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WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest

July 1 @ 12:00 am

WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest is happening on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Flushing Town Hall from 10 AM – 5 PM. Women in Comics Collective International, (WinC for short, pronounced “wink”), is an artistic and informative initiative that began in May 2012. Pridefest is free and open to the public. WinC has continued its commitment to making events accessible and inclusive for those who are unable to afford commercial comic cons.

“During WinC Pridefest, guests will have an opportunity to celebrate and hone their creative power, events like these are transformative!” says Regine Sawyer, Curator and Founder of the Women in Comics Collective International.

WinC serves to highlight the merit and craftwork of marginalized voices, especially that of women and Queer folx of color, who work in various industries such as comics, publishing, gaming, media, education, and multimedia.

Confirmed Schedule:

10:30-11:30: Creatives in Comics & Gaming (Panel Sponsored by Priya) – Auditorium

Summary: Join Comic Book & Gaming Artists and Writers as they discuss their careers and what inspires them to create. (Panelists TBD: Alice Meichi Li*, Ivan Velez*, Shurbhra Prakesh*, Alexia Mobair*, and Ram Devineni* )

11:40 – 12:40: Sequential Storytelling Workshop- Meeting Room

Summary: Artist and Writer Savannah Zambrano* will facilitate this workshop on the Art of Sequential Storytelling.

12:50 – 1:50: Writing for Comics Workshop- Garden

Summary: This workshop is an introduction to writing comic book scripts: from idea creation to outlines to full scripts. (Facilitator: Vita Ayala*)

2:00 – 3:00: Pop Culture & Melenated Queerness- Auditorium

Summary: Join Queer Pop Culture, Art. and Journalism professionals in a conversation about the current state of the multimedia industry. (Panelists TBD: Erika Hardison*, Foxy Jazzabelle*, Naima “Queen” Mohammed*, Chris Kindred, and Janicia Francis*)

3:10 – 4:10: Metaphysical Movement: Meditation for the Creative Mind- Garden

Summary: Executive Function and Intuitive Meditation Coach Ilka Pinheiro* will conduct her signature workshop which focuses on meditation practices for melanated and other marginalized peoples.

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, and its creators were recognized by UN Women as champions of gender equality. Learn more about Power of Priya at https://www.priyashakti.com

The event is also sponsored by Flushing Town Hall Arts Grants for Queens 2024. Flushing Town Hall, a venue promoting freedom of speech and expression, supports the arts through grants like the FTH Arts Grants for Queens, fostering multicultural engagement and education in Queens and New York City. Learn more about Flushing Town Hall at https://www.flushingtownhall.org/mission-and-history

Donations fund WinC to ensure 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.

Swagbags are sponsored by Midtown Comics


Flushing Town Hall

Update: Flushing Town Hall has an elevator outage and it will not be available during the show.

Since all programming will be taking place on the second floor- the Artist Market is on the first floor and isn’t affected by this- we have made a Virtual Ticket option available for anyone who cannot physically attend the show. All Virtual Tickets will come with a viewing link, a virtual swag bag, and a list of all Vendors and their website links, which will be sent out via email on the morning of the event.

All panel discussions and workshops will be available for viewing, LIVE on our YouTube channel. Virtual Tickets are Pay-What-You-Will. Click on the button below to get your Virtual Ticket today!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.womenincomicscollective.org/event-details/winc-creative-conference-pridefest


July 1
12:00 am