“Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign, writers Greg Pak and Leah Williams, and artist Bryan Tillman are among the celebrity guests who will appear at WICOMICON this Saturday, the festival announced.
As was previously reported, cast members from the Syfy shows “Killjoys”–Tamsen McDonough and Sean Baek–and “The Magicians”–Jade Tailor, Rizwan Manji, Sergio Osuna and Hannah Levien–are also scheduled to appear.
Announced earlier this week, WICOMICON has come together quickly in the wake of the indefinite postponement of Universal FanCon, which marketed itself as a celebration of “geek culture” for fans who are people of color, LGBTQ and/or women.
The fallout from the postponement, announced a week before the event was set to take place, has been extensive, as evidenced by these pieces in Bleeding Cool and The Root, with fans and vendors scrambling to make other arrangements and wondering if they’ll get their money back.
The organizers of WICOMICON–Black Heroes Matter, The Nerds of Color, Carbon-Fibre Media, New Release Wednesday, theblerdgurl and the Be A Boss App–swept in to try and give a home to Universal FanCon ticket-holders still looking for a convention to meet their needs.
WICOMICON also promises to have vendors (list here), cosplay contests, games, musical performances and children’s entertainment. The convention is scheduled for April 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1100 Wicomico Street. Tickets cost $10, or $5 if you had bought one for Universal FanCon, and children ages 12 and younger get in free.