In keeping with mission of The Dalton School, this event will promote both diversity and social justice advocacy in an inclusive, and entertaining, way.
In the world of Comic Conventions, participants are encouraged to celebrate their diverse identities in connection with a variety of sources from literature, media, pop culture, gaming, music, etc. As a result, these participants feel a strong sense of belonging to a community that is inclusive and safe. In recent years, Cons have also become a platform for activism by encouraging self-expression and conversations. Cons both embrace and inspire.
In its inaugural year, Dalton Hero Con offers six author/illustrator keynote panelists, seven activism organization booths, nine artists in the Artist Alley, more than 15 workshops/scheduled events and a pop-up bookstore with Books of Wonder. -- All in a short time span of just 3 1/2 hours!
Hero Con organizers will continue expand the offerings and make future Cons longer, bigger, and even more diverse!