Virtuous Con 2023 returns online this weekend with an all-star lineup for Black History Month
Washington, D.C, District of Columbia Feb 23, 2023 (Issuewire.com) – Virtuous Con, the annual virtual creative convention founded by Award-Winning author CERECE RENNIE MURPHY, is back for its 3rd Annual Black History Month event, February 25 – 26, 2023 from 11 am ET – 7 pm ET. Accessible through the Virtuous Con website, the online event’s theme this year is “A New Narrative,” highlighting Black creators moving forward in the independent creative space. Indie comics publisher Best Jackett Press and pen display and tablet company Wacom are featured sponsors of the event.
Scheduled to appear is a stellar lineup of creatives. Including award-winning actress YETIDE BADAKI (American Gods), ground-breaking, award-winning film directorWANURI KAHIU (Rafiki, Look Both Ways, PUMZI), writer, producer, and actress IHUOMA OFORDIRE (Snowfall, Lovecraft Country), horror film writer and producer AKELA COOPER (M3GAN, Malignant) and Award-Winning animator and storyboard artist EVERETT DOWNING, JR. and creator of the Netflix hit series My Dad the Bounty Hunter.
In addition, Award-winning comic book artist ALITHA MARTINEZ (“Nubia: Queen of the Amazons”, “Marvel’s Voices: Wakanda Forever”), Award-Winning comic book scribe VITA AYALA (New Mutants, Static Year One), New York Times Bestselling Author FREDERICK L. JOSEPH (“The Black Friend”, “Patriarchy Blues”), and Award-Winning Science Fiction author SHEREE RENEE THOMAS (“Nine Bar Blues”, “Dark Matter Anthology”) will appear in this year’s event.
Virtuous Con: Black History Month’s virtual floor show celebrates Black creatives. Four virtual “floors” will feature Indie artists, authors, and vendors dedicated to science fiction, fantasy, comic books, anime, and more in a live interactive virtual space. Complete with virtual “booths” where vendors interact live with attendees about their products.
As a Black woman-owned convention, Virtuous Con: Black History Month has a special meaning for its founder. “For our third Black History Month convention, we really wanted to push the boundaries of our panel topics beyond what you’d typically expect from a sci-fi convention.” Cerece Rennie Murphy explained.
Virtuous Con returns February 25 and 26, 2023 and tickets and program information is available through their website at https://virtuouscon.com/
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