Comedian Chris Fraley aka Blackman to Defend Africoz Title at the 16th Annual ECBACC
Join Comedian Chris Fraley aka Blackman, as he defends his Africoz title for best costume; or as he states his “uniform,” during the 16th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention in Philadelphia, Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Africoz is the costume and cosplay contest that celebrates characters of African descent in comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, and film.
(ECBACC) was established in 2002 as a community-based educational, literacy, literary and artistic initiative designed to 1] bring together the men / women in the comic book industry, including sci-fi, fantasy and political satire, cartooning / animation, to share ideas and showcase their work; 2] To discuss the impact of the comic book industry; 3] To look at the business aspects of the comic book industry; 4] To look at how the comic book industry can more actively serve as a tool to address community concerns: literacy, incarceration, addictions, homelessness, racism, sexism, etc.; and 5] To establish a network / consortium (ECBACC Synergy Group) and an annual convention (Comic-Con) to address this initiative in an open and public forum.
This is the 16th annual ECBACC. Check out last year’s highlights from Africoz below. Blackman is the defending champion.
“Africoz is Cosplay but Blackman ain’t playin,’ said Fraley. He’s saving mankind one stereotype at a time!”
“Dude is lit and funny.” Steve Jordan Blackman Fan.
Who: Blackman saving mankind one stereotype at a time
What: Defends his Africoz title at the annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention.
When: Full Convention: May 20th, 2017
Where: TECH Freire Charter School, 2221 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19132