KHEM FEST Returns to Newark on April 13 with New Animation Festival

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KHEM FEST Returns to Newark on April 13 with New Animation Festival

Next weekend, on Saturday, April, 13, Khem Comic Fest returns to Newark, NJ for the 5th year in a row. From 11am-6pm enjoy comics, games, panels, screenings, a marketplace and more, all Free to the public! This year is also the launch of KAFF, the Khem Animation Film Festival. The awards who, which starts at 6 pm has a $25 admission. To learn more read on!

From Press Release

NEWARK, NJ  Khem Fest is back for its fifth annual festival on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the beautiful Hahne’s Building located at 50 Halsey St. in downtown Newark, NJ from 11am-5pm. Followed by the first annual Khem Animation Film Festival Awards at 6pm. PBS Media and Musuyanama Women’s group have teamed up to bring you this all-ages celebration of comics, animation, video games and more! Jam packed with panels, workshops, gaming and animation screenings throughout the day, we are proud to partner with Malcolm X Shabazz High School, Newark Public Schools, NJIT, Rutgers, P&G Bank, Launch Pad, The TKB Report, City of Newark, New Jersey and the newly renovated Hahnes & Co. which provides the perfect stage for Khem Fest and the Khem Animation Film Festival (KAFF). KAFF celebrates the work of up and coming animation filmmakers and also serves as an incredible opportunity for networking. Offering game development seminars, STEM LAB, 3D printing, a comic book marketplace, panel discussions, video gaming lounge, student showcase, art galleries and more. Thousands of attendees have participated in Khem Fest in the past 5 years and we look forward to welcoming you.



KHEM FEST uses comics, animation, film and technology to develop youth literacy, inspire expression and critical thinking through S.T.E.A.M (Science Tech Engineering Arts Mathematics).  By showcasing creators of color and their culture, concepts and interests, the event better serves and reflects the Newark community at large. The festival is no longer just about comic books however, as other genres such as speculative fiction, video games, writing, collectible toys, filmmaking, costuming, music,  dance and artistic expressions are represented.

Tickets, partnership information and volunteer opportunities can be found at

About PBS Media

PBS Media, an entertainment studio established in 2005 works to design, create and innovate new projects that speak to a level of consciousness that all audiences can relate. PBS Media also publishes the flagship graphic novel series: PB Soldier and PB Soldier Unlimited in the form of comic books, webcomics and skateboards.

About Musuyanama

Established in 2004, Musuyanama is a non-profit women’s organization that aims to establish healthy networks between its members and the greater Newark community. Deriving from the West African language, Diuola (Dy-u-la), Musuyanama, meaning “Beautiful Woman” is a plateau that aspires to unite women of all races, backgrounds, and professions and provide for them a platform to be heard. Its founders, Rafiah Muhammad and Vonetta Reeves, launched Musuyanama with the purpose of bringing women into full participation in society – Sharing success, advice, and offering services to other women around the community.

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