Michael Kirwan, Making Things Uncomfortable (detail), watercolor, markers, pen on paper
IMAGES: Head to Bent-Con for the Geekiest Gay Art

By Christopher Harrity

Originally published on Advocate.com November 08 2013 5:00 AM ET

Bent-Con’s 2013 Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition is made up of artworks created by professional, emerging, and amateur artists alike, each celebrating all things geek.

Entries selected for their 2013 show will be juried by a panel of special convention “Gaylebrities” in various categories. The gallery also features hand-selected artworks from professional artists who have exhibited a commitment to Bent-Con’s vision of promoting and celebrating LGBT contributions in pop culture, sci-fi, horror, comics, fantasy, gaming, and geekdom.

In addition to the Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition, the Gallery Committee is partnering once again with renowned artist Miguel Angel Reyes of the Tom of Finland Foundation to host a series of cosplay figure drawing sessions throughout the convention aptly called Live Action Figure Draw sessions.

Convention doors open at 3 p.m. Friday at the Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center. The gallery reception starts at 7 p.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday

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Mauleo, Angel vs. Demon, digital print

Choklit Daddy, Mickey Tattoo, digital drawing, ink-jet print on photo paper, hand embellishment

Michael Kirwan, Making Things Uncomfortable, watercolor, markers, pen on paper


Dave Davenport, Bentlings, illustration


Max Gnin, Chi Chi La Rue: Queen of Spades, digital print


Christopher J. Armenta, Dead Bear, photography


Robert Paul, Super Fierce, digital print, Flash, Photoshop

Luigi Fraga, Hare and Bear, illustration

Dave Davenport, Wrath, acrylic on canvas

Nick Leonard, SF Faux Queen Pageant: The Sisters Grimm, pen, colored pencil, watercolor

Britton Watkins, Supplication, digitally modified photography

Justice Wainwright, The Song Bird Watches Over You, graphic design print

Donna Barr, Try Outs, ink on paper

Gary Lucia, TWEAKED No. 54, comic strip panel