Pride Lounge

Welcome to the Pride Lounge! We are happy to have you here. This year in the Pride Lounge at New York Comic Con you can find items like…

  • The 18th Anniversary Mean Girls Meetup
  • Queer Creators Working in the Comic Industry
  • Queer Pop Culture Trivia
  •  RuPaul’s Drag Race Panel
  • …and a performance from the one and only Peppermint!

Check out the full schedule of events located in the NYCC Panel Guide! Or learn about a few panels below:

MEAN GIRLS 18th Anniversary | Friday, October 7 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Daniel Franzese will be signing authographs.

Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Daniel Franzese is an actor/comedian of Italian American decent, Daniel Franzese is best known for his interesting and daring performances in breakthrough films: from his debut role in the intense Larry Clark drama Bully, his surprisingly dark turn in 2010's update of the highly controversial I Spit on Your Grave. but cemented his gay icon status with his breakout starring role in Tina Fey's mega hit comedy Mean Girls as Damian. Lauded as one of the most influential queer characters in film history, Damian was the first time a queer teen of size who was ever comfortable in his own skin on screen. Daniel's subtle and hilarious performance is often credited with helping an entire generation of kids who felt different be able to find themselves. In a heartfelt letter to his fictional character Damian, Franzese publicly came out in 2014 trending worldwide.

Falling for the Queer Femme Fatale | Friday, October 7 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

As we mark the 30th Anniversary of Harley Quinn, Geeks OUT gathers a few of our favorite creators and artists to discuss some of the dangerous queer femme characters in comics including (but not exclusively) Harley & Ivy, and why we love them. Featuring: Amy Chu, Sam Johns, Stephanie Williams, and Tana Ford.