Black Nerds Expo is a space for attendees to explore and celebrate Black comics, books, art, video games, pop culture, content creation, science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) alongside like-minded individuals. This event is open to everyone!
Here is what the expo will offer:
-Meet people in the art, video game, and comic book industries
-Make new, local friends who like Black pop culture
-Go to presentations from different Black creators and leaders
-Participate in opportunity drawings for active attendees
-Join cosplay, art, and writing contests around Blackness and nerdism
-Learn about upcoming projects and releases information in anime, manga, video games, media, and pop culture
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Why is there a need for a black nerds event?
Could you name at least three black superheroes outside of Black Panther, Storm from the X-men, or Luke Cage? Could you name at least three black authors without searching on Google? Could you name at least one black artist outside of comics? Events such as the Black Nerds Expo is to make aware the existence of black pop culture that isn’t usually shown or celebrated in mainstream media.
Can I exhibit if I'm not a Black exhibitor?
The purpose of the Black Nerds Expo is to showcase Black-created work and content since events such as these are offered sparingly for the Black community in San Diego. There are some exhibitors who have partnered with Black allies and exhibited, which is fine. If you are still looking to be a part of the Black Nerds Expo, consider becoming a volunteer. Also, we do have a souvenir booklet where you can advertise your business or organizer for free.
Will this convention be in-person?
Not this year. To help prevent the spread of COVID and the Omicron variants, it's been decided to hold this convention online for a second time this year.