VirtousCon

Dear VirtuousCon ,

I want to personally thank you for everything you guys are doing right now, in the mist of the pandemic. I like most people felt like I was slowing slipping into a mental headspace that wasn't the greatest place for me to be. So ive found refuge, in the spaces on the internet I have craved out for myself, following hashtags #Blerd, #BlackCosplay, and #BlackNerd. Has been a ray of light in a macomb environment, I miss gathering with black creatives, cosplayers, and vendors. Enter in VirtousCon.

A space for black creatives so show and display old and new works, a traditional con condensed into what ever size screen to happened to be on. Making away for people all across the world to experience what we all have been missing out on this entire year, a sense of community and togetherness. As a Black nerd, I experience loneliness on several cultural fronts. Im not white, so the "nerd" community as a whole cause issues with what I like, how i choice to cosplay or what I say. The Black community is under the assumption, that the things I enjoy music, media, leisure is all too "white". So it refreshing to have the gang all back together again in one spot. Its time for Blerds to unite. Thanks to the content Editors at Narau people like Clarence Young the Editor-at-large, Film, Animation Editor Leonardo Faierman and Comic Books Graphic Novels, and Books Editor George Carmona III for bring the dream and brain child of Cerece Rennie Murphy to life.

VirtousCon is the right thing, at a perfect time. To all who are reading this I hop you find you way to the place to be on 06/18/2021



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One Happy Blerd

Tyrone "Blerd Senpai" Toliver





WHAT IS VIRTUOUS CON?

Virtuous Con is a company created by Cerece Rennie Murphy that produces and hosts virtual venues, as a vehicle for independent science fiction, fantasy, and comics creators to grow an audience for their work. Each venue creates an authentic experience for attendees including virtual “booths” for vendors to interact live with attendees about their products and live panel rooms to interact in real-time discussions. Murphy created Virtuous Con out of a need to help many of her creative colleagues and friends whose businesses were adversely affected by the COVID-19 shutdowns. Especially BIPOC creatives


Virtuous Con: Juneteenth (Welcome Room)

June 19th, 09:30am - CDT

June 19th, 05:00pm - CDT


Event Description

Welcome to Virtuous Con: Juneteenth! We are so excited to have you with us. Enter HERE to get your orientation to our interactive platform then, head into the event where we have an AMAZING Floor Show with some of the best indie creators in comics, books, apparel, and so much more.

We also have THREE Panel Rooms where we're hosting an incredible range of topics and discussions - from craft to fandom to building our community.

Our OCTAVIA BUTLER and DWAYNE MCDUFFIE panel rooms will feature our special guest and fandom discussions. Our mini-Master Class Series Room, sponsored by Kickstarter, will house all our "how-to" classes.

Virtuous Con: Juneteenth will take place Saturday, June 19th-Sunday, June 20th.

All panels will run from 11am-6pm EST.

The Floor Show will open from 12noon-7pm EST.

Thanks for spending the day with us. We hope you'll stick around and be inspired!

Visit www.virtuouscon.com to get the latest guest and program information.