WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE LOUNGE?
Looking to decompress and recharge? Need a break from the Show Floor? We’ve got you covered! Come hang out on comfy bubble chairs, snack on candy, chat, blow some bubbles and relax! We’ll even hook you up with some fun giveaways.
Feeling creative? Come add your artistic flair to our interactive art murals and hang and express yourself creatively. It’s a great way to de-stress and have fun!
We’ve created a fun photo op space filled with interactive props. You can also take a stand against LGBTQ+ bullying by taking a pic with our rainbow FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BULLY sign and posting it on social to show your support.
Challenge your friends or meet some new ones! We’ve got board games, card games, and consoles set up and ready for you to play.
PANEL: HISTORY OF DRAG & COSPLAY
We’re bringing together award-winning professional drag artists and talented cosplay artists to chat about the history of drag and cosplay and how the communities intersect. Cosplay and drag have distinctly queer audiences, and the overlap between them is unique, thriving, and proud! Come join the conversation.
Presented by Free2Luv:
We’re an award-winning national nonprofit that’s all about utilizing the arts and conversation to empower and support youth struggling with identity, mental health, self-harm, and bullying. We’re addressing the mental health crisis by successfully providing safe spaces and tools for youth to thrive, express themselves creatively, become more confident and compassionate, and turn their pain into power and purpose. We provide all of our programming to under-represented and under-resourced youth free of charge.