AfroComicCon will host the Hip-Hop And Comics: Cultures Combining panel! Hip-Hop and comics exist in constant communication: name-checking and reflecting each other, trading ideas back and forth, and sharing many common inspirations and influences.
In this program, creators and innovators will join historian and journalist Patrick A. Reed to discuss the ties between these two vital creative cultures. Panelists include Jack Brown/Wildchild (dancer and member of the hip hop group, Lootpack), Miles Brown (actor from the hit series, Black-ish), DJ LiKWUID (DJ, Emcee, Music Curator, and artivist), Danny Lore (comic book writer, Queen Of Bad Dreams, James Bond, and more), Vita Ayala (comic book writer, The Wilds, 2020 Ironheart, ane more), Tajai (member of the hip hop group, Souls of Mischieg), Kwamé (recording artist, producer, and film composer), Chali 2na (co-founder of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli), Murs (rapper and co-author of Yumiko: Curse Of The Merch Girl), and more!
Patrick A. Reed is a NYC-based pop culture historian, curator, and journalist who specializes in the fields of comics, popular music, and Hip-Hop culture. He has written for clients including MTV, IDW, Sony Music, and ComicsAlliance; he also conducts programs on comic and Hip-Hop culture at universities, conventions, museums and festivals around the country; and is the Curatorial and Marketing Consultant for the Marvel: Universe Of SuperHeroes exhibition.
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.