LANGSTON HUGHES STAGE
FRIDAY, APRIL 14
10:30 AM EST
Generation Z: The Future of Comics
Youth comic book artists discuss their original comic and creative process. (Curated by Black Comics Collective)
AK Lovelace, Harlem School of the Arts
Little Apple Universe Screenings
An interactive discussion and look inside the TV shows and school curriculum activities of Little Apple Universe.
Riley Wilson, Little Apple Universe Young Actors
1 PM EST
Banned Books and Diversity in Comics
Book bans across the U.S. are targeting graphic novels and comic books, especially those that take up issues of race, gender, and sexuality. This will be a conversation about how to advocate for stories that represent the full range of experiences for youth and adults.
Joe Illidge, Dr. Monique Couvson,
Mike Haynes-Pitts, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Kadia Tubman
3 PM EST
The Creator Symposium
Hosted by Women in Comics Collective International, this conversation will explore the ways in which multimedia and comic book professionals working in comics can continue to grow and thrive in an ever-changing industry.
Regine Sawyer, Janicia Francis, Shauna Grant, Javier Cruz Winnik, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Ben Ha Meen
6:45 PM EST
Access Guide's Black Comics Trivia Challenge!
Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community the first SchomCom Trivia Night. This “Jeopardy” style event features the panelists and audience members in a nerd-off of Black characters and events from comics, tv, movies, and the culture, for ultimate bragging rights. Attendees will be able to play along on their phones or tablets to see if they are as knowledgeable as our panelists.
Tatiana King, Karama Horne, John Jennings, Regine Sawyer
1 PM EST
Speaking for Ourselves: Black Women & Marginalized Voices in Comics
A conversation hosted by the Nerds, Erbs and Words podcast featuring industry experts about the nuances of Black women, LGBTQ, and other marginalized voices in comics and storytelling -- voices that mainstream media often misses.
Erika Hardison & Keisha Parks (Nerds, Erbs and Words), Shauna Grant, Karama Horne, Elizabeth Colomba, Barbara Brandon-Croft
5:30 PM EST
The SchomCom Cosplay Showcase is open to attendees of all ages and skill levels. The showcase will take place on Saturday, April 15 at 6 PM. If you want to participate, you can sign up at the Schomburg Center on Friday, April 14 from 10 AM - 8 PM, or Saturday, April 15 from 10 AM- 3 PM. The last registration for the cosplay showcase is at check-in on Saturday, April 15.
ChibiT Cosplay, Sir Julius Cosplay, DJ Gregory Wilson