East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC)
The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, originally slated to be called the Pan-African Comic Convention (PAC-Con) or First World Komix Con (1st World Con), is an annual gathering of comic book artists, writers, their fans, and retailers who are interested in discussing, buying, and selling comic books, sci-fi, action figures and related material by and / or about Black superheroes / super-powered characters / adventures. In addition, the Convention also features panel discussions, self-publishing and graphic arts workshops for aspiring creators, and film screenings of works of veterans and amateurs alike. The Convention is held in Philadelphia each May preceded by a reception / awards ceremony. The ECBACC is the first bona fide “Black Comic Book Convention” in Philadelphia, PA, and serves as a replicable model for community-based comic book conventions. The ECBACC has successfully cultivated images of Black super-powered characters and has effectively served as a nexus, conduit and catalyst for Black comic book creators, their colleagues and fans since 2002!
We also offer the Glyph Comics Awards. The Glyph Comic Awards recognize the best in comics made either by, for, or about Black people. ECBACC celebrates the accomplishments that Black artists and writers have made in the comic book industry through engaging and exciting programs which include:
- Discussions, panels, workshops and book signings.
- Performing arts.
- A comic book market place.
In The News
- Atlantic City library workshops unpack black comics characters, Press of Atlantic City, February 15, 2017.