As of Friday, March 3, 2,000 LGBTQ women and allies will be heading to Las Vegas for ClexaCon, a media and entertainment convention focusing on queer women content and its fans and creators.
The conference will take place over three days and feature opportunities for faithful viewers of lesbian and bisexual-themed TV series and films to connect with one another as well as meet some of their OTPs IRL. Featured guests include Amy Acker (Angel, Person of Interest), Sarah Shahi (Person of Interest, The L Word), Katherine Barrell and Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Wynonna Earp), Elise Bauman and Natasha Negovanlis (Carmilla), Gabrielle Christian and Mandy Musgrave (South of Nowhere, Girl Trash), Aasha Davis (Pariah, South of Nowhere), Elizabeth Keener (The L Word, Skirtchasers), Ali Liebert (Bomb Girls, Lost Girl), Jasika Nicole (Fringe, Suicide Kale), Rachel Skarsten (Lost Girl, Reign), Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl), Eden Riegel and Elizabeth Hendrickson (All My Children), and Lynn Chen and Michelle Krusiec (Saving Face), plus content creators including Emily Andras(Wynonna Earp, Lost Girl), Alice Wu (Saving Face), Shamim Sarif and Hanan Kattan (I Can’t Think Straight), Paige Bernhardt and Nancylee Myatt (Nikki & Nora, South of Nowhere), Amanda Bearse (Skirtchasers), Katherine Brooks (Loving Annabelle), Stan Zimmerman (The Golden Girls, Roseanne, Gilmore Girls), and Bridget McManus and Christin Baker (Tellofilms).
GO is excited to be a sponsor of ClexaCon in its first year, and we’ll be hanging out with copies of our brand-new issue (which several panelists are featured in) and throwing a spectacular Sinful Saturday night party, too, with DJs Goodboy and Whitney Day. I’ll also be in conversation with friend of GO Alex Berg on Friday night for Conflict and Communication, a discussion on queer women’s portrayals in the media and how they relate to real LGBTQ women and the ways we create community around them. Associate Editor Corinne Werder, columnist Zara Barrie and contributor Erin Faith Wilson will be there, too, and if you can’t join us, you can follow our Conning on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram if you won’t have too much FOMO.