We both attended the first annual AfroComicCon, and it was the greatest. AfroCon took place in Emeryville, California, it’s Oakland adjacent. This is a convention presented by BLAM, Black, Latino, Asian Manifested. Designed to be inclusive, and provide representation to those in the creative community that can sometimes be over looked. We picked up some new comic books; Victory Children, Indigo Clan and A.R.K. The Panel we attended was an amalgam of two panels, people of color in entertainment and black creatives in comics. The were from many different fields of work from stuntment, to comic book writers.
After the convention the was a pretty smashing after party DJ’d by dope emcee DaRapNerd. Including a fashion show and comedy set.
It was such an experience being a part of the first of this wonderful event. We both attended so many conventions this year, it was good to attend one where quite a large amount of the vendors and attendees have similar hair texture.
Photo Credit Victor Goodwin
Written by Keane Roberson