Queer Comics Expo will return for the sixth time on Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17 online hosted by the Cartoon Art Museum streaming on multiple platforms. The application is now open for exhibiting queer cartoonists artist alley, related merchants, and streaming program proposals at cartoonart.org/qcexpo. Applications are due by Friday, May 1, 2020 at 11:55pm.
“The museum has pivoted very quickly and has had the ability to learn and benefit from our partnership in running QuaranCon twice so far with Sac Geeks, a fan volunteer run organization based in Sacramento, CA. We know what we can improve together and what works. We look forward to their promotional partnership with the Queer Comic Expo. I’m very excited to be able to facility QCE in this online capacity to give our queer community a chance to reconnect and call attention to supporting artists who’s regular avenues for income are being cancelled or postponed.” said Cartoon Art Museum Program Coordinator and QCE co-founder Nina Taylor Kester.
There is no cost to participate in QCE 2020 online. To become a QCE program streamer you will need to feel comfortable streaming live online. Artist Alley exhibitors will be displayed as a collection of representational images with links to creators, their web presence and shops and will be spotlighted during streaming throughout the day. Those applying may participate as both a Streamer/Programs and be listed in Artist Alley/Exhibitors. Applicants will hear back approvals on a rolling basis first come first serve.
Once shelter-in-place is lifted and it is safe to have large gatherings a separate Queer Comics Expo event will take place at the Cartoon Art Museum, 781 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109, in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
A program will be posted to the public at cartoonart.org/qcexpo and on social media 48 hours or earlier prior to the event starting so followers can get excited and plan to see what they are most interested in.