The 17th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

Philadelphia, PA – May 18 & 19, 2018 – The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC), which sponsors Philadelphia’s premiere Black comic book convention, will celebrate the myriad worlds of quantum sci-fi & superheroes in May, 2018. ECBACC kicks off the celebration on Friday, May 18th / 6:30p.m. – 9p.m., with The Glyphs, a FREE reception and awards ceremony, at Tech-Freire Charter School / 2221 N. Broad St. The Convention culminates on Saturday, May 19th / 11a.m. – 7p.m., at Tech-Freire Charter School with a spectacular day of networking, panel discussions, film screenings, a comic book marketplace and youth / adult workshops. Admission is FREE. Youth age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. ECBACC, founded by Philly Ambassador Mr. Yumy Odom, is a pioneering initiative, giving Black heroes, super-powered characters, their creators, and fans a voice in the comic book industry.


ECBACC returns to North Philly and turns its spotlights on an array of the best and brightest, pioneers, veterans and emerging creators, writers, illustrators, filmmakers, publishers, and visionaries, among them: Eric Battle (Marvel, DC, Milestone Media, Dark Horse Comics), Regine Sawyer (Founder of the Women in Comics Convention – NYC), Tony Isabella (DC – Creator of Black Lightning and Marvel – Creator of Misty Knight & Black Goliath), Mshindo Kuumba (Artist Extraordinaire / BlackOps), Richard G. Tyler II aka Bro. Uraeus (BlackOps / BHM), Sheeba Maya (Digital Artistry), N. Steven Harris (Watson & Holmes / Ajala / The Fringe), Robert Garrett (Xmoor Studios / Galto), Naseed Gifted (Founder of Khem Comic Festival – Newark, NJ), William H. Foster III (Celebrated Comic Book Historian), and an amazing array of vendors… On tap for Saturday, May 20th: The Kids’ Library Zone and the Superhero Learning Zone, which will feature comic book-themed activities open to all young people who attend the Convention and offer children a chance to learn arts & crafts, music, storytelling and how to take their own ideas and create superheroes and comic books; ECBACC Professional Workshops and Panels, including screenings of new and award-winning film-shorts, and another surprise innovation of the ECBACC Board to be unveiled; ECBACC Marketplace, one of the largest gatherings of rare and collectible comics and memorabilia on the East Coast; and AfriCoz: The very first costume and cosplay contest celebrating Black Age and Africana characters in comic books, sci-fi, fantasy and film.

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