Dec 10, 2022  |  11:00AM - 4:00PM
California African American Museum

Immerse yourself in the artistry, history, and power of Black comics at CAAMCon, CAAM’s first festival of Black comics!

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Keynote Conversation: Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington
Distinguished director and screenwriter of Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ryan Coogler, joins screenwriter and Black Panther: Long Live the King novelist, Aaron Covington, to discuss the challenges and rewards of writing Black comics, the transition of stories from comic form to the big screen, and the subversive nature of the comic genre.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
In Conversation: Cody Ziglar, John Jennings, and Rodney Barnes
CAAMCon co-founder John Jennings, a professor, New York Times bestselling author, and graphic novelist, is joined by Cody Ziglar, director, podcast producer, and Marvel She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and Spider-Punk series writer, and executive producer of The Boondocks, Rodney Barnes, for a wide-ranging conversation about creating and working with characters that are staples in Black comics, representations of Black women characters, and adapting the work of writers like Octavia Butler to graphic novel form.

​​11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Comics Marketplace
Meet some of the most celebrated creatives on the comic book scene—including Kristal Adams, David G. Brown, Shawnee Gibbs and Shawnelle Gibbs, Ray-Anthony Height, Keithan Jones, Jason Reeves, Robert Roach, TJ Sterling, Rubyn Warren II, and Larry Welch—and see their work in person.

Children's Activity Corner
Create and color your own Black comics!

Food Trucks
Save room for delicious fare from Vegan AF and Billionaire Burger Boys!

CAAMCon Black Comics Festival is co-founded by John Jennings.