We held our second annual “Rally For Rose” during San Diego Comic-Con on July 20. Even though we were competing with Marvel Studios’ Hall H panel, we were able to turn out several supporters and raise some money for both Alliance San Diego and the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. The rally — which, this year, consisted of a march (or a “Rose Parade,” if you will) that started at the IMDboat and made its way to the Hilton Bayfront and was covered by Variety and NPR. All the while drawing attention to the importance of representation for all marginalized communities.
One year ago this weekend, WICOMICON rose from the ashes of Universal FanCon and saved the day for hundreds of vendors, guests, and attendees who were making their way to Baltimore. On this episode of Hard NOC Life, Keith reunites Uraeus, one of the organizers of the event, to reminisce about what went in to pulling off a convention with one-week’s notice.
The Nerds of Color, Black Heroes Matter, New Release Wednesday, and theblerdgurl, in association with André Robinson of Carbon-Fibre Media and Elijah Kelley of the Be A Boss App, are pleased to announce the opening of WICOMICON 2018, a one-day pop-up convention featuring comics creators, cosplayers, artists, music, and more!
Well, yesterday was a bit of a day. Full disclosure: NOC was an “affiliate” of FanCon and I was listed as an “advisor.” What that means is that I attached my name and rep to this event because I believed in its mission.