Articles tagged: creativity

August 4 at 4:00 PM

Hosted by Anthony Jones

A panel featuring concept artists from the film and game industry. These artists represent an ethnic minority in the game industry and have worked for companies like Marvel, Blizzard, Sony, Warner Bros, NetherRealms, Ensemble, Scientific Games, & Wizards of the Coast. Panelists include Jomaro Kindred, Anthony Jones, Thabiso Mhlaba, and costume designers from Black Panther Phillip Boutte Jr, and Marco Nelor.

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August 3 at 4:00 PM

Hosted by Jabril Power

Lecture and Artist Demonstration. How politics affect Black identity in Art.

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August 4 at 5:30 PM

Hosted by Erika Alexander

Color Farm is launching a national crowdfunding rally called 'KEEP IT COLORFUL.' We've partnered with crowdfunding platform, Seed&Spark, and SVOD company, Black&. The goal of the rally is to get at least 50 digital series pilots, by creators of color, greenlit in 2018. bring the resources for great pitching, campaign building, and audience engagement to creators right where they are through a series of engaging, in-person workshops.

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August 4 at 5:00 PM

Tired of each being the only minority in their shows, the group came together to create their own brand of comedy that fits their high energy and experiences. Join this collective of Black Excellence for an open discussion and Q&A to learn more about their experience with touring, writing and performing in television, film, and on stage across the world.

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August 4 at 3:00 PM

Hosted by Taylor Cisco

So you've got a great idea, shot a video, wrote a comic/novel... now what? The modern age has a strong DIY ethos. You don't have to wait for the opportunities to get your work to the masses- but you do have to work. Learn about prepping, packaging, and presenting your content to the right people, at the right outlets, in the right way.

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All Weekend

Dedicated to exhibiting the artwork of youth alongside working artists in order to promote social change. Join CMASJ as they lead attendees in creating activism buttons that raise awareness for a cause in order to push for change. Participants will be encouraged to use their creativity to design and reflect on social issue that they are most passionate about.

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August 4 at 3:00 PM

Hosted by Lawrence Lee Wallace

Black Filmmaking in Hollywood. The challenges and the solutions. From independent to big budget, a panel of 5 people from different aspects of the film and TV industry. Director Lawrence Lee Wallace, Actor Eric Lane, Actress/writer Cynda Williams, Casting Director Angela Cobb, and National Diabetes Spokesperson and TV personality Anita Nicole Brown. Moderated by Radio Host Cabrly Breotti, this panel will give you the information and insight you need to make it while Black in Hollywood.

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August 3 at 4:00 PM

Hosted by Billy Almon

In this talk from designer and 'Storyteller of Nature’s Awesomeness' Billy Almon, learn more about Biomimicry, how it manifests in the Black Panther mythos, see real world examples, and discover how turning to nature for inspiration might help with your next project or venture.

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August 4 at 2:00 PM

Hosted by Erika Alexander

This will be a discussion about the New Majority audience, its diversity, and the future of film, television and narrative storytelling. We will present an engaging Powerpoint presentation focused on the making of Erika’s graphic novel, Concrete Park. Erika and her creative partner, Tony Puryear, will provide their story within the context of being an outsider. The presentation is essentially a how-to-do-it-for-yourself guide. It is very interactive, participatory, fun, and educational.

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August 4 at 4:00 PM

Hosted by Chloe C. Mimms

The objective of this panel is to inform and educate all POC (person(s) of color) and non-POC the struggles and triumphs of being a POC cosplayer. We aim to break the stigma of identification of being a race bended vs. original character cosplays.

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Date and Time TBD

Dance Characters prides itself on creating tender, memorable moments with families by providing professionally and/or extensively trained dancers to entertain guests through interactive dance, music, games, and fun. Dance Characters was founded by an inner city youth who had dreams of spreading smiles through the magic of dance. Come meet, dance, and play with them in Wakandacon's Kid's Room!

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August 2 starting at 7:30 PM

They all met and navigated the comedy scene in Chicago and now they've all went on to find major success and make major moves on stages across the world and in film & television. Featuring Chris Redd (SNL, Popstar, Netflix's Disjointed), Dewayne Perkins (Netflix's The Break with Michelle Wolf), Taneshian Rice (HBO, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level), Chicago's fave 3Peat Comedy (Comedy Central), Rashida "Sheedz" Olayiwola (HBO's Insecure), Kellye Howard (Comedy Central) with a special music performance by Aasia Lashay Bullock (Showtime's The Chi) and hosted Lisa Beasley (Comedy Central, ABC, NBC). Tickets are a separate purchase. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

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August 4 at 1:00 PM

Hosted by Anthony Jones

Artists featured in this demonstration are Phillip Boutte Jr, and Marco Nelor. They will discuss the process of design in the film industry. Working with directors and achieving the vision needed for the final product. Demonstrate how to gather reference, start the design process, and take it to completion.

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August 3 at 4:00 PM

Hosted by Anthony Jones

Artists featured in this demonstration are Jomaro Kindred, and Anthony Jones. They will discuss the process of design in the game industry. Developing concepts to help with production and post production in game development. Show examples of concepts and how they make it to the final game through many rounds of iteration and feedback.

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All Weekend

The Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice presents Earth 2: a series of drawings created by artists, ages 7-15, of their imagined futuristic worlds. Students participated in discussions around the distant future- what would people wear? Where would they live? How would they get around? How might people relate with one another? The act of such intense imagining alters not just the possibilities of what can be far in the future, but also helps us see what we can alter in our current world as well. The sourced images that served as a starting point for the artists are from Nasa's images archive.

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August 3 at 6:00 PM

Hosted by Kenyatta Forbes

This panel brings together experts in the social justice and gaming to discuss the impact gaming has on raising awareness, changing behavior, or other inequalities. How might gaming be a tool for social, political, and cultural change? Join the conversation with these panelists as they share their work and take questions from the audience.

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August 3 at 6:00 PM

Hosted by Sami Schalk

What kind of future do you want to live in? This panel of academics, activists and fans will address how creating and consuming speculative media, especially that created by and focused on marginalized people, can help us imaging more inclusive and just futures.

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August 5 at 10:00 AM

Hosted by Anthony Jones

A live demonstration of an original character design using traditional means, via Paper, Pencil

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August 4 at 5:00 PM

Hosted by Christopher Adams

Welcome to the Shift: How PARADIGM GREY brought together 5 Black production companies to create a sci-fi universe on film. We will showcase clips from the movie as well as several micro shorts completed for our viral marketing campaign and a discussion with the Filmmakers and some of the actors involved.

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August 4 at 12:00 PM

Hosted by Eris Eady

A conversation about the impact of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression on blackness both state side and abroad.

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