Washington, DC Metropolitan Area to Host BlerdCon
WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington, DC Metropolitan area will be playing host to BlerdCon. This three-day event will bring together fans of comic books, video games, anime, cosplay, and technology from all over the region. Join the fun and connect the generation gap of Millennials and Generation Z.
“Blerd” is shorthand for “black nerd” but is often used as a self-descriptive term for people of all colors within the minority community of geeks. While Blerd is the organizing principle of this con, we are expanding it's meaning to encompass the far corners of diversity and inclusion that represents all that we love about nerd-dom.
For decades, the world of geekdom has grown and expanded its reach to include more Black, Latino, and Asian persons of color, as well as women, the disabled, and LGBTQ nerds here in the US and abroad. During this same period, conventions focusing on anime, comic books, sci-fi, gaming and cosplay have failed to incorporate proportional representation reflecting the growing audience of “minority nerds.”
BlerdCon seeks to remedy this by providing a fun, welcoming and inclusive space where people of all colors and backgrounds can see themselves represented in the mainstream and behind the scenes of the genre and community we all love.
What: BlerDCon located in Arlington, Virginia/DC Metro Area
When: Friday, June 30, 2017 Saturday, July 1, 2017 Sunday, July 2, 2017
Where: Hyatt Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Tickets: Early Bird Pass: $45 – 3 Day Pass Regular Pass: $55 – 3 Day Pass At the Door Pass: $55