June 16, 2021

Press Release


ATLANTA—MAY 28, 2021—On June 18th-20th, SUBSUME Media will host a three day long celebration of pop culture, creativity and technological innovation called Subsume Summit. The event involves artisans, writers, vendors, and experts from the fields of STEM coming together to share their work and interests. For the community at large, SUBSUME is an opportunity to meet well-known film and entertainment personalities, shop with virtual vendors, chat with innovators in the creative and STEM industries, and preview many up and coming works being developed by SUBSUME Media which speak to the intersection of media and technology.

Held in conjunction with the Juneteenth holiday, Subsume Summit will act as a celebration of the contributions of many people within both the creative and tech fields. The panels and discussions during this event will highlight the intersection of these arenas, while also honoring some of the best and brightest individuals which each field has to offer.

“The idea of SUBSUME, by definition, is to be included in something else — to find where you are intersecting with where you want to be. Effortless yet empowered,” said Dedren Snead, Founder of SUBSUME Media, artist and entrepreneur. “That’s how it feels living in Atlanta right now — the cultural center of the world. As a prophet once said, ‘The South got something to say,’.”

Some of our panels will include:

Image Comics’ Bitter Root Creative Panel– Published by Image Comics, Bitter Root follows the monster hunting exploits of the Sangerye family, who specialize in hunting monsters who are people whose souls are infected by hate. This Eisner-award winning series will soon be adapted into a Legendary Pictures film by Regina King (One Night in Miami), and will be produced by Ryan Coogler (Black Panther, Fruitvale Station). The book’s creative team, David Walker, Chuck Brown, and Sanford Greene will be on hand to discuss the series.

ART + NFT Workshop: Crypto for the Culture w/i Guapcoin– 

Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda: What Does Wakanda Mean to You? -This panel will highlight the continued rise and cultural significance of the popular Marvel Comics character. The discussion will also focus on the contributions of black speculative fiction writers to the ever growing universe of Wakanda.  

Gaming With a Cop: Community Gaming for Change– The Dekalb County Police Department continues their community outreach effort through the field of video gaming. This will include a community discussion on community policing and workforce development for K-12 students, using a scholastic program developed by Subsume.

How I Got In: Black Creatives in Advertising– Oriel Davis-Lyons, Creative Director at Spotify and Founder of the ONE School, will discuss his career and the challenges faced by black creatives in the industry.

With discussions ranging from comic books to the importance of POC representation in the STEM fields, the three-day-long event promises to have a little bit of something for everyone. The event is free to the public on the virtual space, taking into consideration any COVID-19 related concerns.

For more information, visit and register for the event.


What is Subsume’s purpose?  Subsume is an Atlanta, GA based transmedia platform company for diverse storytelling through marginalized voices. Founded in 2018, by writer and game developer Dedren Snead, we develop inclusive content in print, animation, and digital media for a worldwide audience.   We recognize the importance of controlling our narrative in Creative Entertainment and the technology it employs.

But we also realize there is a digital divide in awareness and access to these spaces. Subsume closes that gap through training via virtual reality workshops, live events, digital and print publishing, editing, and crowdfunding. By empowering this Creative Class, Subsume helps create unique stories in digital entertainment and builds community through workforce development. Subsume also partners with outside media companies to provide Tech and Creative solutions with underrepresented talent.

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