Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Greetings, Dieselfunkateers! Conventions of color, gender, and inclusion are everywhere! Over last weekend with the "Postponement till Further Notice" from Universal FanCon, the critical noise got quite heavy. But rising from that trauma was a defiance against the perception that people of color, women, and LGBTQ groups can't make things happen. For every one event that bites the dust, there's a legion of events that come off quite successfully. Many can be proud to have done so for years. The decision was made to collect a list and provide links to events that are all about inclusion and positivity. Why? Because everyone deserves representation.

They are:

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Schomburg Black Comic Book Day

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Women In Comics Con

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Black Age of Comics

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

 

Latino Comics Expo

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

 

Flamecon

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

 

Black Comics Expo

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Khemfest

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Onyxcon

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Atlanta Scifi and Fantasy Expo

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Motor City Black Age of Comics

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

 

Glass City Comix Fest

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

 

Asian American Comicon

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Black Comix Arts Festival

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Kids Comic Con

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Black Speculative Arts Movement

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

SOL-Con

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Black Comix Day

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Blerd City

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Blerd Con

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Pocket-Con

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Blacktasticon

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Mecca Con

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Mid-City Micro-Con

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

Wicomicon

Dieselfunk Dispatch: Cons of Color, Gender, and Inclusion

…and many more.

PLEASE NOTE: This list is by no means complete nor in any specific order. That part will come later. We encourage anyone who has more links to Cons of Inclusion to send them in. Further, the list will expand to have calendars and links. The Dieselfunk Dispatch will cover each event individually in the coming days and weeks as best we can.

WE ARE HERE!

"This post was updated to include Glass City Comix Fest."

About Tim Fielder

Tim Fielder is a Lifelong Afrofuturist, Conceptual Designer, and Graphic Novelist. Author of Matty's Rocket and one half of The Dieselfunk Show. Dig It!