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The Women in Comics Collective International (WinC) Creative Conference: Pridefest Set for June 29, 2024 at Flushing Town Hall

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, New York – May 2024

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Save the Date! WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest on June 29, 2024

WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest is set to take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Flushing Town Hall from 10 AM – 5 PM. The Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), pronounced “wink,” began in May 2012 as an artistic and informative initiative. Pridefest is free and open to the public, continuing WinC’s commitment to accessibility and inclusivity for those unable to afford commercial comic cons.

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“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 highlights the merit and craftwork of marginalized voices, especially women and Queer folx of color, working in various industries such as comics, publishing, gaming, media, education, and multimedia.

Join WinC for a Day of Inspiring Workshops and Panels

Preliminary Agenda:

  • 10:30-11:30: Creatives in Comics & Gaming
  • Summary: Comic book artists and gaming artists/writers discuss their careers and inspirations.
  • Panelists: Alice Meichi Li, Ivan Velez, Shurbhra Prakesh, Alexia Mobair, and Ram Devineni
  • 11:40-12:40: Sequential Storytelling Workshop
  • Summary: Artist and Writer Savannah Zambrano facilitates a workshop on the art of sequential storytelling.
  • 12:50-1:50: Writing for Comics Workshop
  • Summary: Facilitator Vita Ayala introduces writing comic book scripts, from idea creation to full scripts.
  • 2:00-3:00: Pop Culture & Melanated Queerness
  • Summary: Queer Pop Culture and Journalism professionals discuss the current state of the multimedia industry.
  • Panelists: Valerie Complex, Jazmine Keitt, Greg Anderson Elysee, and Janicia Francis
  • 3:10-4:10: Metaphysical Movement: Meditation for the Creative Mind
  • Summary: Executive Function and Intuitive Meditation Coach Ilka Pinheiro conducts a workshop on meditation practices for melanated and other marginalized peoples.
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Event Sponsorship and Support

The WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest is sponsored by the Power of Priya via a grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). 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 Priya Shakti.

The event is also sponsored by Flushing Town Hall Arts Grants for Queens 2024. Flushing Town Hall promotes freedom of speech and expression, supporting the arts through grants like FTH Arts Grants for Queens, fostering multicultural engagement and education in Queens and New York City. Learn more about Flushing Town Hall at Flushing Town Hall.

Donations fund WinC to ensure accessibility to events like Pridefest.

Tickets and Admission

  • General Admission: Free, includes a standard swag bag
  • VIP Ticket: $15, includes a deluxe swag bag

Purchase tickets here: WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest

Event Details

  • Address:
  • Flushing Town Hall
  • 137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354
  • Time:
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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About WinC

Women in Comics Collective International (WinC) is an artistic and informative initiative that began in May 2012. WinC highlights the merit and craftwork of marginalized voices, especially women and Queer folx of color, in comics, publishing, gaming, media, education, and multimedia.

About Regine L. Sawyer

Regine L. Sawyer is a comic book writer, publisher, and editor based in NYC. She is the Coordinator and Founder of the Women in Comics Collective International (WinC), an organization supporting Women and Gender Non-Conforming folx of Color in the Comic Book and Multimedia Industry. Regine has written for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Time Magazine, Oni Press, The Freelancer’s Union, Comic Book Resources, Graphic Policy, and more.

Head of Content // Blerds out about: Video Games, Anime, Comics, Cartoons, Movies

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