Black Nerds Expo is a space for attendees to explore and celebrate black comics, books, art, video games, and pop culture 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
-Participate in opportunity drawings for active attendees
-Take Instagram-worthy photos at the photo booth
-Day-of point card to collect comics-related stickers and prizes
-Learn about upcoming projects and releases information in anime, manga, video games, media, and pop culture
We're looking for sponsors! This is a good option for an organization or business looking to promote their brand and improve their public image.
BOOM! Studios is an American publisher of comics, graphic novels, art books, and more. Home to KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and @Archaia imprints.
Committed to inspiring comic book enthusiasts and coffee fanatics alike to raise the coffee bar standard on what a modern comic shop can offer. PANELS is here to break the stereotype of conventional comic shops by acting as an intermediary for coffee consumers potentially interested in comic books and graphic novels.
Please park in the student stalls (NOT marked "staff") in parking lots 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, and 3C.
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 bring as a vendor, artist, or representative to 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