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Saved under Arts, Features Tags: Geeks Out, Batwoman, Cecil Baldwin, Flame Con 2, Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, Amy Reeder, Dax Exclamationpoint, Sailor Mars, Taylor Steel, Kittens Slay Dragons, John Jennison, “Heads or Tails", Cammy, Scarlet Witch, X-Men, Rose Quarts, Storm, Green Lantern BY CHRISTOPHER MURRAY | “As a queer trans girl with an asymmetrical haircut, I can’t help but stick out in the average convention hall, even among people cosplaying mutants with blue skin,” a blogger posted this week on the geek site A whole room was dedicated to ongoing role-playing games while book-signing events included out celebrities like Cecil Baldwin from the popular podcast “Night Vale” and panels on topics like “The Importance of Queer Erotica” and writing a transgender or non-binary character.There was even a special Cos Play Costume Triage table for help if your costume got a rip or tear.Hundreds of participants, both in costume and not, roamed through more than 180 exhibitor tables featuring comics and ‘zine writers, illustrators and artists, hawkers of T-shirts and baubles, as well as publishers of sci fi and fantasy-themed queer books and posters.Performances by bands like Kittens Slay Dragons alternated on the main stage with an open mic poetry slam, a cos play costume contest, and a speed dating event.Simply jot down your potential 'Date-Mates' at the bottom of your Scorecard and we'll take care of the rest.

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The staff was amazing, extremely helpful with a smile all the time. The comfort and service at the hotel was exceptional. The indoor pool was clean with a lot of seating available.

The room was large, bed was luxurious, and the room service was fast and waitress was so sweet and friendly.

Spoken word poet Taylor Steele, 25, who lives in Brooklyn and is a peer mentor through Urban Word NYC, presented her new poem “If the Joker Was a Black Girl.” at Flame Con 2. Kiss,” will be out in the fall from Pizza Pi Press.

Dressed as the character “Spinelli” from “Recess,” the animated cartoon series, she asked, “Where else can I be a queer nerd? Illustrator John Jennison, 37, who is on the Geeks Out board of directors and also lives in Brooklyn, was exhibiting his own comics but also premiering a comic chapbook anthology called “Gun Controlled,” which he edited and published, with all the profits going to benefit the victims of the June shooting massacre at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.

We really enjoyed our stay, wish it had been longer!