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Launch Party for VYM, the drag magazine!

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Event:
Launch Party for VYM, the drag magazine!
Start:
June 12, 2015 7:00 PM
End:
June 12, 2015 10:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Organizer:
Greg
Phone:
646 457 0859
contact@bgsqd.com
Updated:
May 9, 2015
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
646 457 0859
Address:
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
VYM1.LaunchParty.BGSQD

 

Celebrate the art of drag with the launch of VYM Magazine!

VYM, the drag magazine, celebrates its inaugural issue with an evening of readings and performances! VYM is a love letter to the art that exists in (and is inspired by) the world of Drag. Editors Johnny and Sasha Velour believe that a wonderful concept, such as drag, deserves an artful forum dedicated to all its incarnations — from camp and humor, fashion and art, to politics and theory. This new 100 page magazine features comics, essays, illustrations, interviews, photography, poetry, and more from more than 20 of todays most talented independent artists. To start with a bang, Johnny and Sasha asked their contributors to define the indefinable, “What is Drag?” Their answers are as varied and valid as the art itself, and their work reminds that there is no “right way” to do drag.

 

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The evening will feature readings and performances by many of the issue’s contributors including: Crimson Kitty, Lady Winifred, Didi Panache, K. James, Wo Chan, Donald C. Shorter, Jr., and more!

 

L3 Vym Editors portrait
Johnny Velour (Editorial Director) (a.k.a. John Jacob Lee) is a theatre artist and choreographer who has spent most of his career in one form of drag or another. He has toured internationally with Cats and The Wedding Singer.

Sasha Velour (Artistic Director) (a.k.a. Sasha Steinberg) is a comics artist, designer, and drag queen. Sasha holds a BA in Literature from Vassar College, an MFA in Cartooning from CCS, and studied queer arts on a Fulbright Fellowship in Moscow, Russia. He is the creator of the Stonewall comic series. ahsasha.com

 

 

 

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