Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Josh Trujillo & Mister Loki Explore Queer Comics History at geekOUTucr

Josh Trulli (left) and Mister Loki (right)
Writer Josh Trujillo and artist Mister Loki, two Southern California creators making their mark in the comics community, will present on the History of Queer Comics at geekOUTucr on Saturday, February 17, 2018. They will also be exhibiting at this free queer comic-con.


Josh Trujillo is the writer and creator of LOVE MACHINES, DEATH SAVES, and DECLARATION. He writes about history, humor, romance, and gaming. Trujillo's work is featured in the 2017 Eisner-winning LOVE IS LOVE. By day he writes for Telltale Games, on titles like MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Visit joshtrujillo.com and @LostHisKeysMan

Mister Loki is an API queer comics artist who works part time as a pediatric bone marrow transplant nurse. His work focuses on increasing queer and racial representation in fantasy. He is the creator of IF THERE BE MAGIC and THOSE SPACES BETWEEN. He is currently working on UNTIL THE LAST DOG DIES, a queer 1920s comic about werewolf dog fighting and the lengths that one is willing to go for family. Visit misterloki.com and @MisterLokiDoki

Reserve your free geekOUTucr tickets now via Eventbrite.

Are you a creator who'd like to sell items or share your creations at geekOUTucr? Complete the Casual Exhibitor form now.

geekOUTucr is presented by UCR's LGBT Resource Center, Associated Students Program Board, and by 4 Color Fantasies comic bookstore.

Love Machines (L) by Josh Trujillo and comics illustration (R) by Mister Loki.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Gabby Rivera, writer for Marvel's America Chavez superhero, to speak at geekOUTucr

Gabby Rivera - Photo credit: Julieta Salgado

Gabby Rivera, writer of the Marvel series America — featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero, ever — will speak at geekOUTucr, a free queer comic-con on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the University of California, Riverside.

Gabby Rivera is a young, charming speaker dedicated to empowering women and improving our marginalized communities. She’s currently making major waves for her Marvel series starring America Chavez: a queer, Latinx superhero who’s been written and designed, crucially, by a queer Latinx. And while the series is “definitely going to tackle America’s ancestry and ethnicity,” Rivera tells The Washington Post, it’s also a comic book aimed at wide appeal: committed to snappy one-liners, blowing stuff up, and beating up the bad guys, naturally. Visit gabbyrivera.com or @QuirkyRican.

Reserve your free geekOUTucr tickets now via Eventbrite.

Are you a creator who'd like to sell items or share your creations at geekOUTucr? Complete the Casual Exhibitor form now.

geekOUTucr is presented by UCR's LGBT Resource Center, Associated Students Program Board, and by 4 Color Fantasies comic bookstore.






Monday, December 11, 2017

Tee Franklin, creator of Bingo Love, to speak at geekOUTucr


 


Tee Franklin, whose graphic novella Bingo Love will be published by Image Comics on Valentine's Day 2018, will speak at geekOUTucr, UC Riverside's free queer comic-con on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Tee Franklin is a Queer disabled Black woman who writes comics: The Outfit (Nailbiter #27), A Blazin' (in the Ignatz award winning Elements Anthology), Tears (in the Eisner-winning and New York Times Best Selling Love is Love), and the Queer romance graphic novella, Bingo Love.

Franklin won the 2017 Queer Press Grant for Bingo Love and raised almost $60k for this graphic novella via Kickstarter. Franklin created her own publishing company, Inclusive Press, in order to publish her own comics, as well as comics by other marginalized creators. Franklin fights for inclusion in comics, no matter the risks, as she hopes that the next generation of marginalized comic creators won't have to put up with what's been happening for the past 75+ years.

Reserve your free geekOUTucr tickets now via Eventbrite.

Are you a creator who'd like to sell items or share your creations at geekOUTucr? Complete the Casual Exhibitor form now.

geekOUTucr is presented by UCR's LGBT Resource Center, Associated Students Program Board, and by 4 Color Fantasies comic bookstore.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Free tickets now available for geek OUT ucr

Tickets to attend geek OUT ucr are now available for free with pre-registration via Eventbrite 

Click here to reserve your free ticket!

UC Riverside's queer comic-con, geek OUT ucr, is open to the public. Join us from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in the Highlander Union Building (HUB).

geek OUT ucr is presented by UCR's LGBT Resource Center and 4 Color Fantasies, with support from the Highlander Empowerment Referendum.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Artist/Creator Exhibitor Applications Now Open


Be a part of geek OUT ucr by sharing or selling your queer creations! Applications are now open for casual exhibitors. Accepted exhibitors will not be charged a fee, but must follow all policies and sign an agreement that includes a liability waiver. If you hold a Vendor's Licence because your business is selling items routinely to the public, please contact nancy.tubbs@ucr.edu to learn more about required campus paperwork and insurance.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Josh Trujillo & Mister Loki Explore Queer Comics History at geekOUTucr

Josh Trulli (left) and Mister Loki (right) Writer Josh Trujillo and artist Mister Loki, two Southern California creators making their m...

geek OUT ucr lands February 17, 2018