Khem Comic Fest 2017

Khem Comic Fest 2017

Date(s): March 17, 2017 at 10:00am - March 18, 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: Central High School

Cost: Free for kids, $10 adults

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2017 Khemfest includes a marketplace, panels, workshops, screenings, and even a cosplay fashion show. 

Panels include:

  • Khemetic Signs and Symbols in Comic Book Media
    The history of Khemet and how it has influenced the comic book and animation industries. Host: Dilettante Bass (Marketing Director, PBS Media)

  • Promoting Literacy Through Comics
    Graphic novels are excellent resources for teaching visual rhetoric. Development of theme through motifs and symbols, anthropomorphism, methods of characterization, impact of syntax, and tone will be discussed. Hosts: Daniel McNeal (Corsairs), Suliman Onque (On-Q Comics)

  • How to Make Super Powered Movies on Your iPhone

    In this session, we will discuss the simplicity and possibility of creating your very own superpower sci-fi short film using just an iPhone. Using the Superpower FX app, iMovie apps, and a little imagination, you may very well become the next Stephen Spielberg or Michael Bay.  Don’t miss this opportunity to transform your superhero imagination into reality. Host: Abdul-Hakeem (Teacher)

  • Using Comics to Teach STEM

    We are rapidly evolving into a hyper-visual culture. Addressing the needs of diverse learners, comic books and graphic novels transform the way we see and teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).  Join Educators and Comics Creators as we present strategies for teaching STEM topics in the classroon. Host: Naseed Gifted (Educator, writer: P.B.Soldier)

  • Superhero Creation Workshop
    This workshop aims to assist participants, amateurs and professionals alike in the process of creating and envisioning their own super-powered characters. No carbon-copies, copy-cats or sidekicks. At the end of this workshop participants will have designed / created their own characters and storylines. Host: Yumy Odom (First World Komix)

AND SOOO MUCH MORE... see entire schedule on the website

The Khem Comic Book Fest is an annual convention founded by comic book creator and educator Naseed Gifted in 2014 that features creators of comics, books, film, and other media with a focus on artists and characters of color.  The goal of the event is to use comic books, films and popular culture to develop youth literacy and expression through S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math). In addition, all proceeds from the Khem Comic Book Fest will go to the Central High School Engineering Academy Program. 

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