May 17, 2018

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You Should Go to the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia, PA May 19th





Unfortunately, I never made it to this show when I lived on the East Coast, but if you are anywhere near Philadelphia, PA and are free this weekend, I'd recommend heading over to the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, which will be held at the ECH Freire Charter School at 2221 N Broad St., Philadelphia, PA on May 19, 2018, 11 am to 7 pm. This show focuses on black creators, and is a great opportunity to see the work of people who might not make it into a larger convention yet.

They also have Tony Isabella (Black Lightning's primary creator) and Don McGregor (classic Black Panther writer) among the headliner guests, which is really cool.

ECBACC also hosts the Glyph Awards, which recognize Black-themed comics. They will be announced at a ceremony the night before. The ceremony is free and if I read the release correctly, also open to the public.

Here's the flyer, which I also think is nifty. I like when these things are creative--this is comics! Don't be too formal about it!


It's really awesome to me that this show continues, knowing how to make a successful con for people who don't always get the space they deserve at larger conventions. With panels (though I couldn't find details on them, sorry), an exhibitor space, and strong guests, this show looks really cool, and I'm sorry I can't make it. But if you live nearby, go check it out. You just might find your next favorite comic creators there!