WICOMICON planned after sudden postponement of Universal FanCon

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A conglomeration of groups has come together to hold a pop-up convention in the wake of last week’s sudden postponement of Universal FanCon, billed as an inclusive celebration of “geek culture.”

Nerds of Color, Black Heroes Matter, New Release Wednesday, and theblerdgurl, as well as André Robinson of Carbon-Fibre Media and Elijah Kelley of the Be A Boss App, joined forces to help artists, creators and vendors who were suddenly left without a booking.

So named for its venue at 1100 Wicomico Street, WICOMICON will be held April 28 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10, or $5 if you had already bought admission to Universal Fan Con. Children ages 12 and younger get in free.

“We knew there were a lot of people in and out of Baltimore hurting when FanCon was postponed, and we wanted to provide some relief,” Keith Chow, founder of The Nerds of Color, said in a statement. “Fortunately, we were able to come together as a community and find a place to celebrate the things we love in the city we love.”

The Sun first reported the news.

Per the paper’s Brittany Britto, cast members of the TV shows “The Magicians” and “Killjoys” are scheduled to appear. There will also be vendors, cosplay contests and more. Chow added in an email that additional appearances will be announced soon.

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel

Brandon Weigel is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. A graduate of the University of Maryland, he has been published in The Washington Post, The Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Urbanite, The Baltimore Business Journal, b and others. Prior to joining Baltimore Fishbowl, he was an editor at City Paper from 2012 to 2017. He can be reached at [email protected]
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