WinC Con 3 @ BxLC

Regine Sawyer (WinC co-founder) @ The 3rd Annual Women in Comics Con

Photo: Regine Sawyer (WinC Con co-founder) @ The 3rd Annual Women in Comics Con


(March 25, 2017)
The 3rd Annual Women in Comics Con (WinC Con) returned to the Bronx Library Center with a few new faces and a steadfast core. The event showcases (mostly) locally-based artists representing various comic book genres while pressing forth the convention’s initiative of sharing professional experiences, techniques, and industry insights through panel discussions and workshops with the next wave of upcoming talent .

WinC (pronounced “Wink”) grew out of the ‘Women in Comics’ panel discussion which made its debut at the 2012 Bronx Heroes Comic Con. The brainchild of co-founder and BHCC Executive Director Ray Felix, the panel sparked a movement led by co-founder Regine Sawyer (Lockett Down Productions) and a core group of professional women artists that gave birth to the Women in Comics NYC Collective International.

Through the efforts of the collective, the issues surrounding the role of women inside and around the Comic Book/Multimedia industries, both as professionals and as central characters, were given a national voice that is fundamental to WinC Con and its role within the local community.

Ms. Sawyer has seen an organic growth of the movement through its involvement with panel discussions, workshops, and art shows across the country.

“I see us continuously growing. I see the membership continuously going up. Maybe, having Women in Comics Con in other cities… making a traveling show out of it. But, our home is definitely in The Bronx! Definitely, New York! If we’re going to be anywhere, in other locations, that would be in New York first. Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Women in Comics Con coming to an area near you (laughter)!” 

Last year’s convention drew over 1000 visitors, during the course of its 8 hours schedule. The Bronx Library Center @ 310 East Kingsbridge Road, has served as WinC Con‘s venue since starting.

For more info about Women in Comics Con.

For more info about Women in Comics NYC Collective International

For more info about Lockett Down Productions.

For more info about Bronx Heroes Comics.

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