Towson, MD – April 10th / The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC, Inc.), which sponsors Philadelphia’s premiere Black comic book convention each May, powers The Towson University Black Comic Book Mini-Con. This event will be coming to you live and online broadcasting via ZOOM on Saturday, April 10th / 12 noon – 3 p.m.
Join ECBACC, Inc.: The Comic Book Convention w/ a Mission, special guests, panelists, and select vendors for a fun-filled day of connecting with creators, authors and artists, conversing with professionals about the state of comic books, culture and storytelling, and exploring your own creativity. The Towson University Black Comic Book Mini-Con offers: A How to Create Your Own Superhero Costume Workshop, Comic Book Creation Workshop; two powerhouse panels with professionals in the industry; and a select marketplace with independent industry entrepreneurs.
Admission is FREE. Registration is required.
Official registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepl-KljQW-OmOLIlXw5D5pOwXIuTzburPuxP6To4ZR65EwCA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Panelists include: Somto Ajuluchukwu, founder of Vortex Studio International, one of Africa’s leading and fast-growing animation and creative content studios; Sagwa Chabeda, a media Arts professional who gives voice to African historical and cultural experience through Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Animation and Games; Kenjji Kumanne-Marshall, award-winning illustrator and author of Witchdoctor: Protector of the People; Elyons, creator of the comic book series, La Vie d’ Ebene Duta and director of the International Comics Festival of Congo; Bill Masuku, award-winning and award-nominated comic book artist and writer in Harare, Zimbabwe who is the author of Captain South Africa and more; N. Steven Harris, a 2-time Eisner Nominated and 5-time Glyph Comics award-winning illustrator for his works on Watson and Holmes and his co-creator property, Ajala.
Panel Moderators and Guests include: Regine Sawyer, award-winning author and Founder of The Women In Comics Convention (WinC-Con); Maurice Waters, owner of BlackSci-fi.com – the premier digital destination for Sci-Fi news, events, culture, and entertainment, and the measure of their impact on Black culture; Christine Churchwell, award-winning AfriCozplayer Extraordinaire; and Akinseye Brown, author of How To Draw African Superheroes workbook.
The Towson University Black Comic Book Mini-Con Marketplace is comprised of select local and regional industry professionals.
ECBACC, Inc., founded in 2002 by Philly Ambassador Mr. Yumy Odom, is a pioneering initiative, giving Africana heroes, super-powered characters, their creators, and fans a voice in the comic book industry.