalist with expertise in directing, writing, editing, and social media marketing committed... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 6:20pm - 6:40pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

6:30pm PST

Modern Vampires - Do It Yourself
These vampires don't sparkle and they suck more than blood.  Whether it be folklore, regional history or a media darling the vampire has changed over the decades as society dictated.  Once the vampire was a creature wandering the night landscape making sure everyone stayed indoors now, they are sparkle bunnies that make teenage girls throw money at them. So the Blood Nation Novels, a yaoi series of adult books and now graphic novels in another attempt at redesigning the fantastical un-dead.

Moderators
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Skye Eagleday

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Lists Author of Romancing the Wolf in the anthology Fated Mates: The Alpha Shiter Boxed Set and winner of the 2014 BP Readers Choice Award for Short Story Collections and Anthologies for Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

6:30pm PST

Spiritual Themes in Comics and Associated Media
A discussion of the deeper meanings that can be found in popular comics, movies, and tv shows. Why some timeless stories continue to move us, why so many stories fall flat, and much, much, more!

Moderators
BD

B. Dave Walters

Peacelovemoney.com
B. Dave Walters is a nationally syndicated columnist on the topics of spirituality and relationships. He was a featured panelist at San Diego Comic-Con on the topic of Spiritual Themes in Comics.He is also the host of Rise UP with B. Dave Walters on Party 93.4 FM out of Hudson Valley... Read More →

Guests
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Cyn

Kickstarter, Social Media, Bent-Con
BD

Buzz Dixon

Creator of the SERENITY Christian manga series; story editor/writer for G.I. JOE; member of Christian Comic Arts Society

Exhibitors
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David Berger

​Boston born, David grew up on Long Island, and has his B.A. in English with a Master's in Secondary Education. He currently teaches AP English Literature, IB English, and Creative Writing in Land O' Lakes, FL. His avid appreciation for fantasy fiction came from a childhood love... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

6:30pm PST

You Can Make Games Too!
Yes, you can make games too! Game developers come from a range of backgrounds both professionally and personally. This panel unites game developers from a variety of fields--from theatre to accounting, English to computer science--who identify all across the LGBT spectrum, and we believe these perspectives enrich the games space. Enthusiasts and aficionados, hobbyists and hopefuls will learn how to seek opportunities, or create their own. Panelists, including console, mobile, AAA and indie developers, will share their unique paths into the games industry, offer advice and discuss how they want to see the industry grow and diversify: we want you to make games too! Your unique background can help push the industry forward to a new era of diversity and inclusivity!

Moderators
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Ashley Zeldin

Creative Director, Adorkable Games

Guests
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Michael Annetta

Creative Producer, Flying Mollusk
Michael Annetta is a Creative Producer and VR Designer at Flying Mollusk. He's also worked as a freelance producer and designer across all aspects of media. Michael has worked with Walt Disney Imagineering, The Annenberg Innovation Lab, The Alchemists, and Mirada Studios among others... Read More →
avatar for Molly Jameson

Molly Jameson

Game Programmer, Anki
Molly Jameson has worked in the game industry as a programmer for over 8 years. She has made a wide variety of games ranging from casual web and mobile games for 40 year old women at Big Fish Games, to web MMOs for kids (Six Degrees Games) to core console games at Insomniac Games... Read More →
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Dani Landers

Studio Fawn
Dani Landers is the founder and creative lead for Studio Fawn, a small indie team working on their title "Bloom: Memories". Dani believes strongly in video games as an artistic medium and their power to connect with players on a personal level. It is her hope that ever increasing... Read More →
avatar for Corey Lay

Corey Lay

Test Design Lead, Four Lights, LLC


Saturday November 8, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

6:40pm PST

Dog Meet Goose
A troubled teenager seeks help from his neighbor who has a secret.

Dir: Jon Bryant Crawford

Saturday November 8, 2014 6:40pm - 7:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

7:00pm PST

Yaoi's Golden Age: Boys Love Anime in the USA
Manga/anime reviewer Lyn Jensen will return to host a talk on classic Japanese yaoi anime that's available to American audiences primarily because one company, Media Blasters, picked up the licenses that other American anime distributors backed away from. We'll explore such classics as "Level C," "My Sexual Harassment," "Gakuen Heaven," "Mirage of Blaze," "Fake," "Kizuna," "I Shall Never Return," and "Loveless." Most of these titles have also been cross-marketed as manga (graphic novels) to the English-language market. We may have a few surprises, too!

Moderators
LJ

Lyn Jensen

Self-Employed
Freelance manga blogger & reviewer, formerly with LA Alternative

Guests
avatar for Wendy Pini

Wendy Pini

Creator of Elf Quest, the first continuing fantasy American graphic novel series to be co-created, written and illustrated by a woman.  Also creator of Masque of the Red Death,  based on Edgar Allen Poe’s work of the same name... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

7:00pm PST

Web Series: the Nuts and Bolts - Extra Bits!
Moderators
avatar for Gregory Connor

Gregory Connor

Producer/Writer/Director, CgMuse Productions
Native-Washingtonian, NYU BFA (Dramatic Writing), CalArts MFA (Directing for Theatre, Video & Cinema), currently residing in Los Angeles. You can talk to me about the challenges of creating web content for very little money.

Saturday November 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Xanadu 3 - Workshop Parlor Room 127

7:00pm PST

Love Machines: Robots and Romance in Comics
From Fritz Lang's Metropolis to Spike Jonez' Her people have been fascinated with the idea of man and machine falling in love. More and more this idea appears in fiction, appealing to people the world over. What does this say about our own connection to technology, and how will this change as A.I. gets better at emulating our thoughts, feelings and desires?

LOVE MACHINES is a comic book anthology asking these questions. In addition to discussing the series, we'll spotlight some of our favorite pairings between organic and artificial beings. Joining Josh Trujillo, creator of LOVE MACHINES, will be series artists Patrick Horvath and Michael Schisler, along with special guest Alex Woolfson, creator of the groundbreaking sci-fi graphic novel ARTIFICE.

Moderators
avatar for Josh Trujillo

Josh Trujillo

Lost His Keys Man
I make comics! Death Saves, Love Machines, etc.

Guests
avatar for Patrick Horvath

Patrick Horvath

Patrick is an illustrator / filmmaker based out of Los Angeles. His most recent illustration work can be seen in Josh Trujillo's anthology: Love Machines.
avatar for Michael Schisler

Michael Schisler

Illustrator/Animator
avatar for Alex Woolfson

Alex Woolfson

Owner, Yaoi 911
After Alex Woolfson started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the "big-budget" adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

7:15pm PST

The Dark Place
Long estranged from his widowed mother, Keegan Dark (Embry) is blessed with the uncanny ability to remember his life in videographic detail. This is both a blessing and a curse, keeping him at odds with his family and loved ones.  

Returning home with his boyfriend in tow to make amends with his mother, he's shocked to discover she's remarried. His family now includes a stepfather and stepbrother (Lockhart) - and Keegan quickly surmises they aren't up to any good.  

His investigation into their past is derailed when his mother drops into a coma, his boyfriend seemingly leaves him and the town's sheriff targets him as the most likely culprit. With allies scarce and time running out, Keegan must fight - and use his remarkable mind - to unravel the secrets that threaten to destroy him.

Dir: Jody Wheeler

Guests
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Sean Paul Lockhart

Artist, Actor, Model, Writer, Producer, Director.
Sean Paul Lockhart has achieved fame, courted controversy, fought with producers who took advantage of him, built a business, navigated a murder investigation, been the star witness at that trial, and starred in two feature films. His fans are fiercely loyal. His detractors are equally... Read More →
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Jody Wheeler

Vice President, Bent-con
Jody is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles’ MFA in Screenwriting Program. Jody wrote for the ground breaking 1990s TV series “Inside / Outside The Beltway.”He directed “In The Closet,” the horror hit seen at festivals world-wide. It was nominated... Read More →



Saturday November 8, 2014 7:15pm - 9:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

7:30pm PST

Human Sexuality 101
Explore awareness of sexuality and its application in writing with humor and images. As a member of the Kinsey Institute's faculty, Skye Eagleday found a lot of homophobia stems from inadequate knowledge of Human Sexuality. For example, the original medical meaning of “Heterosexual” would be what we would now call “sexual addict.” It didn’t take on its modern meaning until the early 1930s. Join Skye Eagleday for an hour of humor and awareness.

Moderators
avatar for Skye Eagleday

Skye Eagleday

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Lists Author of Romancing the Wolf in the anthology Fated Mates: The Alpha Shiter Boxed Set and winner of the 2014 BP Readers Choice Award for Short Story Collections and Anthologies for Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and... Read More →

Saturday November 8, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

7:30pm PST

Trans Hollywood
Members of Trans Hollywood will discuss trans representation in media and pop culture. From Jared Leto's problematic performance in "Dallas Buyer's Club,: Laverne Cox's activism around her role in "Orange is the New Black," and independent film and media created by trans people.

Moderators
SP

Shadi Petosky

Owner of PUNY Entertainment Animation Studio, Producer, Known for Mad TV Series,Movie 43, Big Miracle, Super & Yo Gabba Gabba.

Guests
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Julie Rei Goldstein

Actress / Voice Over Artist, Julie Rei Goldstein


Saturday November 8, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

7:30pm PST

D&A: Is there a place for male body parts in horror?
Horror is infamous for being misogynistic, exploiting and massacring the female body and then having a “final girl” as the hero! So where do men and gay male sexuality fit in?

Moderators
DW

Daniel W. Kelly

Gay horror author whose novels include No Place for Little Ones and Rise of the Thing Down Below. Also the creator of sexy-scary-funny gay horror website Boys, Bears & Scares.

Guests
avatar for Sean Abley

Sean Abley

Plays To Order
Write something about myself? What? Me? About myself? Well, since you asked...Playwright, columnist, screenwriter, director, producer living in Hollywood.
XA

Xavier Axelson

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.Anais NinXavier Axelson is a writer and columnist living in Los Angeles.
MB

Marv Blauvelt

Horror hunk whose mission is to bring beefcake to horror films! Marv’s films include Sculpture, Slices of Life, Psycho Street, and Snake with a Human Tail.
DL

Dean Littner

Director, Dean’s Movie Dimension (DMD)
Editor, Producer, Director & Vlogger. Dean Littner has created a variety films ranging in subject matter from LGBTQ mental health to horror. Some of these films are nationally recognized and have promoted causes like the It Gets Better Project. Littner has scored most of his films... Read More →
JO

Jeremy Owen

Comics and erotica illustrator and an indie horror actor who has appeared in numerous films, including Feeding the Masses, The Stink of Flesh, Wedding Slashers, Pornography, I Heart U, and Paul.


Saturday November 8, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

8:00pm PST

Room Closed & Cleared - Staging Area at Stage
Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00pm - 8:45pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

8:00pm PST

Cosplay Costume Contest PreShow
The Costume Contest Red Carpet!  Watch the contestants walk the walk, and talk the talk as they discuss what they are wearing, how they channel their inner hero, and debate the eternal question: "Capes or no capes?"  The red carpet also serves as the lineup for the contest, so if you are entered be sure to be here!

Moderators
avatar for Chris Riley

Chris Riley

Cosplay Costume Contest Coordinator, Bent-Con
Writer, Actor, Cosplayer, Geek, Gaymer, Misfit in LA. www.CapLucky.com

Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

8:00pm PST

From Script to Screen

Having problems getting your short film concept onto the screen? From writing the script to organizing the production to shooting the project to editing the film, we'll take you through the process and talk about how to avoid problems and pitfalls along the way.


Moderators
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W. H. Bourne

W. H. Bourne: White Hawk is best known for her work on White Wolf's best selling RPG Vampire the Masquerade companion book Guide to the Sabbat. In addition to being a screenwriter and journalist with works published in Creative Screenwriting, Videomaker, Vizworld.com, and Louisiana... Read More →

Guests
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Weland Bourne

Wéland Bourne: Wéland is a a producer, VFX, animator, and motion graphics artist. He was part of the  award winning team for the short film I Need a Hero. His company Gnome World Productions   produces VFX and Titles work for commercials and feature film.
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PJ Gaynard

PJ Gaynard: PJ is a an award winning director and DP who currently has two short films on the festival circuit. His production company Got Fudge Films also produces commercial work.
avatar for Odin Lindblom

Odin Lindblom

Odin Lindblom: Odin is a a producer, editor, and DP whose last award winning short film I Need a Hero screened at more than 40 festivals including international play. His production company The Mothership also produces commercial work.
avatar for Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey Reddick: Jeffrey is best known for creating the Final Destination franchise. He has written for television and feature films including George Romero's Day of the Dead, Dante's Cove, and Return to the Cabin by the Lake.


Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

8:00pm PST

Munchkin Tournament
Official rules online at Munchkin Tournament Rules

Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
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Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. They now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Their best-known games include Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Zombie Dice, the fast-paced game of brain-eating;  GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; OGRE, the classic simulation of future war; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; and the original Illuminati game on which INWO was... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

8:30pm PST

The Myth of the Hero: the impact of storytelling on suicide prevention
Up up and away! The role of the hero, is to save lives. While this tale has been told ever since the beginning, it holds a special importance within the queer community. Join us as your favorite heroes cross their dimensional confinement of the page and screen - to save Real lives in Our own world. We explore this topic lead by the Trevor Project."

Moderators
Guests
BD

Brock Dumville

Crisis Clinician, Trevor Project
RK

Rachael Klinger

Executive Director, Tomo Neko Productions
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Wendy Pini

Creator of Elf Quest, the first continuing fantasy American graphic novel series to be co-created, written and illustrated by a woman.  Also creator of Masque of the Red Death,  based on Edgar Allen Poe’s work of the same name... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

8:30pm PST

Letting Your Characters Masturbate
This panel discusses the use of masturbation in writing and in art. Writing a sexy masturbation scene or drawing the solo activity takes talent and experience. How does a writer or an artist describe a character masturbating? How far should the description go, or how graphic should the image become? What do you the writer or artist want the reader or viewer to get from your description? What do the readers think? Join author David Holly with a talk about writing and drawing masturbating characters.


Moderators
avatar for David Holly

David Holly

Author & Writer

Guests
XA

Xavier Axelson

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.Anais NinXavier Axelson is a writer and columnist living in Los Angeles.


Saturday November 8, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

8:30pm PST

Dirty Sexy Comics
DIRTY SEXY COMICS will unapologetically take a look at the sexier side of gay comics from those first sexy sequential drawings by Tom of Finland to the heyday of the Meatmen book series to success of Patrick Fillion’s publishing machine and beyond. It’s impossible to looks at gay men’s lives without looking at our sex lives and these comics have been documenting our world, our ideals and our fantasies for decades. It isn't always easy to create erotic art but it sure can be fun. We'll explore the highs and lows and then some more highs!

Moderators
avatar for Robert Chandler

Robert Chandler

Director/Producer, Dirty Sexy Comics
I'm working on a documentary about gay erotic comics called "Dirty Sexy Comics!"

Guests
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Dave Davenport

Tattoo artist and trained illustrator, Dave is creator of "Feral and the Ghost Skater" and co-creator of "Hard to Swallow comics", and operates MARGINALIZED PUBLICATIONS as well as MARGINALIZED TATTOO in Los Angeles.
avatar for Patrick Fillion

Patrick Fillion

Founder, Class Comics
Considered by many to be the Stan Lee of Gay Comics, Patrick Fillion is a pioneering artist of male erotic art and comics. Through his numerous works and accomplishments, he has helped broaden awareness of Gay Comics and artwork. He is a creator with a very clear idea of what he wants... Read More →
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Robert Fraser

Co-Founder, Class Comics
Robert Fraser, simply know as Fraser to most, co-founded Class Comics in 2001 with his partner, Patrick Fillion. Together, they have created some of today’s hottest Erotic Gay Comics, and continue to work with a host of talented gay comic artists and writers. Fraser handles... Read More →
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Jon Macy

Most known for Fearful Hunter, winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for gay erotica. Author and comic creator of Tropo & Nefarismo. Contributor to Meatman, Gay Comics, Three, Qu33r, and No Straight Lines
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Jacob Mott

Jacob Mott has been drawing comic book characters since he was first able to hold a crayon. Born in Kent, England in 1975 he grew up in the eighties obsessed with all the muscle-bound toys and comics of that decade, all of which influenced him in some way or another. Jacob’s men... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

9:00pm PST

Angels With Tethered Wings
WORLD PREMIERE!

Directed by Steven Vasquez (Luna Park, Eroddity’s,) from his original screenplay, Angels follows what happens when Grant, a good man, does a bad thing for the right reason. While trying to keep two young lovers from harms way, Grant’s wrongdoing forever traps them to their mortal coils.

The cast includes Cory Tyndall (Eroddity’s) as Grant Gleason, Brandon Rife (Eroddity’s) as Timothy, ex porn star on the run, Addison Graham (E Ticket Ride,Triple Crossed) as Jessie, Timothy’s lover, Trip Langley (The Boys Who Brunch, The Last Man On Earth) as Cody, Timothy’s number 1 fan and number 1 tormentor, Naiia Lajoie (ShootingHorses, Nasty Piece Of Work) as Vanessa, Robby Valls (See Dad Run) as Chewy, Andrew Vega (Unsolved Suburbia) as Nicky, Cameron Ellis as Lewis, the hard of hearing wannabe thug and Ivan Bohman (Adults Only) as Lawrence, a down on his luck man with a dream.

 


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

9:00pm PST

Cosplay Costume Contest
Saturday night join special guest host Bernie Bregman in New Earth for our Cosplay Costume Contest.

Cheer for your friends, watch the show, or join in the fun! Give us your best individual cosplay. Call in some friends and show us a group. Bent Con welcomes EVERYONE and is the best environment to safely express yourself with freedom. Why? Because we want to celebrate YOU! Help us live up to the message of this years event that, "Diversity Matters". Show us your boldest, most outrageous, most sexy, funniest, cleverest, awe inspiring costumes and everything in between.  Show us what you've got and you might win the title of Best Cosplay from Film/TV, Comic Books, Genderbent, Video Games, or Pop Culture. Are you the best of the best? You could even win the GRAND PRIZE of  the Bent Con Best Group or Best Costume Award and prize package which include free tickets to next years Bent Con celebration! Full Contest Details

Moderators
BB

Bernie Bregman

@NERDSLIKEUSBernie is one of the best contest/masquerade hosts on the cosplay circuit with over a decade of experience and several elite-level shows under his belt. Getting his start as a hype-man for Rocky Horror he's got a quick wit and ability to ensure the show maintains a fast... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Ted Abenheim

Ted Abenheim

President, Prism Comics
Ted Abenheim has been a comics and superhero fan since he was a kid. He got into the costuming scene at comic conventions and events about 10 years ago specializing in unique, cult-popular characters like Metamorpho, Mr. Miracle, Gold from the Metal Men, Daredevil Yellow and more... Read More →
LB

Lauren Bregman

@CastleCorsetryAn award-winning designer from the internationally renowned Castle Corsetry, Lauren has designed and built hundreds of corsets in all varieties as well as many custom costume orders specializing in impeccable cosplay recreations. Seen all over the world in the convention... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Pini

Wendy Pini

Creator of Elf Quest, the first continuing fantasy American graphic novel series to be co-created, written and illustrated by a woman.  Also creator of Masque of the Red Death,  based on Edgar Allen Poe’s work of the same name... Read More →
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Kitt Quinn

Kit Quinn is a Los Angeles local cosplayer who has been cosplaying since 2007. Though most known as Superma’am of the Gender Bent Justice league Kit has a lineup of over three dozen costumes ranging from Anime to Sci-Fi and everything in between. Her web series Sweethearts of the... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00pm - Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00am PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

9:30pm PST

From Script to Screen - Breakout Session
Saturday November 8, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm PST
Xanadu 3 - Workshop Parlor Room 127

10:00pm PST

Cards Against Humanity 18+
"Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition is the ultimate party game for anywhere from 5 to 68 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you're innocent, while secretly dining on those same villagers each night. Dozens of special roles are available to help both the villagers and the werewolves achieve their goals while thwarting their opponents.

Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
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Looney Labs

Looney Labs at Bent-con, we will be demoing the new Regular Show Fluxx and a new offering for the holiday season.  For Friends of Dorothy, We also have Oz Fluxx and a variety of types to try in our game Library.  Join us for Choose One! (and Loonacy, too)  


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00am PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

10:00pm PST

Werewolf (Are you a Werewolf?) Intermediate & Advanced Players
"Ultimate Werewolf: Ultimate Edition is the ultimate party game for anywhere from 5 to 68 players of all ages. Each player has an agenda: as a villager, hunt down the werewolves; as a werewolf, convince the other villagers that you're innocent, while secretly dining on those same villagers each night. Dozens of special roles are available to help both the villagers and the werewolves achieve their goals while thwarting their opponents.

Moderators
Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00am PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

10:00pm PST

Bent-Con After Dark Dance / Masquerade Ball
Bent Con is excited to have Superstar DJ Juicy Jay and DJ Made by Dr. Light spinning for us this year.

Guests
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Juicy Jay

DJ JUICY JAY is from the LA UNDERGROUND Scene that was the foundation of what became the RAVE scene. He started by throwing his own event in 1993 with a few friends called LIBERATION. He then started Promoting for SUGAR BEATZ events and the 1st Techno/ EDM night Club in LA called... Read More →
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DJ Made by Dr. Light

Madebydrlight is the alter ego project of artist and musician Jes Burgess. Her musical antics include performance on Cello, synths, synths, synths, violin, synths, and Voice. Her vocal range is mezzo-soprano, 3.5 octaves. Versatile, and Peculiar are only a few descriptions to describe... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00am PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

10:15pm PST

Leia la Voix and Captain Androgyny
The evening of comedy starts after dark with the bump & grind of Leia and her Captain!

Saturday November 8, 2014 10:15pm - 10:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

10:30pm PST

Angels with Tethered Wings: The Making of
With its World Premiere at tonight's at Bent-Con’s film festival, Steven Vasquez's "Angels With Tethered Wings" is the latest in an expanding series of queer genre films by this inventive filmmaker. Come meet Steven, Executive Producer Ward Bodner, and the sexy and amazing cast as they discuss what went into making this film.

Moderators
Guests
WB

Ward Bodner

Executive Producer, Babaloo Studios
Except for "Triple Crossed", we make films by filmmaker Steven Vasquez who has a long list of successful LGBT titles to his credit. Our latest film, Angels with Tethered Wings, premieres here at Bent-Con 2014.


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:30pm - 11:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

10:30pm PST

Pangaea Queer Cabaret
The evening of queer cabaret continues with the acts of Pangaea!  

Guests
AK

Anastasia Krylov

HP Loveshaft: host and organizer of Pangaea


Saturday November 8, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

11:00pm PST

Dorchesters Revenge: The Return of Crinoline Head
A group of college students researching the infamous killer Dorchester Stewart, aka Crinoline Head, return to the scene where horrific murders took place in 1996. Trying to complete a history assignment on local legends, the students were hoping to get answers but find something more terrifying. The sequel and prequel to the 1996 classic indie slasher starring Debbie Rochon and Jason Vail.

Dir:Tommy Faircloth

Saturday November 8, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday November 9, 2014 12:30am PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

11:00pm PST

Ground Control Karaoke
Saturday night: the return of Kostume Karaoke. Over 1,000 Karaoke songs to choose from.

Moderators
Saturday November 8, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00am PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

11:30pm PST

Yaoi Christmas Song Sing Along!
Come enjoy the Yaoi as Warky brings in Christmas a little early with these fun songs!

Guests
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Steve Warky

As a Voice Actor, Steve broke into voice acting first for an Anime Abridged Series of CardCaptor Sakura, and then for video games in Nexon’s “Dungeon Fighter Online”. After this, he has starred in many indie video games such as “Return of the Guitar Lord” and “Abandoned... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday November 9, 2014 12:30am PST
Bent-Con Stage
 
Sunday, November 9
 

12:30am PST

Bite Marks
While backpacking across the country, bickering gay couple Cary and Vogel decide to speed up their trek by hitchhiking instead. That's when fate brings them Brewster, a sexually confused trucker who picks the pair up on his way to delivering a shipment of coffins. After a few strokes of bad luck, the mismatched trio ends up lost and broken down in an abandoned junkyard. Though surviving a night of petty fights and sexual tension seems tough enough, the nightmare is only just getting started as strange noises in the back of the truck reveal the presence of five bloodthirsty vampires.

Dir: Mark Bessenger

Artists / Filmmakers
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Mark Bessenger

Thrillsville Productions
Mark Bessenger is an award-winning filmmaker who is either jumping back and forth from horror to gay themes or straddling the line. Mark made 2 feature films while a grad student at Columbia College Chicago (NINJA ZOMBIE, RHAPSODY) before gaining festival attention with his third... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Aaron Ferrara

Corinthian Colleges (CCi) Careers
Aaron Ferrara is a Los Angeles, CA based illustrator. He frequents the occasional art expo and can be reached at Aaronferr@gmail.com for inquiries.


Sunday November 9, 2014 12:30am - 2:00am PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

10:00am PST

Super Hero Workout
Get your morning started like a caped crusader!  Raneir Pollard will get the adrenalin rushing through your veins with routines inspired by the superhero workouts from Neila Rey.  Throw on some shorts, grab a towel, and head down to the lobby stage area for these body-weight workouts.  Participants will get a copy of a Neila Rey superhero workout to take home.  Follow Raneir on twitter at @Raneirsthebest

Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PST
Bent-Con Stage

10:00am PST

Staff time Open Gaming/Open Demos
Moderators
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guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

12:00pm PST

Building Out and Bringing In: Comics, Culture And Community
Join Little Fish Comic Book Studio Executive Director Alonso Nunez and some special guests as they talk about the unique industry of comicsand its future, specifically focusing on what comics can do to reach out to diversecommunities, represent its diversity and create an greater sense of culture and unity among fans, creators and advocates.

Moderators
AN

Alonso Nuñez

Founder of and head instructor at Little Fish Comic Book Studio

Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

12:00pm PST

Diversity in Gaming Roundtable
When it comes to embracing diversity, the gaming community isn’t always the most tolerant. The tide seems to be shifting in a positive direction, but female, minority, and LGBT gamers are still underrepresented in game content and they must also deal with a frequently hostile online gaming environment. Join us in this roundtable for an in depth discussion where we share questions, ideas, and stories about diverse gaming and discuss what we can do as players to make online gaming a safer space.

Moderators
avatar for George Skleres

George Skleres

George began his career in the game industry working primarily on casual and kids’ games. He joined Riot Games in 2010 as a Game Engineer and has been a part of the League of Legends team ever since. George is an advocate for LGBT developers and players, and in his spare time enjoys... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

12:00pm PST

Why Diversity Matters: The interaction of Popculture and art in diversity and tolerance
Eagle-Con is a 2-day event that brings together indie comics, superheroes, critical thinking, and an insider’s view of this highly creative industry. Nested on the campus of Cal State L.A., home of the “Golden Eagles,” Eagle-Con will explore issues of race, gender, orientation, identity, and representation in comic books while also celebrating the boundless imagination of artists and writers that turns “ordinary humans” into life-long devotees of the superhero/ine.

A collaboration between Cal State L.A.’s student life (University-Student Union) and academic life (College of Arts & Letters), and with the generous support of the Art Directors Guild, Eagle-Con is a place where people of ALL shapes, sizes, hues, and fandoms can come together to learn, explore, and grow.

Moderators
Guests
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Brandon Easton

Writer, Disney/ABC Studios
Where junkies prowl and tigers growl in search of that much needed blow, Winos cringe on canned heat binge and find their graves in the snow.

Exhibitors
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Eagle-Con

Eagle-Con is a 2-day event that brings together indie comics, superheroes, critical thinking, and an insider’s view of this highly creative industry. Nested on the campus of Cal State L.A., home of the “Golden Eagles” Eagle-Con will explore issues of race, gender, orientat... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

12:00pm PST

Making Cartoons

Ever wanted to make your own cartoon? Get the tips and tricks needed to produce your own animated story. From concept, to storyboards, to casting, production and then final cut editing. This panel is designed for the one person army, who has the passion, desire and patience to do it all. My team and I will give you an overview of animation and audio software, animation styles and resources to help bring your story to life.

We'll be raffling off a free copy of The Animators Survival Kit (value of $30), a helpful tool at Pride Animation.



Moderators
avatar for Roque Rivera

Roque Rivera

Producer / Animator, Pride Animation
I'm an independent creator, producer and animator with a lot of ideas and stories to tell.

Guests
avatar for Allan Brocka

Allan Brocka

Creator of the animated Logo series RICK & STEVE, the EATING OUT films & writer/director of BOY CULTURE, DRAMA CAMP & THE OPEN WEEKEND.


Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

12:00pm PST

Using Tai Chi for the Business of Creativity
It is said that if your opponent does not move, you do not move, but if your opponent moves, you move first.  Connect to the flow of life through the meditative martial art of Tai Chi and see first hand how it enhances your interaction with every aspect of your surroundings.  Learn to efficiently generate, store, and manipulate energy to craft your own ecosystem - the engine of the business of creativity.

Hosted by Jan Lucanus, Tai Chi World Cup champion and US Tai Chi Push Hands team captain, creator of the most downloaded martial arts comic book series and award-winning web series, "JFH: Justice For Hire", and founder of transmedia production company Creative Impulse Entertainment.

Moderators
avatar for Jan Lucanus

Jan Lucanus

President & Chief Executive Officer, Creative Impulse Entertainment
Transmedia Artist & Entrepreneur. Tai Chi Push Hands player & Scientist of my own life. Founder of Creative Impulse™ Entertainment, producing comics, films, videos, animation, music, and games.

Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

12:00pm PST

Inkycellist Welcome
Inkycellist!  The Versatile, Innovative, & Incomparable musician Jessica Burgess opens our space on Saturday and Sunday, providing a musical welcome to all attendees. 

Guests
JB

Jessica Burgess

Inkycellist - the Versatile, Innovative, & Incomparable musician Jessica Burgess


Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

12:00pm PST

She Makes Comics: A Documentary Celebration of Women in Comics
Did you know that women have been writing and drawing comics professionally since the early 1900s? Or that women made up over half of comic book readers in the 1950s? It's true: women have always been a part of comics, and it's time to shine a light on their contributions.

Join the filmmakers behind such comics documentaries as Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and The Image Revolution as they talk about their latest project, She Makes Comics, a film telling the storied history of women in comics. They will screen footage from the film and talk with special guests Wendy Pini (Elfquest) and Alan Kistler (comics historian) about the state of women in comics today. This is your chance to check out the documentary everyone will be talking about and join the celebration of women in comics.

Moderators
PM

Patrick Meaney

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization
(Producer) is a filmmaker and co-founder of Respect! Films, a production company that has produced several documentaries about the world of comics in partnership with Sequart Literacy & Research Organization. His previous films include Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren... Read More →

Guests
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Wendy Pini

Creator of Elf Quest, the first continuing fantasy American graphic novel series to be co-created, written and illustrated by a woman.  Also creator of Masque of the Red Death,  based on Edgar Allen Poe’s work of the same name... Read More →
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Jordan Rennert

Jordan Rennert (Director of Photography / Producer) is co-founder of Respect! Films with Patrick Meaney and serves as director of photography on the company’s projects. He has worked on Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, and most recently The... Read More →
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Marisa Stotter

(Director / Producer) is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. A recent graduate of Wesleyan University, she has worked on several short films and is now producing her first full-length feature. She Makes Comics is a passion project borne out of her love of comics and a desire to see... Read More →

Exhibitors
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She Makes Comics

She Makes Comics is the first documentary film to tell the untold story of women in comics, as creators and fans alike. Directed by Marisa Stotter and produced by Sequart and Respect Films (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts), She Makes Comics traces the history of... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

12:00pm PST

The David Whitting Story
A surreal black comedy which combines actual documentary interviews; staged scenes in which actors portray Ayn Rand, Mike Wallace, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb. and other historical figures; telephone interviews and Google searches, all in an effort to solve two lifelong mysteries: who was David Whiting (who died mysteriously in an Arizona motel during a Hollywood film shoot) and what was the cause of his death? In this film, gender roles switch back and forth arbitrarily; cross-dressing rules. Imagine the classic film RASHOMON (which deals with memory and truth) on steroids.

Artists / Filmmakers
WR

Walter Reuben

Director, "The David Whitling Story"


Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

12:00pm PST

Cartoon Network Fluxx
Moderators
avatar for guillermo

guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
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Looney Labs

Looney Labs at Bent-con, we will be demoing the new Regular Show Fluxx and a new offering for the holiday season.  For Friends of Dorothy, We also have Oz Fluxx and a variety of types to try in our game Library.  Join us for Choose One! (and Loonacy, too)  


Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

12:00pm PST

Bent-Con Silent Auction
Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Xanadu 2 - Silent Auction Parlor Room 125

12:00pm PST

Lounge Open During All Con Hours
Come and hang out in the Con Lounge. In the parlor rooms by the elevator. You never know who you might meet.

Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Bent-Con Lounge

12:00pm PST

Exhibitors Open Hours (noon - 6:30 pm)
Sunday November 9, 2014 12:00pm - 6:30pm PST
Bent-Con Exhibitor Floor

1:00pm PST

Pangaea Queer Cabaret (The After Taste)
Experience a little taste of the queer cabaret from Saturday night!

Guests
AK

Anastasia Krylov

HP Loveshaft: host and organizer of Pangaea


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

1:00pm PST

Portfolio Reviews: Narrative (Fiction/Non-Fiction) - Sign up in the Gallery
Artists share their art portfolio with Professionals On-Site in the NARRATIVE (FICTION/NON-FICTION) field for a constructive critique of their work; Timed Tickets for Portfolio Reviews available in Gallery during OPEN Gallery Hours (Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun 1pm-5pm)

Guests
avatar for Steve MacIsaac

Steve MacIsaac

An expat Canadian living in Los Angeles after several years in Japan, Steve MacIsaac’s comics explore contemporary gay culture, identity,and sexuality. MacIsaac has released four issues to date of his solo series SHIRTLIFTER; #5, concluding his ongoing graphic novel "Unpacking... Read More →
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Jon Macy

Most known for Fearful Hunter, winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award for gay erotica. Author and comic creator of Tropo & Nefarismo. Contributor to Meatman, Gay Comics, Three, Qu33r, and No Straight Lines
avatar for Chad Sell

Chad Sell

Chad Sell has worked on a number of comic projects, including MANTA-MAN, The Sorceress Next Door, and PART-TIME NINJA! And he draws a lot of drag queens. Find his work at chadsellcomics.com... Read More →
avatar for Alex Woolfson

Alex Woolfson

Owner, Yaoi 911
After Alex Woolfson started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the "big-budget" adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

1:00pm PST

UnGays in Comics: Not-LGBT Creators on their work
This panel examines those non-queer, non-LGBT people working in the industry today. What’s it like to not be gay and working in the industry? What special challenges do not-LGBT people experience on the job? Are they not-not-out? How does not being LGBT affect their creative endeavors? What advice do they have for both un-gays and gays alike, seeking to work in this wide and diverse creative field? Come join us for a spirited — and very tongue in-cheek — discussion.

Moderators
RH

Rebecca Hicks

Rebecca Hicks from Little Vampires!

Guests
MB

Mercer Boffey

Mercer Boffey is is a multidisciplinary artist.  His works range from acting ("Rake", "NCIS: Los Angeles"), comic book writing ("JFH: Justice For Hire", the most downloaded mixed martial arts comic series), as well as producing ("JFH: Retribution Task Force", screening at Bent-Con... Read More →
avatar for Jane Clark

Jane Clark

Jane just completed her second feature, CRAZY BITCHES, a horror-comedy-sex romp, which is currently on the fest circuit and will be distributed by Gravitas. She had her feature-directing debut with METH HEAD, starring Lukas Haas, which won 12 awards, including Best Feature, Best Director... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Kimbell

Jennifer Kimbell

J. Sayuri is a Los Angeles based comic book writer and artist. After graduating from UC Berkeley’s art practice program, she returned to her hometown of LA to tap into the art and technology scene. She has written two educational comic books for the state of California that illustrate... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

1:00pm PST

Gaming in Color: Film Screening and Q&A 
Out of the closet and into the arcade! Gaming In Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games. Join Philip Jones (Director) and Matt Conn (Producer) for a documentary on queer gaming and gamers, and the current movement in gaming for more diversity.

Moderators
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Philip Jones

VP of Creative, MidBoss
Con co-chair and Expo Hall & Indie Space Director

Guests
avatar for Matt Conn

Matt Conn

CEO, MidBoss
Matt Conn is the founder of Gaymer X and producer of Read Only Memories, Matt believes in making gaming accessible to everyone regardless of gender identity or sexual identity. He continues to strive to achieve equal representation in gaming for the LBGT community. He also likes olives... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

1:00pm PST

Psychology of Female Characters
Dr. Janina Scarlet, a clinical psychologist and a (mad?) scientist of Supehero Therapy will discuss the psychology of some of your favorite female characters, including Hermione Granger (Harry Potter), Princess Leia (Star Wars), Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and others.

Moderators
Guests
JS

Janina Scarlett, PhD

Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a scientist and a full time geek. She uses Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and trauma at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, as well as the Veterans Medical Research Foundation... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

1:00pm PST

Surviving Self-Pubbing
Self-publication is an extremely useful avenue for many authors to get their work out to a broad readerships. Inkslingers has gathered together a panel of successful self-pubbed authors to share what a writer needs to know about publishing their own novel.

Guests
avatar for LE Franks

LE Franks

LE & Sara write M/M Romance in a unique mix of humor and drama with enough suspense to produce fast-paced stories filled with emotion and passion and featuring characters that are quirky and complicated. Don’t expect the typical, rugged hero or sophisticated businessman with the... Read More →
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Lou Harper

Owner/Designer, Cover Affairs
Lou Harper is a cover designer with with twenty years of design experience.
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Jordan L. Hawk

Writing
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn’t writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying... Read More →
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Cherie Noel

Cherie was born with the storytelling gene. No, really. By the ripe old age of seven she’d already penned her first country ballad as well as numerous poems such as “Ode to a Honeybun” and “Oh Twinkie, My Twinkie”… the second poem might have been an early clue about the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

1:00pm PST

Gallery Open Hours (1:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Gallery site for 4th Annual Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition, "Horror and Queer Sub(text) in Film" Panel

Sunday November 9, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

1:30pm PST

Drawing with Luigi Fraga
Artist Luigi Fraga kicks off the live model sketching on the lobby stage by demonstrating and discussing drawing techniques.  Bring your sketchpads and cameras!  Luigi will also be hosting the panel "Draw N Stuff with Luigi" 

Guests
LF

Luigi Fraga

Luigi Fraga is an illustrator based in LA. He started his career unsure of his drawing abilities by walking 3.5 miles to Venice Beach to draw for tourists. Quickly gaining confidence and experience he now an illustrator and enjoys teaching others to paint and draw.


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

1:30pm PST

Cosplay Photo Shoot
We are setting aside some time each day for costumed attendees to take to the stage and strut their stuff.  Join our sketch models on stage for group and individual photos!  

Sunday November 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

1:30pm PST

Don't Feed The Trolls
Don't Feed the Trolls is a film both by and for the fans. It is a documentary which delves into the world of fandoms by giving real fans the narrative power. Distinct as individuals, but united in their message, fans will explore the existence of stereotypical 'nerd' representations in the media and explore hidden facets of fandom communities.

Dir:  Nicole Melleby

Artists / Filmmakers
NM

Nicole Melleby

Director, "Don't Feed The Trolls."


Sunday November 9, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

2:00pm PST

Why You Should Create A Webcomic
Alex Woolfson, the writer and publisher of the full-color yaoi webcomics Artifice and The Young Protectors, talks about why releasing your work as a webcomic is the best way to build an audience, connect with your readers and ultimately earn some income for your hard work. Alex will discuss the reasons why releasing your comic a page a week on the web is superior to other forms of independent publishing and will cover how to set up your Web site, promote your work with online ads, build a fan base, set up a successful donation system and ultimately bring your book to print.

Moderators
avatar for Alex Woolfson

Alex Woolfson

Owner, Yaoi 911
After Alex Woolfson started a successful career as a filmmaker in the Bay Area, he soon realized the best way to make the "big-budget" adventure stories he craved would be as full-color comics. Inspired by the sci-fi thrillers he loved as a kid, he teamed up with illustrator Winona... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

2:00pm PST

Saved by the CONNNNNN! How Comic Conventions helped me get past PTSD, Social Anxieties and more...
Many suffer with social anxieties, PTSD, low self-esteem and so much more, coupled with the increased rates of bulling directed towards geeks, we are at the cross section of developing even more neurotic tendencies. Comic Conventions have actually been used as a tool by therapists to help people who love geekdome move past their anxieties.  Join a HONEST conversation lead by the SuperheroTherapist Janina Scarlet, PhD., and Rise UP host B. David Walters with a group comprised of a Cosplayer (Karina Perez), a YouTuber/Actor (Travis Richey), a Convention Organizer (Gisela Michelle Lagos) and others as they talk about how conventions helped them work past, or are helping them work past their anxieties, low self-esteem, PTSD etc.

Moderators
JS

Janina Scarlett, PhD

Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a scientist and a full time geek. She uses Superhero Therapy to help patients with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and trauma at the Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, as well as the Veterans Medical Research Foundation... Read More →
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B. Dave Walters

Peacelovemoney.com
B. Dave Walters is a nationally syndicated columnist on the topics of spirituality and relationships. He was a featured panelist at San Diego Comic-Con on the topic of Spiritual Themes in Comics.He is also the host of Rise UP with B. Dave Walters on Party 93.4 FM out of Hudson Valley... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Michelle Lagos (Gisela)

Michelle Lagos (Gisela)

Director of Programming and Talent Relations, Bent-con
Michelle Lagos is the Director of Programming and Talent Relations at Bent-Con.She came to Bent-Con with years of experience in project management and conference programming.As a queer identified woman and a nerd she’s taken special interest in Bent-Con and has worked to create... Read More →
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Karina Perez

Talent Relations Manager, Bent-con
Karina Perez has been working with the activists side of the LGBTQ community since the age of 15. Worked on 3 legislation and helped open a center for at risk youth. Later she became a cosplayer and mixed her skills and passions with bentcon.By day she is dedicated student working... Read More →
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Travis Richey

Actor, Inspector Spacetime
Travis Richey is an actor/writer living in Hollywood, CA. He has recently appeared on TV in FOX's Sons of Tucson, NBC's The Event, and Lifetime's Seriously Funny Kids. He is also recurring on ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" as Harold Crane, and on NBC's "Community" as Inspector... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

2:00pm PST

The Audio and Music of Video Games
Jeff Ball and Jake Kaufman, both accomplished composers and sound designers in the video game industry, discuss everything from what tools and skills are needed to be a video game audio professional, to how their field has evolved from the inception of video games to the present day.

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Ball

Jeff Ball

Composer and Violinist for media
Jeff Ball is an audio designer, composer, and professional violinist residing in Los Angeles, California. Music has been his lifelong passion, and he has been composing video game music since age twelve. After graduating with a music degree from Central Washington University, he has... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Jake Kaufman

Jake Kaufman

Jacob "Jake" Kaufman (AKA virt) is an American video game music composer. After starting out creating arrangements and remixes of video game soundtracks, he began his commercial composing career in 2000 with the score to a port of Q*Bert. He continued to compose music for games for... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

2:00pm PST

Ghoul, Please! A Celebration of Horror Hags and the Homos who love them.
Whether it is Joan Crawford hacking off her cheating husband’s head in William Castle’s Strait Jacket or Geraldine Page planting more than trees in the yard in What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?, horror has embraced the maniacal matriarch. Beginning with Robert Aldrich’s What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the “Horror Hag” has become a sub genre all its own thanks to recognizable stars and outlandish plots, that are always as fun as they are scary. Join film scholars David Del Valle and Derek Botelho as they discuss the “Horror Hag” phenomenon and why they are more than just campy fun!


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

2:00pm PST

Writing POVs
The narrative voice is often a make-or-break point for an author’s novel. Award-winning, alt-sexual genre authors gather to discuss the pros and cons of First-person, Third person, and Alternating person points of view as well as how to create an effective narrative voice.

Moderators
avatar for Lou Sylvre

Lou Sylvre

Lou Sylvre loves romance with all its ups and downs, and likes to conjure it into books. The lovers on her pages are men who end up loving each other—and usually saving each other from unspeakable danger. It’s all pretty crazy and very, very sexy. How cool is that? She is... Read More →

Guests
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ZA Maxfield

Z. A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads  as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate  throughout... Read More →
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Belinda McBride

Belinda is an award-winning, top selling author of erotic romance, speculative fiction and LGBTQ romance. She lives in far Northern California with her family and a pack of Siberian Huskies.  A graduate of CSU Chico, she managed to attend the notorious party school without once... Read More →
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Jet Mykles

As far back as junior high, Jet used to write sex stories for friends involving their favorite pop icons of the time. To this day, she hasn’t stopped writing sex, although her knowledge on the subject has vastly improved. An ardent fan of fantasy and science fiction sagas, Jet... Read More →
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Marshall Thornton

Marshall Thornton is best known for the Boystown detective series, which received two honorable mentions and a runner-up in the Rainbow Awards, and has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Book Award – Gay Mystery. Other novels include the erotic comedy The Perils of Praline... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

2:00pm PST

Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century
This documentary explores the thoughts, goals and inspirations of a new generation of Black creators in graphic novels, television, cinema, literature and digital media. Producer/director Brandon M. Easton wanted to shine much-needed light on new Black writers whose contributions and market awareness have been buried under the onslaught of the myriad of entertainment options in the 21st century. Brandon also wanted to provide a window into their creative process and expose both aspiring writers and potential fans to incredibly imaginative, witty and sophisticated storytelling that challenges your perception of reality.

Dir: Brandon Easton

Guests
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Brandon Easton

Writer, Disney/ABC Studios
Where junkies prowl and tigers growl in search of that much needed blow, Winos cringe on canned heat binge and find their graves in the snow.


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

2:00pm PST

Live Action Figure Draw! (LAFD)

Our Live Action Figure Draw Workshops return with Miguel Angel Reyes!  In addition to being an extraordinarily talented artist, Miguel Angel is Tom of Finland Foundation's Life Drawing Workshop Coordinator.  Join him, costumed models, and other artists of all levels in these sessions where you can hone your life drawing skills while models hold comic inspired poses like real-life action figures.  

Not an artist?  Come by with your camera and capture the moment.  In between poses, models will be available for Super Selfies!

So grab your sketchpad or camera and join us for your opportunity to draw some of your favorite cosplay models in all their glory on Bent-Con’s Main Stage. If you don’t have any art supplies on hand, you may borrow some courtesy of the Art Department but supplies are limited. 

This is an all-ages event, sure to be fun for everyone!

 


Moderators
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Miguel Angel Reyes

Miguel Angel Reyes was born September 29th, 1964 in Colima, Mexico. He immigrated to the United States in 1975. He has consistently been a prolific artist since graduating from Oits Parsons school of design in 1987 with a BFA in fine art. Miguel is a Los Angeles - based portrait... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

2:00pm PST

Munchkin Treasure Hunt Demo
Moderators
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guillermo

Table-top Gayming Coordinator, Bent-con
Indigo has had a long history of nerdom spanning three decades. He has been playing Dungeons & Dragons, and it’s cousin Pathfinder since their inceptions. One of his greatest testaments to being geeky is his embarrassing large collection of comic books and action figures (still... Read More →

Friends & Supporters
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Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. They now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Their best-known games include Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Zombie Dice, the fast-paced game of brain-eating;  GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; OGRE, the classic simulation of future war; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; and the original Illuminati game on which INWO was... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Bent-Con Gaming, Table-Top

2:00pm PST

Little Fish Comic Book Studio Open Workshops - All Ages -

"Little Fish Comic Book Studio, an all-ages, all abilities comic art studio is proud to host an "Open Art Workshop"! Little Fish, founded in 2012 is a nonprofit studio focused on teaching the comic medium, bringing together communities and advocating for the importance of art in general and the comic art form in particular. 

Join us on Saturday and Sunday of the convention, as we transform our room into an art workshop, bringing together comic artists to talk about their passion, their work and how and why they do what they do. Lectures are designed so that participating attendees can drop in for one session or all of them."


Moderators
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Alonso Nuñez

Founder of and head instructor at Little Fish Comic Book Studio

Friends & Supporters
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Little Fish Comics book Studio

Recently featured on NPR, Little Fish Comic book Studio is an art school for all ages.  Their mission statement, “To the research and the proliferation of knowledge needed to understand and create the highest standard of comic book literature in all of the various forms comics... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Xanadu 1 - Workshop Executive Parlor Room

2:30pm PST

How To Draw Cartoon Faces
Learn the techniques of drawing cartoon faces, from Little Vampire's creator Rebecca Hicks!

Sunday November 9, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

3:00pm PST

#ILoveMyLGBTFans
#ILoveMyLGBTFans Panel
Cosplayers, Artist, Musicians, Entertainers, Public Figures, and Pop Culture icons all over the world are taking part in a hashtag campaign to show their support for the LGBT Community by taking pics with the hashtag and posting it on their social media profiles. Allies of the LGBT community as well as representatives of queer friendly companies comprise the group of panelist who will chat about their work, why they love the gay community, and the importance of diversity in pop culture. There will be a Panel Discussion, Q&A with the audience, and a video presentation. Panelists include Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), Michael McMillian (True Blood), Lisa Coleman and Kit Williams + more! Moderated by: Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).

Moderators
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Chandler Poling

President, Krakower Poling PR

Guests
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Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman is an Emmy Award winning composer based in Los Angeles. She started her career alongside Wendy Melvoin in one of the most successful rock bands of the 80s, Prince & the Revolution. They continued to work as a duo under the moniker "Wendy & Lisa" and released five original... Read More →
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Brea Grant

Brea Grant is an actress, director and writer, known for Heroes, (2008), Halloween II (2009) and will appear in Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015. Her directorial debut Best Friends Forever premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2013... Read More →
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Michael McMillian

Michael McMillian is an actor and writer, known for his roles as Henry Gibson on What I Like About You, Steve Newlin on the HBO series True Blood and Owen on Hot in Cleveland. McMillian is also the creator and writer of a comic book, Lucid... Read More →
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Kit Williamson

Kit Williamson is an American actor. He was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi and attended Interlochen Arts Academy, an arts boarding school in northern lower Michigan and Fordham University. He is also openly gay.  He appeared in the Broadway premiere of Eric B... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

3:00pm PST

JFH: Justice For Hire - Retribution Task Force
Based on the most downloaded mixed martial arts comic book series, "JFH: Justice For Hire ®", this Kickstarter-funded short film takes the heroes of "JFH" to Papua New Guinea on a mission to help a native save his sister from a notorious Raskol Gang. Inspired by the real events in Port Moresby, PNG, currently considered the world's bloodiest city. Starring John Machado (David Mamet's "Redbelt"), Ahmed Best ("Star Wars"), Mercer Boffey ("Rake"), Sean Brosnan ("Generation Kill"), pro fighter Maximillion Chen, and more with stunt coordination by Mike Mukatis ("300: Rise of an Empire"). Directed by Jan Lucanus and Aurore Barry.
Panelists include: Ahmed Best, Mercer Boffey, Aurore Barry, and Jan Lucanus.

Moderators
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Jan Lucanus

President & Chief Executive Officer, Creative Impulse Entertainment
Transmedia Artist & Entrepreneur. Tai Chi Push Hands player & Scientist of my own life. Founder of Creative Impulse™ Entertainment, producing comics, films, videos, animation, music, and games.

Guests
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Mercer Boffey

Mercer Boffey is is a multidisciplinary artist.  His works range from acting ("Rake", "NCIS: Los Angeles"), comic book writing ("JFH: Justice For Hire", the most downloaded mixed martial arts comic series), as well as producing ("JFH: Retribution Task Force", screening at Bent-Con... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - New Earth

3:00pm PST

The Making of PROJECT: PHOENIX
Writer/ Producer and Director Chad Darnell (BIRTHDAY CAKE, the upcoming HELL HOUSE and R.I.P.) will be joined by editor, Jasun Mark and cast members of PROJECT: PHOENIX to discuss the making of the sci fi/ zombie web series and independent LGBT filmmaking.

The series stars Sherilyn Fenn (TWIN PEAKS), out actor Ian Roberts (SUPERMAN RETURNS), Lee Meriwether (BATMAN), Justin Welborn (V/H?S VIRAL), James Logan (HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE), Kathy Deitch (AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW), Linc Hand (REVENGE), and Shanda Lee Munson (GHOSTBREAKERS), Rachele Brooke Smith (IRON MAN 2), and Nick Bolton (CLRL.ALT.DEL).

Guests
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Chad Darnell

Writer/ Producer/ Director, Mandra Pictures
A native of Atlanta, Chad Darnell just returned "home" to Atlanta in October 2013 after spending 13 years working in Los Angeles as a casting director, producing and directing his own projects, and developing numerous projects for many established directors and producers. Filming... Read More →



Sunday November 9, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

3:00pm PST

Voice Acting for Video Games!
Learn tricks, tips, and more about what it's like inside the studio!

Guests
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Brian Beacock

Acting Dead/McCracken Live!
(Writer/Creator/Producer/Actor) I've been a voice actor for 15 years - Digimon, Bleach, Naruto, Doraemon, Durarara, Blue Exorcist, video games and many more. Theater: "Naked Boys Singing" (Original Production - Naked Maid) , "Les Miserables", "Fully Committed", "White Trash Wins Lotto... Read More →
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Steve Warky

As a Voice Actor, Steve broke into voice acting first for an Anime Abridged Series of CardCaptor Sakura, and then for video games in Nexon’s “Dungeon Fighter Online”. After this, he has starred in many indie video games such as “Return of the Guitar Lord” and “Abandoned... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Eternia

3:00pm PST

Avoiding Burnout (Writing as a Career)
Producing a novel while juggling a full time job, family or other life challenges can lead to reducing a writer’s productivity. Established, flourishing authors share how to avoid the pitfalls of stress while at the same time, building your career as a successful author.

Moderators
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James Buchanan

James Buchanan, the author of over a dozen novels and several single author anthologies, lives in a 100 year old Craftsman in Pasadena while practicing law, managing a family and writing books.  James has spoken and read at conferences such as Saints & Sinners, Romantic Times and... Read More →

Guests
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Morticia Knight

M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the... Read More →
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ZA Maxfield

Z. A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads  as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate  throughout... Read More →
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Belinda McBride

Belinda is an award-winning, top selling author of erotic romance, speculative fiction and LGBTQ romance. She lives in far Northern California with her family and a pack of Siberian Huskies.  A graduate of CSU Chico, she managed to attend the notorious party school without once... Read More →
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Jet Mykles

As far back as junior high, Jet used to write sex stories for friends involving their favorite pop icons of the time. To this day, she hasn’t stopped writing sex, although her knowledge on the subject has vastly improved. An ardent fan of fantasy and science fiction sagas, Jet... Read More →
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Cherie Noel

Cherie was born with the storytelling gene. No, really. By the ripe old age of seven she’d already penned her first country ballad as well as numerous poems such as “Ode to a Honeybun” and “Oh Twinkie, My Twinkie”… the second poem might have been an early clue about the... Read More →

Exhibitors
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Inkslingers

Inkslingers is a collective for west coast writers, supporting individual members in their work, selling books directly to the public, and developing a dialogue to encourage and support authors as they craft primarily queer fiction and romance through meetings, conference panels... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

3:00pm PST

Bent-Con Silent Auction - Pick Up Items!
Sunday November 9, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Xanadu 2 - Silent Auction Parlor Room 125

3:30pm PST

Titmouse: 5 Second Day
Los Angeles' Titmouse Animation Studio (Black Dynamite, Breadwinners) encourages its artists to take a day off from work every so often to complete their own short film. This showcase presents the most thrilling animation ideas to emerge from this experiment. 

Sunday November 9, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

4:00pm PST

deVour Magazine presents Supernatural Fashion
deVour Magazine will take you on a journey into the depths of our twisted minds as we present monsters, demons, and creatures shrouded in garments provided by some of the most creative designers around. 

Sunday November 9, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm PST
Bent-Con Stage

4:00pm PST

Room Closed and Cleared - Line forms outside.
Sunday November 9, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

4:00pm PST

Silent Auction Pick-Up
Moderators
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E. Salvador Hernandez

Art Director, Bent-Con
BENT-CON’s Art Director and Gallery Committee Coordinator, E. Salvador Hernandez, was a one-time super volunteer under the tutelage of BENT-CON co-founder Dave Davenport in 2011. By 2012, Salvador was personally asked to join the Planning Committee as Davenport’s Gallery Assistant... Read More →
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Evan Silver

Gallery Manager, Bent-con
Bent-Con’s Gallery Manager was born in Brazil and moved to the U.S. when he was all but 8 years old. He has been drawing ever since he could remember holding a pencil. An avid gaymer and self-proclaimed geeky guy, the Media Arts and Animation major strives to bring in a great number... Read More →

Sunday November 9, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Bent-Con Art Gallery

4:00pm PST

Heroes: Just Like You
In the ever changing landscape of the LGBT conversation, the advocacy towards queer youth is still quite often a slippery slope. While it can "get better," those efforts to communicate to stand strong and rise above the bullying and hardships are often easier said than done.
But what about inspiring by example? Express and share those experiences in community -- professionals and peers from various backgrounds and walks of life want to let you know that being better, starts with YOU.

Moderators
Guests
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Skye Eagleday

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Lists Author of Romancing the Wolf in the anthology Fated Mates: The Alpha Shiter Boxed Set and winner of the 2014 BP Readers Choice Award for Short Story Collections and Anthologies for Coyote Still Going: Native American Legends and... Read More →
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Drew Greenberg

Writer/Executive Producer
Drew is a telented writer / producer, known for his work on Warehouse 13, Caprica, Dexter, & Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He's currently Co-Executive producer for the CW's hit TV series, Arrow. 
RJ

Rafa Judkins

Rafa Judkins is a producer and writer, known for Chuck (2007), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013) and Hemlock Grove (2013).


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Thundera

4:00pm PST

Horror & Queer (Sub)text in Film
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge stands as one of the most notable horror films oozing with Queer subtext. Interestingly enough, horror films have served as the perfect genre in which Queer, homoerotic undertones have been present in over the years. Join us for this round table discussion highlighting how LGBTQ & Straight Allies get a handle of Queer subtext in the horror film genre.

Moderators
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Sean Abley

Plays To Order
Write something about myself? What? Me? About myself? Well, since you asked...Playwright, columnist, screenwriter, director, producer living in Hollywood.

Guests
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Jeffrey Reddick

Jeffrey Reddick: Jeffrey is best known for creating the Final Destination franchise. He has written for television and feature films including George Romero's Day of the Dead, Dante's Cove, and Return to the Cabin by the Lake.
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JT Seaton

JT Seaton is a graduate of the CalArts Directing program. Shortly after snagging a diploma, he wrote and directed the short horror film NIGHTSHADOWS, which won several awards at various film festivals. His first leap into the world of feature films came with the horror/comedy GEORGE’S... Read More →
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Guinevere Turner

My films: American Psycho, Go Fish, The Notorious Bettie Page, Charlie Says. Or the tv show I wrote and acted on The L Word.
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Michael Varrati

Michael Varrati is a writer, actor, and admitted pop culture enthusiast. In addition to scripting the "Dreams" segment of the multi-award winning Tales of Poe, Michael is also the writer behind the recently released horror comedy The Sins of Dracula, the sci-fi short Crash Site, and... Read More →

Artists / Filmmakers
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Mark Bessenger

Thrillsville Productions
Mark Bessenger is an award-winning filmmaker who is either jumping back and forth from horror to gay themes or straddling the line. Mark made 2 feature films while a grad student at Columbia College Chicago (NINJA ZOMBIE, RHAPSODY) before gaining festival attention with his third... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Zebes

5:00pm PST

The Dinner Party Show! With Featured Guest Anne Rice
Award- winning author and New York Times Best Selling novelist Christopher Rice and critically acclaimed novelist Eric Shaw Quinn host The Dinner Party Show. In an hour that is sure to be full of humor, sexiness, and even (perhaps?) a spoiler. With our Bent-Con attendies as their audience, the fantastic duo will presentation of The Dinner Party Show with special guest Anne Rice on the eve of her new book launch.

Moderators
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Eric Shaw Quinn

Author of the critically acclaimed novel Say Uncle. He also wrote the novels Never Tear Us Apart and Always Have Always Will, detailing the early lives of characters from the hit TV series, Queer As Folk.
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Christopher Rice

Award-winning writer and New York Times Best Selling novelist of such books as A Density of Souls, The Moonlit Earth, and The Heavens Rise.

Guests
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Anne Rice

Best-selling author of gothic fiction, religious themed literature, and erotica, couldn’t be more welcomed at Bent-Con. Best known for The Vampire Chronicles.



Sunday November 9, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron

5:30pm PST

Socket
After being struck by lightning, Dr. Bill Matthews recovers in the hospital where he also works. An intern named Craig Murphy slips him a card inviting him to a meeting of "people just like us." In this "group," Bill finds other survivors who have been electrocuted in various ways. But the doctor soon discovers that the members are addicted to the electric current. And not only does Bill become hooked, his relationship with sexy Dr. Craig Murphy deepens, setting a chain of events into shocking motion.

Dir. Sean Abley

Guests
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Sean Abley

Plays To Order
Write something about myself? What? Me? About myself? Well, since you asked...Playwright, columnist, screenwriter, director, producer living in Hollywood.


Sunday November 9, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm PST
Defiance - Theater Rm

6:00pm PST

Making Bent-Con Yours
Please join Bent-Con President Sean Z. Maker, Vice President Jody Wheeler, Operations Manager Bellz Jordan, and Programming Manager Michelle Lagos for a hour of talk back. Tell us how we can make BentCon better.

Guests
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Michelle Lagos (Gisela)

Director of Programming and Talent Relations, Bent-con
Michelle Lagos is the Director of Programming and Talent Relations at Bent-Con.She came to Bent-Con with years of experience in project management and conference programming.As a queer identified woman and a nerd she’s taken special interest in Bent-Con and has worked to create... Read More →
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Bellz Jordan

Director of Operations, Bent-con
Bellz has been going to science fiction and fantasy conventions since 1984,.  Experiencing every type of con from small, intimate, hotel conventions to mega events such as Comic Con and World Con.Bellz also helped formThe Diva’s, a group of people whose specialty is hospitality... Read More →
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Jody Wheeler

Vice President, Bent-con
Jody is a 2006 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles’ MFA in Screenwriting Program. Jody wrote for the ground breaking 1990s TV series “Inside / Outside The Beltway.”He directed “In The Closet,” the horror hit seen at festivals world-wide. It was nominated... Read More →
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Sean Z

President and Founder, Bent-con
Sean Z. Maker is the President and Founder of Bent-Con—a celebration centered around celebrating LGBT contributions, endeavors and presence in pop-culture and geekdom. He is also a professional publisher, digital artist, writer and lover of RPGs and online gaming. With an extensive... Read More →


Sunday November 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Panel Rm - Cybertron