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Virtuous Con Announces New Guests for its Juneteenth Convention

Virtuous Con‘s “Junteenth” experience is coming taking place June 19-20. The special guests now includes Phil Lamarr, Wilson Cruz, Frank Abney, Pearl Low, Aida Croal, Justina Ireland, L.L. McKinney, and the list goes on! Check out the full list of guests here.
 
In addition to the INSANE amount of talent represented in the special guest line-up, there’s a diversity of subjects that the convention will be exploring in its panel programming. They’ve got everything from the impact of Comic Book Canon on Fandom to Spirituality in Anime to Liberation through Book Clubs and the impact of Music on the Creative Process!
 
And if that’s not enough, the mini-Master Class Series (sponsored by Kickstarter) is bringing all you aspiring artists out there the tools you need to take your craft or your business to the next level.
 
If you’re ready to go, attendee registration is OPEN. Click here to sign up!

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Anika Noni Rose Has Been announced as a Special Guest at Virtuous Con

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Virtuous Con has announced that Tony award-winning actress and Disney Legend, Anika Noni Rose, will be recording a special children’s book reading for a Children’s Hour at the virtual festival next week. Best known for her beloved role as Princess Tiana in The Princess and The Frog and most recently, the highly acclaimed Christmas musical Jingle Jangle, Ms. Rose is also a voracious reader and a serious nerd! We’re honored that she has taken time out of her busy filming schedule to share her love of storytelling with a special selection for Black History Month!

Sponsored by both DC and indie Black media company Subsume. Virtuous Con: Black History Month launches live worldwide on February 20 and 21 and will feature panels on comic books, scriptwriting, health, cosplay and more! Other special guests include YA author Daniel José Older, artist, editor and founder of Megascope imprint John Jennings, Eisner Award-winning artist Alitha Martinez award-winning writer L. L. McKinney on the panel Nubia is Back! The DC Storytellers who reintroduced Wonder Woman’s Sister. Founder of YouNeek Studios Roye Okupe and award-winning science fiction author and producer Tananarive Due.

Founded by award-winning science fiction writer ​Cerece Rennie Murphy, ​Virtuous Con: Black History Month​ will feature indie artists and exhibitors in a live interactive virtual space dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, comic books, anime and more. “It feels really gratifying to have such an established institution in fandom coming to Virtuous Con and celebrating the excellence of Black and Brown creators with us!” Murphy says.

February will not be Virtuous Con’s premiere convention. Murphy successfully beta-tested the event in October 2020 with a small group of attendees and vendors on the ​Remo​ platform, customized to support the convention. Virtuous Con still has a few tables left for vendors, but programming space is limited.

DC Announced as an Official sponsor of Virtuous Con

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Virtuous Con has announced that international comic book publisher DC is an official sponsor and virtual vendor of the virtual convention launching live worldwide on February 20 and 21 along with several new special guests. Including Eisner Award-winning artist Alitha Martinez (World of Wakanda, Immortal Wonder Woman)​ and Robyn Smith (Wash Day, NUBIA: Real One)​ , who will both join previously announced guest, award-winning writer L. L. McKinney (A Blade So Black, Immortal Wonder Woman, NUBIA: Real One)​ on the panel “Nubia is Back! The DC Storytellers who reintroduced Wonder Woman’s Sister”. ​ Live host and culture journalist ​Karama Horne (SYFYWIRE, theblerdgurlLIVE, NERDIST)​ will moderate the panel.

Founded by award-winning science fiction writer Cerece Rennie Murphy, Virtuous Con: Black History Month will feature indie artists and exhibitors in a live interactive virtual space dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, comic books,
anime and more.

Martinez, Smith and Horne will join previously announced guests YA author Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper Cypher, Star Wars: The High Republic​), artist, editor and founder of Megascope imprint John Jennings (Black Comix Returns, Kindred: A Graphic Novel), writer and H1 imprint co-founder Kwanza Osajyefo (BLACK, Ignited) and Nigerian comic creator and founder of YouNeek Studios Roye Okupe (E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, Malika).

February will not be Virtuous Con’s premier convention. Murphy successfully beta-tested the event in October 2020 with a small group of attendees and vendors on the Remo platform, customized to support the convention. Virtuous Con still has a few tables left for vendors, but programming space is limited. For details about vending, panels, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://virtuouscon.com/.

Founded by Cerece Rennie Murphy, Virtuous Con: Black History Month Launches in February!

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Virtuous Con, a brand new virtual comic book convention series, announced several special guests today for Virtuous Con: Black History Month going live February 20 and 21, 2021. The announcement featured on the Virtuous Con
website included several award-winning artists and writers, including YA author Daniel José Older (Shadowshaper Cypher, Star Wars: The High Republic​), artist, editor and founder of Megascope imprint John Jennings (Black Comix Returns, Kindred: A Graphic Novel), author and activist L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black, NUBIA: Real One), writer and H1 imprint co-founder Kwanza Osajyefo (BLACK, Ignited) and Nigerian comic creator and founder of YouNeek Studios Roye Okupe (E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams, Malika).

The virtual venue will feature Indie artists and exhibitors in a live interactive virtual space dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, comic books, anime and more. Complete with virtual “booths” for vendors to interact live with attendees about their products and interactive panels. Also, live programming, where the audience can watch and interact in real-time discussions, as opposed to pre-recorded Youtube or Zoom links.

Virtuous Con also happens to be founded by an African-American woman. Cerece Rennie Murphy, a science fiction author (The Order of the Seers ​ and The Wolf Queen), entrepreneur, is no stranger to conventions. An avid comic con attendee herself, she was already immersed in the speculative lit space with her indie scifi website Narazu. Murphy created Virtuous Con out of a need to help many of her creative colleagues and friends whose businesses were adversely affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns. Especially BIPOC creatives.

February will not be Virtuous Con’s maiden voyage. Murphy successfully Beta tested the event in October 2020 with a small group of attendees and vendors on the Remo platform, which she customized to support the convention. Currently, Virtuous Con is offering an early bird discount to vendors who sign up by 1/22/2021. For details about vending, special guests, and sponsorship opportunities, visit the convention website.

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