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Women In Comics Collective Pridefest

By Charlotte Robinson, June 12, 2024

Women in Comics Collective International’s Creative Conference: Pridefest is happening on Saturday June 29th at Flushing Town Hall, New York from 10A to 5P. Women in Comics Collective International (WinC for short, pronounced "wink") is an artistic & informative initiative that began in May 2012. Pridefest is free & open to the public. WinC has continued its commitment to making events accessible & inclusive for those who are unable to afford commercial comic cons. Regine Sawyer, Curator & Founder of the Women in Comics Collective International stated, "During WinC Pridefest, guests will have an opportunity to celebrate & hone their creative power, events like these are transformative!" WinC serves to highlight the merit & craftwork of marginalized voices especially that of women & LGBTQ folx of color who work in various industries such as comics, publishing, gaming, media, education & multimedia. The full day of panels & workshops are designed to inspire creatives. The preliminary workshops include; Creatives in Comics & Gaming, Sequential Storytelling Workshop, Writing for Comics Workshop, Pop Culture & Melanated Queerness that addresses queer pop culture & journalism professionals in a conversation about the current state of the multimedia industry. The day concluded with Metaphysical Movement: Meditation for the Creative Mind. The WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest is sponsored by the Power of Priya via a grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). The comic features Priya, India's first female superhero & its creators were recognized by UN Women as champions of gender equality. Note, donations fund WinC also ensures accessibility to events such as Pridefest. General admission to Pridefest with a standard swag bag is free while the VIP ticket which includes a deluxe swag bag is $15. 

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