The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, originally slated to be called the Pan-African Comic Convention (PAC-Con) or First World Komix Con (1st World Con), is an annual gathering of comic book artists, writers, their fans and retailers who are interested in discussing, buying and selling comic books, sci-fi, action figures and related material by and / or about Black superheroes / super-powered characters / adventures. In addition, the Convention also features panel discussions, a costume contest, self-publishing and graphic arts workshops for aspiring creators, and film screenings of works of veterans and amateurs alike. Tentative workshops: Writing, Drawing, and the Business of Comics. There will also be multiple panel discussions, a costume contest, and an all-day marketplace to buy and sell comic books and related items. The 16th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention will be held Saturday, May 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at TECH Freire Charter School.