Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Bent-Con 2011

Bent-Con Costume Contest, 12.03.2011 Competitors lining up for the Bent-Con 2011 costume content.On a trip with its definite ups & downs, I was in Los Angeles over the weekend to attend Bent-Con. The organizers describe it as "like a Comic-Con, only gayer." It turned out to be a modest-sized comic book & media convention aimed toward gay audiences. It was 1st held last year in a space behind a leather bar, & now, in its 2nd year, it ambitiously upgraded to the Westin Bonaventure. Exhibitors ranged from David Kelly, the creator of the guileless Steven's Comics, to Patrick Fillion, whose rather extreme sci-fi erotica stories are totally at odds with his somewhat milquetoast personality. Besides the exhibition hall, there were discussion panels, a film program & an animation/fantasy costume contest. There was definitely enough to keep me entertained for a long afternoon. If nothing else, I was exposed to a lot of overstated representations of the male body. My con-companion & I enjoyed how super-friendly all the exhibitors & the attendees were.

§ Bent-Con
December 3-4, 2011
Westin Bonaventure
Los Angeles, CA


sfmike said...

"If nothing else, I was exposed to a lot of overstated representations of the male body." Yes, but did you get laid, and did you go to "Orango" at Disney Hall? Enquiring minds want to know.

Axel Feldheim said...

SFMike: Thank you for your concern. No on both counts, which I suppose is quite lame, seeing as I was 3 blocks from Disney Hall & within throwing distance of porn stars & more all day. If I do this again, I will be sure to book the hotel package instead of taking advantage of free rooms from friends.