All photos by Jamal Jordan
All in Conventions
Breaking normal is more than just being visible. Sometimes, you gotta talk the talk, too and it ain’t always straightforward or easy.
I have this thing where I'm watching these spaces curated by Black people for Black people either were low-key pandering to the yt gaze or sell themselves to them...
There's this weird underlying notion that you haven't "made it" until you getting them yt dollars and those curating these spaces have shown themselves willing to cash out on the trust of their followers and audiences. It fucking sucks. And yet, it's a norm.
DragonCon 2018. A hot ass mess in many ways but an awesome time all the time.
DragonCon is filled with Black people…in the audience. Doesn’t mean it’s a Black space, though.
Learning is a life-long endeavor and we’re always gonna learn something, even when we don’t want to…
The world of cosplay has changed but the rules of marginalization and oppression have not.
Meet Allie of Allie Cat Cosplay. She’s been in the cosplay game for several years and has done nothing but level up her building skills. And she’s really sweet. Check out her interview and then visit her social media pages to see what she’s up to.
Almost anytime I had downtime, I wondered why I was exhausted. Now I know why. This video chronicles the various events I participated in during 2017 and there were a lot.
Cosplay is rooted in racist intellectual properties — and fans do everything they can to uphold this racism.
In this segment of Time out with TaLynn Kel, I meet with artists and creators Jasmine Dawson of Jazzy Bear Arts, Roger Patterson, and Lonnie Jackson of Upyri. Links to their pages are below.
Cosplay is a way of loving myself despite what the world tells me.
I visited OnyxCon 2017 and sat down with comic creators Ashleigh Davenport, Manuel and Geiszel Goday, and Rod Brown to find out about their projects. Links to their info are below.
Segment 1 is Ashleigh Davenport, the creator and writer behind VuDu legends and owner of Final Beat Comics. http://www.finalbeatcomics.com/
Your fandom is racist. This isn't a question or a debate and when you really think about it, you'll see why.
My new project! Interviews! Cuz my life needs joy and this is helping.
BlerDCon isn't the con we deserve but it could be...
MomoCon 2017! A lot of work and a lot of fun. This was my experience which I *know* is different from everyone else's because I don't watch Steven Universe and I think that show owns this convention.