On July 29 - 30, 2017, in the DUMBO section in NYC, Blerd City Con’s inaugural conference drew 300 attendees, covering a weekend and spanning four locations. The conference totaled 40 activities. 


  • Women In Comics: Gender and Inclusion in the Modern Age of the Comic Book World

  • Enter the last Dragon: Black Folks & Martial Arts

  • A Right Not to Die: Imprisonment from Birth to Death

  • New Avengers: Creating a Unique Voice in Nerd Media

  • Cosplay, Disabilities, Geek Culture and Neurodiversity!


  • Afropast and Afrofuture: Indy Explosive Comics

  • The DieselFunk Brothers – Gloggers Tim and Jim Fielder

  • ImageNation Short Film Showcase

  • Creatively Speaking Short Film Showcase

  • Anime, Mange, Kpop & Race Mash Up

  • AfroCrowd: Bringing the Digital Footprints of the African Diaspora with Wikipedia

  • Blood, Thirst, and Gargoyles: The Eric Battle’s Way