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.

Publishing Diverse Children’s Picture Books

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

Blerds in the Hood

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

Quirktastic on Creating Community

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

One on One with Godfrey

Stand up comedian and actor, Jay Washington sits and talks with fellow comedian actor and iconic personality Godfrey Danchimah

Concept Art for Games

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

BLACKAF Roundtable

An honest conversation between black creatives within the tabletop & gaming communities about the realities of racism & prejudices they face within said communities

The Art of Game Design:

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

The Many Faces of Code

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

How video games are made – a discussion about the process of how games are made and careers in game developement

What is Melanin Gamers

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

AfroComicCon Guests

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.

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Fashion Show

Artist Demonstrations


Gaming Demos

Film Festival

Vendor Expo

Hands-On Workshops

Coding Demonstrations

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