15 JUNE 2015
In March I posted about a new LGBTQ Con in Brooklyn called FlameCon. Saturday was its inaugural run and while I wasn't there, I have heard only glowing things about it. 2200 people showed up and according to this Mary Sue article that shared a statement from the founder, vendors had higher sales in 6 hours than they do at NYCC.
The takeaway here: if you're looking for a Comic Con for the queer community, consider this next year. Young Cons grow fast these days so don't write this off as too small. It's a safe bet that next year will be even bigger and better, and that this will become a popular choice for East Coast LGBTQ nerds and their friends.