Our three-day event is an innovative, exciting, new interactive comic convention that combines, art, tech, workshops, gaming, cosplay, fashion, writing, creativity, FLASH (Fit Like A Super Hero), webtv, film, VR, and more.
A panel of professionals/filmmakers/actors/movie producers/artists, as well as other game changers, will give insights into their work to inspire the participants, answer questions and provide tips on how to make it in the industry. Industry professionals and aspiring new artists are an integral part of this event. Participants have the chance to explore the possibilities of entrepreneurial creativity and production.
The reward for attendees comes through experiencing the images and stories featuring characters that they can identify with, as well as seeing professionals already masterful in their fields, who look like them. These experiences can have a positive effect on their success in school and on career paths.
Our event provides a supportive climate for our multifaceted, art, tech-media, learning, and networking experience that showcases the talents of underrepresented groups such as professionals of color, and women. We provide a positive atmosphere which fosters creativity and innovation, encouraging the free flow of ideas and exchanges through respectful, trusting, and caring communication during the three-day conference.
AfroComicCon is positive and inclusive, unlike the mainstream con’s which have been known to be places of exclusion for certain groups. The reward for attendees, especially for children, comes through experiencing images, and stories featuring characters that they can identify with. This can have a positive effect on their success in school and careers.
AfroComicCon is a program of Oakland Technology & Education Center, a 501c3 non-profit organization.