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Overview: Clexacon

Clexacon

In-depth fan discussions about pop culture often happen online but last weekend in Las Vegas, the discussions were held face to face.

ClexaCon, modeled after Comic Con, Dragon Con, etc., was held March 3-5 at Bally’s and was billed as the first entertainment and media convention organized for queer women by queer women. The convention’s name comes from the popular lesbian couple Clexa, comprised of Clarke and Lexa, from the CW show “The 100.” Show runners killed off Lexa, in an episode fans only refer to ominously as “307” because it’s the exact episode number when Lexa’s death occurs, that initiated a movement from enraged fans.

More than 2,000 attendees came for the weekend including “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez who made a low-key appearance and quietly sat in on panels.

On day one of the convention, the line wrapped around the hallway with people itching to get inside to kickstart their weekend of panels, workshops and a film festival screening lesbian-centric films.

By Mariah Cooper – Full Story at The Washington Blade

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