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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)

Guests: 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.

Guests: Riley Wilson, Little Apple Universe Young Actors



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.

Guests: Joe Illidge, Dr. Monique Couvson, Mike Haynes-Pitts, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, Kadia Tubman


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.

Guests: Regine Sawyer, Janicia Francis, Shauna Grant, Javier Cruz Winnik, Barbara Brandon-Croft, Ben Ha Meen


The Business of Comics and Sequential Narrative

A conversation on the business of comics and moving in the industry beyond just publishing.

Guests: TJ  Sterling, Alitha Martinez, Shawn Martinbrough, Gamal Hennesy, Dedren Snead

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.

Guests: Tatiana King, Karama Horne, John Jennings, Regine Sawyer



How to Draw Black Superheroes & Comics

Join Tim Fielder (Infinitum, DieselFunk Studios) for a master class on drawing comics. This program is open to all ages, but it is especially geared towards young people ages 5 and up.

Guest: Tim Fielder


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.

Guests: Erika Hardison & Keisha Parks (Nerds, Erbs and Words), Shauna Grant, Karama Horne, Elizabeth Colomba, Barbara Brandon-Croft

3:30 PM EST

Black in the Future: Afrofuturism in Comics & Graphic Novels

A conversation highlighting the powerful relationship between Afrofuturism, comics, and graphic novels.

Guests: John Jennings, Ytasha Womack, Tim Fielder, Ayize Jama-Everett

5:30 PM EST

Cosplay Showcase

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.

Guests: ChibiT Cosplay, Sir Julius Cosplay, DJ Gregory Wilson

The Multimedia Age - Comics to Film (Pre-Recoreded!)

An honest and exciting conversation on making comics into film with panelists that can speak about this process, the industry, challenges and successes.

Guests: David Crownson, Anthony Piper, Riley Wilson, Rodney Barnes, T.J. Sterling

Black in Anime-tion (Pre- Recorded!)

A conversation on the Anime space with panelists that can speak on Fashion, Cosplay, Art and the representation of race in Anime.

Guests: Phillip Boutte Jr., Godswill Ugwa Jr., Carl Jones, Arthel Isom, Chase Conley, T.J. Sterling

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