Hey everyone! As some may know, February is Black History Month in the US, and so Fandom wishes to do its part by encouraging every creator, user, and reader on the platform to think about the powerful legacy Black and African-American creators have had in establishing your favorite fandoms and characters.
In a more elaborate blog about this (which you can read here), Fandom touched upon the history of BHM and is highlighting some recent TV shows, movies, video games, comics, and artists impacted by black creators. We encourage you to explore and delve deeper into the work they have done, and perhaps find a new fandom to enjoy.
To spread their legacy, Fandom will be hosting several roundtable discussions in the Fandom Discord server to discuss series, movies, and games that feature black performers or characters, were created by, or otherwise influenced by Black and African-American people:
- Tuesday, Feb 8, 12PM ET / 6PM CET: Roundtable about movies
- Tuesday, Feb 15, 12PM ET / 6PM CET: Roundtable about TV shows
- Tuesday, Feb 22, 12PM ET / 6PM CET: Roundtable about Video Games
These are open-ended conversations that anyone can participate in, so it would be fantastic if you could join us on the Fandom Discord server and share your enthusiasm and love for these contribution! More Fandom news and plans for BHM will be shared in the Fandom Discord and via our Twitter account, so make sure to join the server and follow @FandomWikis Twitter account.
This is also be the perfect time to highlight some of the the contributions of Black and African-American creators to this fandom! You could make a blog about them, highlight them on social media, or anything else you can think of.
Hey all, as we reach the last day of Black History Month, Fandom gears up to close out its celebrations with a last event: a panel discussion - Black Voices & Content in Genre IP - to celebrate Black culture and representation in entertainment! This will be an open, in-depth discussion spotlighting the journeys of Black creators and innovators in TV, comic books, stage, and film, and we would like to invite you all to attend and participate!
When? Monday, February 28th at 12PM EST (check your own timezone here)
Who? Joelle Monique, an iHeartRadio Executive Producer & Entertainment Writer will moderate the panel consisting of:
- Sanford Greene, the Illustrator behind Image Comic’s Bitter Root, which is soon to be a movie helmed by Regina King and Ryan Coogler
- Steve Harper, Co-Executive Producer for Stargirl
- Cameron Johnson, Co-Creator & Executive Producer of Tom Swift.
You can watch the livestream on our Twitch channel, but if you can't make it live, the VOD should be available at 1PM EST after the panel is finished, so you can check that out whenever you get a chance. Hope to see you all there watching and chatting with us!