“A New Narrative” kicks off for VIRTUOUS CON 2023

Virtuous Con has introduced that the third Annual Virtuous Con returns this weekend, February 25-26, as a digital celebration of Black Historical past Month and Black creators within the worlds of sci-fi and fantasy. This 12 months’s theme will likely be “A New Narrative,” and can showcase a bevy of Black creators gaining floor within the artistic sphere. The present will run from 11am to 6pm on Saturday February twenty fifth and Sunday February twenty sixth, with digital distributors open from 12pm to 7pm on each days. Basic Admission is $10, and may be bought here. This 12 months’s conference will likely be sponsored by Scott Snyder and Best Jackett Press, together with Wacom. 

Friends embody actress Ihuoma Ofordire (Snowfall, Lovecraft Nation), author and producer Akela Cooper (M3GAN, Malignant), and animator/storyboard artist Everett Downing, Jr. (My Dad the Bounty Hunter), together with writers Alitha Martinez (Nubia: Queen of the Amazons, Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Endlessly), Vita Ayala (New Mutants, Static: 12 months One), Frederick L. Joseph (The Black Good friend, Patriarchy Blues), and Shereé Renee Thomas (9 Bar Blues, Darkish Matter Anthology. Numerous different visitors will also be discovered within the graphic under.

Virtuous Con guest list
Featured visitors at this 12 months’s conference

Founder Cerece Rennie Murphy acknowledged: “For our third Black Historical past Month conference, we actually needed to push the boundaries of our panel matters past what you’d sometimes anticipate from a sci-fi conference.” To that finish, panels embody ‘Previous-Current-Future: Queer Characters in Comics,’ ‘Shonen vs Everybody: How anime has formed the tradition,’ ‘Sci-Fi, Sword, and Sorcery: Producing Epic worlds for TV and Movie,’ and an entire lot extra. 

In line with Virtuous Con, the Black woman-owned conference could have vast ranging alternatives to buy and join with creators:

Virtuous Con: Black Historical past Month’s digital ground present celebrates Black creatives. 4 digital “flooring” will function Indie artists, authors and distributors devoted to science fiction, fantasy, comedian books, anime, and extra in a dwell interactive digital house. Full with digital “cubicles” the place distributors work together dwell with attendees about their merchandise.

For extra data on panels, distributors, and visitors, go to the Virtuous Con website.