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The 21st Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

Philadelphia, PA – July 16, 2022 – In its 21st year, The East Coast Black Age of Comics
Convention (ECBACC Philly), which sponsors Philadelphia’s premiere Black comic book
convention, will celebrate the myriad worlds of quantum sci-fi & superheroes on
Saturday, July 16, 2022. This year, ECBACC Philly will host an outdoor event at The Letitia
House /3451 – 3485 W. Girard Ave. from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Glyph Comics Awards (GCA)
*2021 (which was not formally announced last year) will be presented with a
spectacular day of networking, panel discussions, a comic book mini-marketplace, and
youth/adult workshops. Admission is FREE. Youth age 12 and under must be
accompanied by an adult. ECBACC, founded by Philly Ambassador Mr. Yumy Odom, is
a pioneering initiative, giving Black heroes, super-powered characters, their creators,
and fans a voice in the comic book industry.

Courtesy ECBACC

Over the past 2 decades, ECBACC has kept the spotlight on an array of the best and
brightest, pioneers, veterans and emerging creators, writers, illustrators, filmmakers,
publishers, and visionaries, among them: Jerry Craft (Mama’s Boys / co-Founder Black
Comic Book Festival / Schomburg – Harlem); Eric Battle (Marvel, DC, Milestone Media,
Dark Horse Comics); Regine Sawyer (Founder of the Women in Comics Convention –
NYC); Tony Isabella (DC – Creator of Black Lightning; and Marvel – Creator of Misty Knight
& Black Goliath); Mshindo Kuumba (Artist Extraordinaire / BlackOps); Richard G. Tyler II
aka Bro. Uraeus (BlackOps / BHM); Sheeba Maya (Digital Artistry); Don McGregor (Writer
/ Marvel’s Black Panther); N. Steven Harris (Watson & Holmes / Ajala / The Fringe); Nasheed
Gifted (Founder of Khem Comic Festival – Newark, NJ); William H. Foster III (Celebrated
Comic Book Historian); Shawn Alleyne (Founder of Pyroglyphics Studio); and an amazing
an array of vendors…


On tap for Saturday, July 16th: The Kids’ Library Zone / The Superhero Learning Zone, which
will feature comic book-themed activities open to all young people who attend the
outdoor Convention and offer children a chance to learn arts & crafts, music, storytelling
and how to take their own ideas and create superheroes and comic books; ECBACC
Professional Workshops and Panels; a limited ECBACC Marketplace this year; and AfriCoz
/ AfriCoz Kids Contests: The very first costume and cosplay contests for adults and youth,
respectively, celebrating Black Age and Africana characters in comic books, sci-fi,
fantasy and film.

For more information, on the full list of panelists & artists, visit: www.ecbacc.com

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