DC announced as official sponsor of Virtuous Con

February 5, 2021

Press Release
[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – FEBRUARY 5, 2021 Virtuous Con announced today international
comic book publisher DC is an official sponsor and virtual vendor of the virtual convention
launching live worldwide on February 20 and 21 along with several new special guests.
Including Eisner Award-winning artist Alitha Martinez (World of Wakanda, Immortal Wonder
Woman) and Robyn Smith (Wash Day, NUBIA: Real One), who will both join previously
announced guest, award-winning writer L. L. McKinney (A Blade So Black, Immortal Wonder
Woman NUBIA: Real One) on the panel Nubia is Back! The DC Storytellers who
reintroduced Wonder Woman’s Sister. Live host and culture journalist Karama Horne
(SYFYWIRE, theblerdgurlLIVE, NERDIST) will moderate the panel.

Founded by award-winning science fiction writer Cerece Rennie Murphy (The Order of the
Seers, The Wolf Queen), Virtuous Con: Black History Month will feature indie artists and
exhibitors in a live interactive virtual space dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, comic books,
anime and more. “It feels really gratifying to have such an established institution in fandom
coming to Virtuous Con and celebrating the excellence of Black and Brown creators with us!”
Murphy says.

Martinez, Smith and Horne will join previously announced guests YA author Daniel José Older
(Shadowshaper Cypher, Star Wars: The High Republic), artist, editor and founder of
Megascope imprint John Jennings (Black Comix Returns, Kindred: A Graphic Novel), writer
and H1 imprint co-founder Kwanza Osajyefo (BLACK, Ignited) and Nigerian comic creator and
founder of YouNeek Studios Roye Okupe (E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, Malika).

February will not be Virtuous Con’s premiere convention. Murphy successfully beta-tested the
event in October 2020 with a small group of attendees and vendors on the Remo platform,
customized to support the convention. Virtuous Con still has a few tables left for vendors, but
programming space is limited. For details about vending, panels and sponsorship opportunities,
please visit https://virtuouscon.com/

Please follow Virtuous Con on their social channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConVirtuous
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VirtuousCon/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevirtuouscon/

DC, a WarnerMedia Company, creates iconic characters, enduring stories, and immersive
experiences that inspire and entertain audiences of every generation around the world and is
one of the world’s largest publishers of comics and graphic novels. As a creative division, DC is
charged with strategically integrating its stories and characters across film, television, consumer
products, home entertainment, interactive games, DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription
service and community engagement portal. For more information visit dccomics.com and

Virtuous Con is a company created by Cerece Rennie Murphy that produces and hosts
virtual venues, as a vehicle for independent science fiction, fantasy, and comics creators to
grow an audience for their work. Each venue creates an authentic experience for attendees
including virtual “booths” for vendors to interact live with attendees about their products and live
panel rooms to interact in real-time discussions. Murphy created Virtuous Con out of a need to
help many of her creative colleagues and friends whose businesses were adversely affected by
the COVID-19 shutdowns. Especially BIPOC creatives.

Cerece Rennie Murphy is a Washington D.C. native and award-winning science fiction author.
Known for creating The Order of the Seers and The Wolf Queen series, she is also the founder
of the Narazu website and newsletter, as well as Virtuous Con.


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