Geek out, go, read, scream, watch, wherq, and party with the seven things that are everything this week.
New York City's first queer comic con, Flame Con, is approaching faster than a speeding bullet. Taking place Saturday, June 13, at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, the geektastic extravaganza boasts a full day of exhibitions, performances, costumes, forums, and art -- all with a queer-positive bent. A fabulous list of guests will also be in attendance, including comic book superstar artist and writer Phil Jimenez, Marvel Comics editor Daniel Ketchum, and the original male scream queen himself -- Nightmare on Elm Street 2's Mark Patton. Grab your tickets for the convention here and flame on!
Blonde, Featuring Alex Newell, "All Cried Out" Remixes
Just in time for Pride, deep house production duo Blonde have released a remix bundle of their fierce track "All Cried Out," featuring Alex Newell. Grab your cha-cha heels and listen to the original as well as the serving of remix realness below. We dare you not to move.
The remake of the 1982 horror classic begins haunting movie theaters around the country today. Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Kennedi Clements, Poltergeist will ensure that a new generation never looks at clowns the same way again while reminding moviegoers of all ages to "stay away from the light!"
Rainbow Fashion Week
Get your tickets now for Rainbow Fashion Week, June 19-26 in New York City, showcasing hip, edgy styles designed for us and by us. It's eight days of fashion shows and parties, but with a message: Each event is tied to a social responsibility campaign on some relevant issue, such as bullying, marriage equality, domestic violence, or justice for transgender people. Find out more and order tickets here,
and watch a commercial below.
gets another dawning next Thursday on ABC, with a new drama of that name starring David Duchnovny. The X-Files
alum portrays a Los Angeles police officer who finds himself accidentally on the trail of Charles Manson in 1967, just before Manson became one of America's most notorious killers. Peace, love, and murder, man. Watch the trailer below.
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
With Pride season coming on, Ann Bausum's Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights
offers an engaging history lesson on how it all began. The book is written for a teen audience, but grown-ups will learn something too. "Readers coming of age at a time when state after state is beginning to celebrate gay marriage will be astonished to return to a time when it was a crime for a man to wear a dress," noted the journal Kirkus Reviews.
Order it here
or pick it up at your local bookstore.DC Black Pride
It's Memorial Day Weekend, y'all! And in Washington, D.C., that means barbecues, beers, and DC Black Pride. Enjoy days of parties, panels, poetry, and even a film festival, most of which take place at the Grand Hyatt Washington. See a full schedule of events here