Let's kick off the Black Nerds Expo!
This presentation covers the history, resilience, and value of Black creativity through the medium of comic books. Majella Mark will present how people of African descent evolved from storytelling (about the first superheroes), to the first comic created by African Americans, to where we are now as players in the market. As the $1.3 billion industry continue to expand, exceed expectations and explore more diverse perspectives, Black people are now more involved than ever, but are we getting the financial gains for our creativity?
An introduction/overview of Afrofuturism and discussion of its possibilities for entertainment, entrepreneurship, and enlightenment by Dr. LaWana Richmond, founder of Afro Con SD, cofounder and organizer of Afrofuturism Lounge, and creator of Afrofuturism Dream Tank, and treasurer for DETOUR Empowers.
Learn what NFTs (Non Fungible Tokens) are and the various platforms to add your digital assets. An NFT is a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos. They are bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency, and they are generally encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptos.
Special guests, Sharmane Fury and Shawnbay Jones of the BLERDcoMIXED Podcast, share who they are, their nerdom history, and how the podcast came about. This video is explicit as there is cursing and sensitive topics.
Quantal Langford is under the belief that each person has those little seeds of ideas that could blossom into something beautiful. Books, designs, movies, podcasts, characters. If there's something that you would love to see in the world, you may be the solution to that problem. In this presentation, Quantal wants to use examples from the various properties, characters, and design work he has developed and to show how you can build a career/business from what you love.
Watch the Black nerds interview Claude Jones (San Diego Tech Hub)!
SAG actor and Good Burger cosplayer Kal Smith will showcase his experiences and tips for cosplaying, acting, and TikToking.
Watch the Black nerds interview Harry Lennix (The Blacklist, Zack Snyder's Justice League)!
Ready to test how much you know about Black nerds? Join the creator and organizer for the Black Nerds Expo on trivia ranging from video games to pop culture.
Watch the Black nerds interview Shelby Jacobs, African-American Aerospace engineer!
Who won one of the contests? Find out here! Plus, check out some upcoming announcements!
Explore the concept of the multiverse through the eyes of a self-professed Black nerd and comic researcher, Professor Prescott, as he discusses the multiverse and its multicultural characters that allow representation in the world of nerds.