blerd city con “celebrates the nerdiness in you” this weekend in brooklyn

July 27, 2017
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Black nerds get ready! BLERD City Con is bringing its “innovative, unique, creative, and challenging celebration of the Black community and all the glorious nerdiness held within” to New York on July 29th and 30th.

When most fandom events are still overwhelmingly white, Black nerds must carve out their own space in the world. Featuring art, science, film, literature and technology panels and workshops, this fantasy and fandom-fueled festival might just be the family-friendly weekend those of us still searching for that space been waiting for. 

“Our tagline is ‘Celebrating the nerdiness in you.’ There’s a nerd inside of everyone,” explains founder Clairesa Clay. “The difference is this is bringing race to the forefront instead of it being placed to the side or not at all.”

In addition to the workshops, panels, and film screenings, BLERD City Con with also include many special guests, presentations, and a gaming and comic book marketplace.

Click here for a list of all the panels and workshops, and to purchase tickets.