Producer/Writer Aïda Croal is a Guest of AfroComicCon

Aïda Croal

AfroComicCon has announced Producer/ Writer Aïda Croal will be among the Special Guests for the virtual convention!

Canadian-born playwright and screenwriter, Aïda Mashaka Croal, received her BA from Stanford University and her MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. She won a Daytime Emmy while writing on her first TV show: ABC’s One Life to Live. She has since written for Syfy (Sanctuary), Cartoon Network (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), AMC (TURN: Washington’s Spies), Netflix (Marvel’s Luke Cage; season 2 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones).

In addition, she has won a Saturn Award and been nominated for a Peabody Award for her work on Marvel’s Luke Cage. She was an EP and co-showrunner for FX Networks pilot, Y, based on Brian K. Vaughn’s award-winning comic book series, Y: The Last Man. Aïda is currently creating a one-hour drama series for HBO.


AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.