Black Nerds Expo

Black Nerds Expo

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Saturday, February 29, 2020

10AM - 4PM

Student Center (Bldg. 3400)

MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056 

About Black Nerds Expo

 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.

Current Sponsors

The Student Equity Department assists in coordinating equity-inclusive events.

MiraCosta College Student Equity

Say something interesting about your business here.

Black Bear Cat Press

Black Bear Cat Press

 Black Bear Cat Press is a black-owned business that creates artwork, marketing materials, and creative solutions while giving back to local communities. 


Raising Canes

Raising Cane’s is a restaurant company that has ONE LOVE- quality chicken finger meals. Cane’s is known for its great crew, cool culture, and active community involvement.  

IDW Publishing

IDW Publishing

 IDW Publishing is an American publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, and comic strip collections based in San Diego, CA.  

BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios

 BOOM! Studios is an American publisher of comics, graphic novels, art books, and more. Home to KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and @Archaia imprints.  


Panels Comic Book Cafe

 ​​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.  

Chandra Clark Designs

Chandra Clark Designs

 Chandra Clark Designs® is a footwear design service that specializes in creating unique shoe art for every occasion. 

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Black Nerds Expo

1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056


Saturday 10AM - 4PM


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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 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