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Universal Fancon Launches On Kickstarter, Targeting Women, LGBTQ, Disabled, POC In 2018
In the meantime, check our Kickstarter! We need your help! — Black Girl Nerds (@BlackGirlNerds) December 14, 2016 And: Calling all #Nerds #Blerds and #Geeks!#Trekkies #Wookies, and #Cookies.@UniversalFanCon is here.We need YOU! — TheBlackGeeks (@theblackgeeks) December 14, 2016 The Kickstarter is seeking to raise $25,000, and it's already raised almost $200 in just one day (as of the time of[...]
Blerdwatch: "It's A Great Time To Be A Person Of Color In Comics"
I first heard the phrase from Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show last year, self identifying himself as a "blerd" – a black nerd. I've just discovered that one Hassan Parrish has registered a trademark for "Blerdcon". It has been a truth universally acknowledged that a comic book geek or a sci-fi fan was a white cis[...]