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This past weekend (March 3-5) was the first ever ClexaCon, a convention for LGBTQ women in media and their allies. Named after Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Lexa (Alycia Debnam-Carey) of The 100, the con aimed to bring fans together to discuss the importance of representation and enable them to meet some of the people who have brought their favorite characters to the screen. Over 2,000 people attended the con and despite the fact that it was born from a TV tragedy, the vibe was anything but. People from all over the world were in attendance, many going to meet their online friends for the first time. There was a real sense of community and safety, a too rare feeling outside of LGBTQ spaces.

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