POC-Friendly Comic Book Conventions

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POC-Friendly Comic Book Conventions

I get asked so often about conventions that are run by people of color, or are POC-friendly, that I decided to create this page to keep folks informed. I have either attended one of the cons myself of I know someone who has. Put your mouse over the titles to access links. Feel free to email me or comment with a link if you’d like a convention to be added. Thanks!

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Black Comic Conventions

Schomburg Black Comic Book Festival – Jan 13th-14 2017

New York City, NY


Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo – March 11-12, 2017

Atlanta, GA


Khem Comic Book Fest – March 18, 2017

Newark, NJ


BSAM– Black Speculative Arts Movement

Prairie View, TX – Feb 18, 2017

St. Louis, MO – Mar  17-18, 2017

Bronx, NY – April 22, 2017

Oakland, CA May 13, 2017

Los Angeles, CA June 25, 2017


ECBACC (East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention) – May 20, 2017

Philadelphia, PA


OnyxCon Sankofa – Feb 25, 2017
OnyxCon – August 26-27th 2017

Atlanta, GA


MEccaCon– Sept. 16th 2017

Detriot, MI


Motor City Black Age of Comics – TBA

Detroit, MI


 Blacktasticon (SOBSFCon) – TBA

NubiaOne Fest – Jun 16-17, 2017

Atlanta, GA


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Other POC Comic Conventions

Texas Latino Comic Con – July 29th 2017

Dallas, TX


Latino Comics Expo – August 6-7th 2016 (no new date yet)

Long Beach, CA


Indigenous Comic Con – November 10-12th 2017

Albuquerque, NM


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Blerdcon – June 30-July 2, 2017

Washington DC


Five Points Festival – May 20-21, 2017

New York, NY


Universal FanCon – April 27-29th 2018

Baltimore, MD

 


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ClexaCon – March 3-5th 2017

Las Vegas, NV


WiNC Con (Women in Comics convention) – March 25th 2017

Bronx, NY


WisCon – May 26-29, 2017

Madison, WI


GeekGirlCon – September 30-October 1st 2017

Seattle, WA


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Comic Creator Conference – Feb 17th 2017

Long Beach, CA


MoCCA Arts Fest – April 1-2nd 2017

New York City, NY


Momocon – May 25-28th 2017

Atlanta, GA


AwesomeCon – June 16-18th 2017

Washington DC


HeroesCon – June 16-18th 2017

Charlotte, NC


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Emerald City Comic Con – March 2-5th 2017

Seattle, WA


C2E2– April 21-23rd 2017

Chicago, IL


Comic Con International San Diego – July 20-23

San Diego, CA


New York Comic Con (NYCC) – Oct. 5-8, 2017

New York City, NY


WonderCon – March 31st-April 2nd 2017

Anaheim, CA


GenCon – August 17-20th

Indianapolis, IN


Wizard World Chicago – August 24-27th 2017

Chicago, IL


DragonCon – September 1-4th 2017

Atlanta, GA


Stan Lee’s Comic Con (Comickaze) – October 27-29th 2017

Los Angeles, CA

 


 

5 Comments

  • William Satterwhite March 23, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I didn’t notice it on their so if it isn’t the Atlanta Science Fiction and Fantasy Expo should be added, it is run by a black comic shop owner (Tony Cade) and while not promoted as such by any means, a good deal of the vendors as well as the crowd were black. The latest show was a few weeks ago, the next is tentatively scheduled for next March as well if I’m not mistaken.

  • Yusuf March 29, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Thanks for the list!

    • theblerdgurl March 29, 2017 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  • Erica January 16, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Hi!! Thank you for this list! Is there one updated for 2018?

    • theblerdgurl January 16, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      Working on it!

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