This past Sunday, AfroComicCon prepared for the 3rd Annual Black Joy Parade! Never heard of the Black Joy Parade? Their mission is to “unite a diverse community by creating a space to express each of our unique contributions to the Black experience”. We will be proudly representing the blerd community!
Now, to create the perfect picture of what took place on Sunday: A handful of cosplayers, including myself, met at a dance studio and began searching through an assortment of costumes and props. After we tried most of everything on and got comfortable in our super skin, the choreography started!
All music superpower themed, we began embodying our superhero within and practiced our choreography, again and again, harder and harder until we got better, faster, and stronger. The choreography practice fulfilled my nerd needs (just for the day) and the three hours were filled with dancing, being extra, and laughter. I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are so excited to show you our costumes, our routine, and march with all of the beautiful people as part of the Black Joy Parade! Join us and fight the power and celebrate the black experience past, present, and future!
We hope to see you this Sunday, February 23rd. The parade starts at 12:30 pm. Bring the kids and stop by “Lil’ Joy”, the fabulous family-friendly play space brought to you by The Oakland A’s and AfroComicCon! Arts & crafts, face painting, book giveaways, gaming workshop & sign up and youth dance workshops – there is something for everyone!
We will be back October 16-18 for another fun year of AfroComicCon – stay tuned! Thank you for your continued support!