Schomburg Center: 10th Annual Black Comic Book Festival

The Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of Black comics featuring panel discussions, a cosplay show, and more!


January 13—15, 2022
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030
Registration Link:

About the event:

The 2022 Black Comic Book Festival marks a decade of bringing together animators, Blerds, bloggers, cosplay lovers, fans, families, illustrators, independent publishers, and writers to celebrate Black comic books and graphic novels and provides a platform to get the works directly to readers. This annual event features panel discussions, workshops, cosplay showcases, and highlights the work of creators from across the country.

The 10th annual festival from January 13—15, 2022, will include a mix of in-person and virtual events. Keep checking our Eventbrite page for updates as we add more events.

Event Details:

You must reserve a timed-entry ticket to visit the SchomCom Vendors Market on Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15. When booking your time slot, click “Select A Date” to register for the virtual panels and/or to register for the onsite SchomCom Vendors Market. Your ticket gives you 90 minutes inside the building. To ensure everyone’s enjoyment, Schomburg staff will ask that you exit at the end of your timed session. At the end of your timed session, you will be asked by Schomburg staff to exit the building.

A select number of SchomCom Exhibitors will be onsite at the Schomburg Center on Friday, January 14 & Saturday, January 15 from 10:00 AM- 8:00 PM.

You can find a complete list of our vendors here: You can also purchase featured titles and merchandise from the Schomburg Shop.

By reserving a timed ticket, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Schomburg Center’s Black Comic Book Festival, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold The New York Public Library, its Trustees, officers, agent, and employees liable for any illness or injury.


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