ReggieCon will host the panel “To Live as One Tribe: Wakanda for All!” from 7-8 p.m. February 25, via Zoom.  

There is no cost to attend. Those interested can join the Zoom webinar at the ReggieCon website

In celebration of Black History Month, the panel will focus on the Black Panther comics. The suggested reading is Black Panther: A Nation under Our Feet, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  

Panelists include Dr. Scott Jordan, chair of the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University; Victor Dandridge, founder of Vantage InHouse Productions; Dr. Theresa Rojas, professor of English at Modesto Junior College and director of the Latinx Comic Arts Festival; and Dr. Eric Wesselmann, associate professor of psychology at Illinois State. 

Guest panelist for February will inlcude Dr. Vanessa Hintz, Alex Simmons, Dr. Stanford Carpenter, and Daniel Jun Kim.

Sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Services, ReggieCon is a series of virtual events held throughout the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. Each event consists of a panel of experts in comic and popular media and will focus on issues of race and diversity. Panel topics align with national recognition months such as Black History, LGBTQ History, and Asian Pacific Heritage Month.  

Upcoming panels include:

Wonder Woman: Lassoing the Truth about Gender  
March 18 
Women’s History Month 
Guest panelists: Dr. Shelly Clevenger and Dr. Travis Langley 

Mutant and Proud: Diversity in the World of X-Men! 
April 15 
Diversity Month 
Guest panelists: Dr. Leandra Parris and Chris Claremont 
Suggested reading: God Loves/Man Kills 

Eyes Unclouded by Hate: The Spirit of Hayao Miyazaki! 
May 6 
Asian Pacific Heritage Month 
Guest panelists: Tatsu Shigeta, Rio Shegeta, and Larry Houstson 
Suggested viewing: Princess Mononoke