Black Nerds Expo is a space for attendees to explore and celebrate Black comics, books, art, video games, pop culture, 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.
What sort of things would be great to showcase as a vendor, artist, or representative at the Black Nerds Expo?
If you are a comics vendor, comics and graphic novels concentrating on black superheroes such as Black Panther, Storm, Luke Cage, Black Lightning, Green Lantern, March, Miles Morales Spider-Man, Ironheart, Batwing, Cyborg, Mister Terrific, Vixen, Nubia, Rocket, XS, Tattooed Man, Afro Samurai, and more would be great. Find a list of black superheroes at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_black_superheroes. Books from Toni Morrison, Ben Okri, Karyn Parsons, John Lewis, Alice Walker, Octavia Butler, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michelle Obama and other black authors would also be great. Artwork can be fan-created artwork of current black superheroes and/or original artwork with black and African-American attendees in mind