Shequeta L. Smith is a woman of many talents, she’s not only a talented filmmaker, but she is a comic book creator that is the CEO of Shero Comics. She has now partnered up with local businesses in her community to create a pop-up convention for female comic book creators called SheroCon.
She’s most notably known for her graphic novel Rayven Choi, a story about a Black heroine adopted from a Korean family who carries the lead role in a Kill Bill-esque revenge plot narrative.
Below is the press release for the impending event:
This Women’s History Month, Captain Marvel won’t be the only Shero making history. Local comic creator and Shero Comics CEO, Shequeta L. Smith has partnered up with Westfield Culver City Mall to host what will be Los Angeles’ first-ever female-themed pop-up comic-con, SheroCon.
Hollywood Stuntwoman Janeshia Adams-Ginyard (Black Panther), is one amongst multiple sheroes set to appear at Shero Comic’s inaugural pop-up comic-con. This mini-con is set for Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 12pm-5pm at the Westfield Mall Culver City.
SheroCon is a one-day celebration of female comic creators, cosplayers and local sheroes who are making a difference in the world of comics and entertainment. Other activities scheduled for the day include an all-female artist alley featuring indie and mainstream comic creators, a women in comics panel discussion, one-on-one Q&A’s with Hollywood writers, actresses, costumers, executives and makeup artists from some of Hollywood’s biggest comic book movies.
The event is scheduled to end with a SheroCon Cosplay competition. But it’s more than just about Shero encounters. There will also be face painting, caricatures and make-up demos from professional makeup artists at MAC Cosmetics.
Explaining the motivation for hosting the event Smith said: “I began searching for local events in Los Angeles that Shero Comics could partner with to celebrate the work that women have contributed to the world of comics and entertainment. I was especially looking since Marvel Studios will be releasing their first female-led film, Captain Marvel, in March. After a few weeks of coming up empty handed, the idea for SheroCon was born.”
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.