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Now in its third year, ClexaCon will take place April 11-15, 2019. Read more below.
Pictured: Dot Marie Jones, Mandalah Rose, and Nicole Pacent
Now in its third year, ClexaCon will take place April 11-April 15, 2019, in Las Vegas, and will once again bring together actresses, directors, producers, writers, comic book illustrators, visual artists, academics and fans from over 40 countries and all 50 U.S. states to celebrate the best of LGBTQ+ TV and film and discuss how to improve representation across all media platforms.
As we keep witnessing the proliferation of the #RepresentationMatters hashtag across social media platforms, the message is clear: we're in desperate need of more diverse voices.
This is why the Con continues to provide educational resources for the LGBTQ+ community to aid in the push for better representation.
And this year SAG-AFTRA, YouTube Space LA, Outfest, and Tello films are teaming up with ClexaCon to help push forward its agenda and commitment to being both a resource and an advocate for the value of diversity, equality, and inclusion. Together they aim to teach and motivate more LGBTQ+ women to participate in creating the stories that actually reflect America's evolving cultural landscape.
ClexaCon 2019 is already expected to have a record-breaking year with an estimated 5,000+ participants. Fans will have a chance to rub elbows and connect with the likes of Annie Briggs (Carmilla), Briana Venskus (Supergirl, The Walking Dead), Caity Lotz (Legends of Tomorrow), Chantal Thuy (Black Lightning), Dominique Provost-Chalkley (Wynonna Earp), Dot Marie Jones (Glee), Elise Bauman (Carmilla), Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time), Jes Macallan (Legends of Tomorrow), Katherine Barrell (Wynonna Earp), Katrina Law (Arrow, Spartacus), Nafessa Williams (Black Lightning), and Natasha Negovanlis (Carmilla), to name a few.
This year's Oscar Nominations are once again a sad reminder that the lack of women representation is still a problem, much less the lack of LGBTQ+ women representation:
No woman nominated for Best Director.
No woman nominated for Cinematography.
No woman nominated for Editing.
No woman nominated for Music.
One woman nominated for Adapted Screenplay.
One woman nominated for Original Screenplay.
The Academy must do better and so do we!