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
One Happy Blerd
Tyrone "Blerd Senpai" Toliver