WinC Creative Conference: Pridefest 2024

On Saturday, June 29, 2024, Women in Comics Collective International (WinC for short, pronounced “wink”) is hosting a Creative Conference: Pridefest at Flushing Town Hall in NYC from 10 AM to 5 PM.

WinC started in May 2012 as an artistic and informative initiative serving to highlight the merit and craftwork of marginalized voices. They focus especially on women, gender non-conforming, and Queer folx of color, who work in various industries, such as comics, publishing, gaming, media, education, and multimedia.


WinC’s Pridefest is free and open to the public, a testament to their commitment of keeping events accessible and inclusive to those who cannot afford commercial comic cons. The general admission comes with a standard swag bag, while the VIP ticket is $15 with a deluxe swag bag included. Individuals are also free to purchase a ticket of any price, counted as a donation to WinC to help them put on more events in the future.


“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.

Official artwork, Regine Sawyer, Curator and Founder of the Women in Comics Collective International.

Join WinC for a day of workshops and panels designed to inspire creatives!


Preliminary Agenda:


10:30-11:30: Creatives in Comics & Gaming
Summary: Join comic book artists, gaming artists and writers in a panel sponsored by Priya. Panelists will discuss their careers and what inspires them to create. (Potential panelists include: 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 will facilitate this workshop on the Art of Sequential Storytelling.

12:50 – 1:50: Writing for Comics Workshop
Summary: Join Facilitator Vita Ayala in a workshop that provides an introduction to writing comic book scripts, from idea creation to outlines to full scripts.

2:00 – 3:00: Pop Culture & Melenated Queerness
Summary: Join Queer Pop Culture and Journalism professionals in a conversation about the current state of the multimedia industry. (Potential panelists include: 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 will conduct her signature workshop which focuses on meditation practices for melanated and other marginalized peoples.



Flushing Town Hall

137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354



10:00 am-5:00pm

Keep an eye out on their official event page (linked at the top) for an official event schedule and exhibitor list coming soon!

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

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

About Hailey Watkins

Hailey is a self-proclaimed bookworm and writer. While she loves to read fantasy or slice-of-life the most, their heart belongs truly to the Warrior cats book series. She has collected and read all of the books in the nearly 100-book-long (and counting) series. She's also a fan of reading Webtoons, graphic novels, and manga, as well as watching anime. When they're not writing about fandom, their day job is as a substitute teacher.

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