ONYXCON 101

Welcome To ONYXCON online!

This is the OFFICIAL Spot to get all the latest news and views of the world's  greatest culturally focused Popular Arts conference/convention in the Southeast USA = ONYXCON!

So what exactly is ONYXCON?
ONYXCON will promote, showcase, educate, and entertain all fans of the Sequential Arts and related media by showcasing creators of comics, books, film, and other media associated, with a focus on African Diaspora Cultural concepts, interest, and general markets. This event is for everyone, and is a progressive and diverse showcase/networking event for professionals who appreciate the African Diaspora’s contributions and consumer power as it relates to popular Arts media. Because comic books/comic strips have long stood as the foundation Art form of this type of convention, comics will be a major feature. The ONYXCON will not be limited to comics though. This event will also showcase literary novels, video games, collectable toys and models, film/documentary, and all other media that our committee feel fit the interest of our expected audience.

Why?

Similar events that inspired this concept have already had huge success. Established festivals like Philadelphia’s East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) founded by Yumy Odom with planning by once event coordinator Maurice Waters inspired this event. The original - The Black Age of Comics Convention founded by Turtel ONLI of Chicago, IL, inspired that Convention. These conventions, The National Black Arts Festival, numerous other ‘comic cons’, and many other similar festive events were inspirational catalyst for the creation of ONYXCON.
Reference
Philadelphia’s ECBACC- The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention www.ecbacc.com
BACC -The Black Age of Comics Convention by ONLI Studios of Chicago- www.dablackage.blogspot.com.

ONYX

The origin of the word Onyx is defined as meaning ‘ring’. Onyx is also associated with the stone of the same name and the color Black. The good energy attributes associated with the stone, the term ‘Black’ as it associates with the culture and vision of the African Diaspora, and the symbolism of a ‘ring’ as a complete circle of networking, learning, and influence are the symbolisms associated with the ONYXCON’s mission.


ATLANTA

Atlanta is the capital of new growth and commerce in the south. Culturally and economically, Atlanta has a strong African American and International African Diaspora community. Many African Americans and other ethnicities/cultures that support the communities have a vested interest in products created for and by people of direct African decent. ONYXCON will create awareness, a new market base, and educational opportunities for consumers and industry professionals who produce unique Art and products for these supporters.

HOW TO GET THERE

GOOGLE MAP IT ! 915 NEW HOPE ROAD
ATLANTA, GA 30331
Try MARTA- It's SMARTA!
MARTA is Atlanta's "Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority". It is the best public transport system for traveling to and from ONYXCON for anyone not driving or within walking distance to the event!
SEE The website to plan your journey's for ONYXCON!


HOTEL STAY! LOOK NO FURTHER THAN OUR SPONSOR 
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ATLANTA AIRPORT WEST - CAMP CREEK ! 
TELL THEM YOU ARE IN TOWN FOR  THE 'ONYXCON EVENT' & ASK ABOUT DISCOUNTED RATES! 

3833 Princeton Lakes Ct - Atlanta, GA 30331 
http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/atlanta/atlqr/hoteldetail
THIS hotel is in the same lot as a brand new market place with shopping, food, and entertainment facilities!

In ATL this area is known as The Camp Creek Pavilion district or "Camp Creek".

* Special note* Part of Camp Creek Parkway-the street is also named TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PARKWAY!