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Black Comix Expo
February 10 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm| Free (admission on a first-come, first-seated basis starting at 11am)
Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) Black Comix Expo returns for a dynamic showcase of work by comic writers and illustrators of color, on February 10. The expo brings together comic book artists, creators, and fans for a free, day-long program that celebrates diversity, inclusion, and representation in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Co-presented by The Black Comics Collective, the expo will take over BAM’s Peter Jay Sharp building, featuring over 20 comic exhibitors, an immersive Afro-Feminism VR installation, an Afrofuturista panel discussion with local and national artists, a children’s art workshop, and a superhero cosplay showcase for fans of all ages.
This year’s expo will explore Afrofuturism and Black Feminism with highlights including an immersive VR exploration of women of color’s experience through the lens of technology, society, and culture. NeuroSpeculative Afro-Feminism, an award-winning VR platform, transports visitors into a NeuroCosmetology lab, a reimagined Black hair salon, placing the user into a Black woman’s body giving a glimpse into a speculative future of Black women pioneering brain research through the culturally specific ritual of haircare.