A VIRTUAL USER EXPERIENCE

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 2020 Reloaded 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!

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.

Also, 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 is 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.

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AfroComicCon 2020 Tracks

We have over 60 hours of workshops and panel discussions lead by industry professionals!  Select a track below to view available programs.

  • All Tracks
  • Animation
  • Anime
  • Comic Book
  • FLASH
  • Gaming
  • Hollywood Production
  • Production
  • Social Justice
  • Special
  • Writing
All Tracks
  • All Tracks
  • Animation
  • Anime
  • Comic Book
  • FLASH
  • Gaming
  • Hollywood Production
  • Production
  • Social Justice
  • Special
  • Writing
PanelWriting

Social Commentary in Horror Panel

Comic Book

Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining

Hip-Hop and comics exist in constant communication: namehecking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences. In this program, creators and innovators …

Comic Book

THE SPIRIT UNIVERSE OF AFRICAN COMICS – VORTEX247.COM

A data driven Panel series giving insight into the growing comic scene in Africa looking into narratives in different regions from Africa’s best comic creators and professionals by VORTEX CORP.

Comic Book

The Comic Book Spectrum: Black Women in Comics

Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that serves to highlight the work and merit of marginalized people working in the comic book industry; especially that of Women and …

Comic Book

Why Afrofuturism Matters

A Discussion of why Afrofuturism Matters in Black Speculative Fiction. Following the success of Black Panther, why this genre is so important currently, the benefits of it being produced by …

Comic Book

Create Your Character

Join Dill in creating your own original character, from initial design to backstory and personality.

Anime

Anime Illustration Tutorial – Clip Studio Paint Sponsored by Wacom

A workshop on how I create my artwork.

Animation

Designing Character

Watch concept artist/illustrator Jordan McCreacken-Foster as he shows how to design a character from start to finsih. In this workshop, Jordan discusses his process demonstrating how he uses reference boards, …

AnimationLecture and Demo

Zulu Ink Wash

Robert deomonstrates how tto do a quick sketch, then I flush it out with ink. Lastly, I show how to create a water color look in photoshop. I did a …

Animation

The Story of SOUL

Join Pixar Animation Studios Story Artist Michael Yates as he discusses his background, professional path, and gives you an inside look at the story process for Disney and Pixar’s newest …

Special

The spectacular laughter, entertainment panel

Animation

Entrepreneurial journey into animation, Advertising, Design, and Tech

The motivation, the ways and the means to get there may be varied but are there a set of prerequisites to make it in the world of high tech and …

Animation

Future X

Developing an animated show from A to Z

Animation

60 FRAMES PER SECOND

An insight into the production pipeline and process when producing ORANGE CITY

Animation

The first steps of Visual Storytelling – Story Boarding is the foundation of Animation

The Copeland Brothers life and times through Story Boarding! Find out how two brothers who loved to draw became directors of Marvel and DC animated films and are now directors …

AfroComicCon 2020 Guests

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Through Dec. 31st

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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