Bent-Con is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization created in 2010 and is committed to recognizing, celebrating, encouraging and appreciating LGBTQ and Allies contributions to pop-culture and geekdom. Specifically, comic-books, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy and horror mediums from artists, writers, creators, publishers, directors, actors and producers that create works targeted directly to LGBTQ audiences and the larger realm of mainstream and underground pop-culture as a whole.
BENT-CON hosts an annual convention that celebrates, provides a forum and community for these creative genres in its various forms to present to the public comic art, writing and multi-media not normally accessible or presented through existing commercial channels.
BENT-CON is committed to encouraging the vast talent and creativity within a queer and queer-friendly environment for those passionate about sharing their respective talents with YOU — the Fans — New and not-so-new to the work found at this convention.
Since 2010, BENT-CON continues to grow in attendance, from 500 to nearly 3800 at the 2014 celebration — proving that BENT-CON continues to be among the pre-imminent celebrations of LGBTQ geekdom and pop-culture.
On November 6th – 8th, BENT-CON will be returning to the Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Convention Center for 2015 — its sixth annual celebration.