ReggieCon will welcome award-winning poet, writer and author of Ghost River Dr. Lee Francis IV to the panel of experts from 7-8:30 p.m., November 11, via Zoom. 

ReggieCon is a series of virtual panels with experts in comic and popular media, focusing on issues of race and diversity. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, the November panel will focus on Francis’ book. Dr. Francis (Pueblo of Laguna) is the CEO and founder of Native Realities LLC, an Indigenous Imagination Company, which has published the largest assortment of Indigenous-centric comic books in the world.

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

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.

Sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Services, the Harold K. Sage Fund, and the Illinois State University Foundation, ReggieCon is entering its second year with panels throughout the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.

Upcoming panels include:
Charlie Brown Christmas
December 2
Seasonal Depression Awareness Month

Blackjack meets Black Panther
February 24
Black History Month

Jessica Jones Alias
March 24
Women’s History Month

Marvel’s Amulet
April 14
Arab American Heritage Month

My Neighbor Totoro
May 5
Asian Pacific Heritage Month