Facebook and Instagram will now be a presenting sponsor of ClexaCon 2022, the largest event highlighting LGBTQ+ representation for women, trans and non-binary people in the entertainment industry.
After successful conventions in Las Vegas and London, ClexaCon’s sixth in-person convention will be held for the first time in California on August 26-28. The celebrity-lined annual event brings together audiences and professionals from around the world.
ClexaCon 2022 will facilitate discourse on how the future of entertainment can ensure diversity and inclusion for LGBTQ+ women, trans and gender-non-confirming people.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Facebook and Instagram to highlight LGBTQ+ creators on those platforms and provide tips and information for aspiring creators about how best to use the platforms to create and share their work,” says Ashley Arnold, founder and co-producer of ClexaCon.
The event will also feature a full roster of network television stars cast in LGBTQ+ roles including Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Sarah Catherine Hook and Imani Lewis (First Kill), Janina Gavankar (True Blood, The Morning Show), and Javicia Leslie and Meagan Tandy (Batwoman), just to name a few.
Filmmakers, TV writers, authors, artists, podcasters and other entertainment industry professionals will host panels and workshops for established and up-and-coming creatives to help develop the pipeline of LGBTQ+ professionals in the entertainment industry.
“I’m particularly excited about the VR and technology conversations that will be taking place at ClexaCon this year and excited to showcase some LGBTQ+ filmmakers who are working in these cutting-edge fields,” explains Danielle Jablonski, co-founder of ClexaCon. “It’s important to ensure that LGBTQ+ women and trans and non-binary people have access to these technologies and are included from the ground up as the Metaverse grows.”
ClexaCon speakers will address key questions including how to ensure diversity and inclusion in the growing Metaverse. Another important discussion will be how to increase diversity on TV when many LGBTQ+ female-led shows have recently been canceled, including Batwoman, Legends of Tomorrow, Gentleman Jack, and First Kill.
Other event highlights include an LGBTQ+ day at Disneyland, film screenings, a burlesque performance, networking events, parties, and a vendor floor featuring artists and businesses. For more information on ClexaCon, visit www.clexacon.com.