ABYSSINIA MEDIA GROUP® wishes everyone a Good Day! This is a visual and multimedia blog presentation of my East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention. The excursion to Philadelphia from Los Angeles was a very trying and tiring one. We arrived in Philadelphia on Friday rainy and cloudy morning that turned cooler by evening. Wanted to make the Glyph Comics Awards held at the convention site Tech-Freire Charter High School but health issues due to the cool weather made that a no show for the AMG crew. We were kind of expecting LATE Spring weather and it turned out to be EARLY spring weather.
But on that rainy May 19th Saturday morning it was on! We arrived there before 10 AM and we were assigned our tables, had a mix-up with Black Lightning creator Tony Isabella but got that worked out. I was just glad I got to say a few words to him even if it was out of a confused state (mine).
We set up in the main room, saw the positive and most of all creative forces that were out there as friends colleagues and competition. Shout out to Mishindo Kuumba I and his crew, shout out to N. Steven Harris, shout out to Jerome Wolford, shout out to Fari-Raqub & King VII, shout out to Roye Okupe and the YouNeek Studios crew, shout out to my brother from another mother and ECBACC organizer, Akinseye Brown, shout out to ECBACC President Yumy Odom, most of all shout out to Glyph Award Winner Greg Anderson-Elyseé for is “Nana the Were-Spider.”
One of the great moments was a panel discussion between Dr. William H. Foster III, Don McGregor, and Tony Isabella. It was a great and informative discussion about the histories and editorial backlash at Marvel with writer McGregor and their BLACK PANTHER franchise as well as Tony Isabella’s challenges at DC comics with the BLACK LIGHTNING franchise.
The real highlight of the day was the Afri-Coz Play Contest featuring peeps in their favorite comic character costume. There were a lot of favorites and I tried to feature them in the gallery shown within this blog. They may also be seen on ABYSSINIA MEDIA GROUP® Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Not to mention at the actual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention website – http://ECBACC.COM. We had a wonderful full day but missed the group picture at the end because we were on a tight schedule.
The next day fortunately we were blessed to arrive at Reading Terminal Market after attending worship service to see the last remnants of the Black age of comic convention organizers breakfast. The ECBACC Breakfast event had ended but we arrived there just in time before the leadership stepped out the door. The pictures featured in the “AMG at the Philadelphia ECBACC 2018 Gallery” in this blog. Much love to all the organizers, much love to all my fellow retailers, most of all looking forward to attending the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention next year in May 2019.