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SOL-CON: 2017 The Brown and Black Comix Expo

Sõl-Con: The Brown and Black Comix Expo, is a production of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion's Latinx Space for Enrichment & Research (LASER). Approaching its third year, the event is the only collegiate comic book expo that purposefully celebrates the work of Black and Latinx artists, writers, editors, inkers, pencillers, filmmakers and authors.

Join some of the best and brightest creators in the country in a high-energy creative atmosphere. Free and open to the public; there will be workshops for K-12 participants. Details and schedule here.

The event has also been promoted by the Big Ten Network! Click here to see the article.

Don't miss Sõl-Con, a collegiate comic book expo celebrating the work of Black and Latinx creators #ASCDaily

Thursday, Sept. 28

SÕL-CON Reception
5-7 p.m.
Hale Hall | 154 W. 12th Ave. | MLK Jr Lounge

Friday, September 29

SÕL-CON Expo | Workshops | Panels
9 a.m to 6 p.m.
154 W. 12th Ave. | MLK Lounge | Rooms 101, 110a, and 110b

9 a.m. | Welcome! 
MLK Jr. Lounge 

9:30-10:30 a.m. — Youth Workshops I & II & III
Learn how to create digital art, comics, and flip books. For all ages!
Rooms: 110A, 110B, 101 (Hall of Fame)

10:45-11:45 a.m. — Youth Workshops IV & V & VI
Learn how to create zines, comics, and animation. For all ages!
Rooms: 110A, 110B, 101 (Hall of Fame)

12-1 p.m. — Lunch & Talk Back: Brown & Black Creator Lives Matter
Creators of color discuss why race matters in all things comics! 
Bring your own lunch | MLK Lounge

1-2 p.m. — Youth Workshops VII & VIII
Learn about finding your style & voice in comics & how to create superhero comics. 
For all ages!
Rooms: 110A & 110B

1-2 p.m. — Panel I: Carving Out Expo and Publishing Spaces
Come listen to & discuss with artists & industry persons of color talk about expo and publishing spaces.

2:15-3:15 p.m. — Panel II: Fantasy & Fandom
Come with questions & learn about all aspects of fantasy & fandom

3:30-4:30 p.m. — Panel III: Scholars & Artists Unite 
Come and converse with creators & scholars about the synergies between the academy & comics of color industry

5-6 p.m. | Film Screening & Meet Director: “Black Scripts, White Supermen”
MLK Jr Lounge