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Professor Adilifu Nama Joins San Diego Comic-Conversation

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San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is upon us. The Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts will have representation at arguably the biggest international fandom convention with Associate Professor of African American Studies, Adilifu Nama, participating in one of the panels.

“Afro-Futurism: Black to the Future!” will take place on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

For decades, Daffy Duck was the only black actor getting any consistent work in Hollywood. For just as long, producers claimed that black screenwriters could only write comedies. Today, the landscape has changed, or has it? “Wakanda” opportunities are available in Hollywood for those of color today? Can we truly go black to the future . . . before we go black to the past? Panelists include Reggie Hudlin (Milestone Media, Black Panther), Denys Cowan (Milestone Media, The Boondocks), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek, Heroes), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager, Spaceballs), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, I, Frankenstein), Professor Adilifu Nama (Loyola Marymount University, Superheroes Decoded), Professor Ajani Brown (San Diego State University), and La Quia Howard (Kemet, I Choose 2 Be Me). Moderated by Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space 9).

For a complete schedule, click HERE.