Malandro Mandingo

Official teacher of the Filhos de Bimba School of Capoeira Malandro Mandingo Professor Malandro, the first African-American to be recognized as an official teacher of the Filhos de Bimba School of Capoeira, is bringing high energy and kinetic excitement to this year’s AfroComicCon. Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines fighting, dance, and acrobatics was …

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Yule Caise

Award winning Writer, Director and Producer Yule Caise Yule Caise is an award winning Writer, Director and Producer of Film, Television and New Media. Recently he was a Writer-Producer on BET’s “Tales,” a scripted Hip Hop anthology series. Caise is a winner of the WGA West 2014 TV Writers Access Project, and was the winner …

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Aaron Coney

Graphic Designer and Talent Manager Aaron Coney Aaron Coney is a Graphic Designer and Talent Manager born and raised in Detroit, MI. With 10+ years of experience, Aaron has crafted a valued expertise in building relationships as well as brand building and creating impressive promotional material from concept to completion. After graduating from Western Michigan …

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Jessica Robinson

Active and impactful environmental leader in the Bay Area Jessica Robinson Jessica Jane Robinson has been a zero-waste practitioner and active and impactful environmental leader in the Bay Area for over a decade and has served as Vice President of the Northern California Recycling Association since 2018, and as treasurer from 2013-2016. Ms. Robinson has …

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Patrick Francis Waters

Entertainer, writer, musician and award winning oil painter. Patrick Francis Waters When I write books, I am Inejiro Koizumi. When I make music, I am DEEProy. When I paint paintings, I am Ushikawa Kesaku. I was born in New Orleans, raised in San Leandro, and schooled in San Francisco. I have written and published 11 …

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Kenneth Daniels

Cosplayian Royalty Kenneth Daniels (Spideyko_Cosplay) A Cali native born in the Bay Area, a nerd since a kid collecting comics ,toys and cartoons it was only right was cosplay in 2013, that's when Cosplayian Royalty started after a few years he left and became Spideyko_Cosplay he is most known for Spidey and Black Panther but …

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Shawn Taylor

Founding author of The Nerds of Color and a co-founder of the Black Comix Arts Festival Shawn Taylor Shawn is scholar, writer, and university lecturer of Afrofuturism, pop culture, propaganda, the African Diaspora, fandom, Caribbean art and aesthetics, mythology and folklore. He’s a founding author of The Nerds of Color and a co-founder of the …

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Ry-El Nagasta

Graphic novel author Ry-El Nagasta Ry-El Nagasta is the author of the graphic novels INDIGO CLAN chapter 1 and 2, KARAST Warrior Priesthood, and the soon to be published Terakatron, all featuring people of color and published under the self-owned Triple Optic Publishing. After more than a decade of research and experiences with mystical, spiritual, …

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Jedd Goble

Independent game developer Jedd Goble Jedd is an Oakland-based independent game developer with a focus on unique mobile games. His last release, Gravity Dash, was featured on Apple App Store’s “New Games We Love.” Moving forward, he is exploring new technologies including AR, VR, and location-based gameplay. Buy Tickets Now!!!

Kyle Kate Dudley

Kyle Kate Dudley is an attorney and movement artist. Kyle Kate Dudley Kyle Kate Dudley is the Assistant Director and Interim Lawyer Referral and Information Service Director of California Lawyers for the Arts. She is an attorney and movement artist based in Oakland, California. She has worked in civil legal aid, poverty law, and youth …

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