A VIRTUAL USER EXPERIENCE
OCTOBER 24, 2020
AfroComicCon is a Fun, Educational, and Interactive Event for the whole family!
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC) will be held virtually and free to the public via the AfrocomicCon website. AfroComicCon will be a day full of exciting panels, screenings of the AFCC International Film Festival winners, entertainment, gaming, cosplay, and special guests, as well as a virtual marketplace!
AfroComicCon 2020 Programming
Panels are scheduled across multiple interests including Comics, Writing, Animation, Fitness, Social Justice and Writing. Each panel will be hosted by a thought leader in each discipline including celebrity guests, industry experts, and creatives. In addition, participants and fans of all ages will enjoy entertainment throughout the day. Including a Live DJ stream, a Gaming tournament, Film Festival, musical guests, and a Virtual Cosplay Competition.
AfroComicCon’s goal will be to provide a welcoming and safe virtual space for underrepresented nerds of color. Regardless of age, gender identity, sexual preference, religious beliefs, or special needs, all are invited to celebrate science-fiction, fantasy, comic books, gaming, and more in this special virtual event.
An award winning African-American children’s book author and an independent illustrator will discuss the benefits and challenges of sending your children’s picture book into the world. Discussions will include: Best
In this conversation, award-winning authors Aya de Leon and Torrey Maldonado will discuss the role of magic, fantasy, science fiction and comic book fandom in their young adult, middle grade
At Wakanda Dream Lab, we believe that worldbuilders harvest the abundant, radical imaginations to manifest what once seemed impossible into an irresistible inevitability. These are the times for new dreams,
The Resident Super Villain, Jay Washington and The Swaggy Blerd, Winston A. Marshall are bringing you a new perspective of pop culture, sports and more from a black nerd or
HNIC to discuss the importance of promoting black voices across all types of media and how best to support the ever growing number of black creatives.
A discussion on the new representation standards implemented by the film Academy to better reflect the diversity of the movie going audience
How a search for Black film editors caused a firestorm on Facebook and what we are doing about it now!
In a nation projected to be “majority minority” by 2045, visionary executives realize that their economic future depends on having a diverse employee base to produce products and services that
Quirktastic has grown from a content creation collective into a company focused on creating community with our app. We want to share how that change came to be and how
This panel opens up the discussion on how societal pressures attempt to throw Black creators (whether it’s an artist, performer, music writer, etc.) in if not one, few limiting categories.
From the early Pioneers to AfroComicCon: Black Comic Cons past present and future!
4 years ago Marvel’s Luke Cage broke Netflix. This is a discussion with the award-wining showrunner and the team behind the show that made history, and laid the groundwork for
A talk with film and TV actors who have had a long career in LA and NYC
What’s the key to creating lasting success in Hollywood? First, it’s honing your craft. Second, it’s knowing the difference between “Breaking in” and “Making it last”. Third… well you’ll just
Stand up comedian and actor, Jay Washington sits and talks with fellow comedian actor and iconic personality Godfrey Danchimah
conversations with musicians and composers about scoring for film
Learn about the art of writing and producing web series and how to to leverage this strategy to break into Hollywood! You’ll get to hear from Moon Ferguson, Creator of
This intro to Concept Art for Games, takes a look at how concept art is used in video games, which skills, and techniques, and what it takes to be successful
An honest conversation between black creatives within the tabletop & gaming communities about the realities of racism & prejudices they face within said communities
Two professional video game designers will take you on a jouney through their lives from childhood through to working at companies like Namaco, Sega, and Activision. Get inspired by their
Game designers and game programmers share stories about how they use code. They talk about differences and similarites in how code fits into their respective workflows.
How video games are made – a discussion about the process of how games are made and careers in game developement
Melanin Gamers is dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in the video games industry. It is more than a gaming community it is a show of support, a cry for
One of the biggest areas in need of creative people, in gaming, is in the development of User Interface and User Experience design or UI/UX. UI/UX is a term that
Discover the AfroComicCon Podcast!
Tune in to the latest in Black creativity, Afro-Future, Sci-Fi, Music, Comics, and Art! The AfroComicCon podcast is the place to hear creators and learn about their about upcoming projects.
Join notable host Greg Bridges as he has in-depth and revealing interviews with black visionaries. Our on-air personalities bring you insight and perspective on the afrocentric creativity highway.
Enjoy current events, cultural commentary along with entertainment news and headlines through the lens of blackness.
We are proud to officially announce the AfroComicCon 2020 International Virtual Film Festival. A showcase of contemporary and interactive works of visual art showcasing films that reflect a number
Jason Austin is a well-known artist and entrepreneur from Vallejo CA. Fueled by his fascination with people, Jason’s art has been featured in Art Business News and shown in Los
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