Originally posted in About Islam
by Layla Abdullah-Poulos
NEW YORK – New York Comic Con is one of the world’s largest cultural convenings with attendance reaching up to 180,000 over the convention’s 3-days. The 2018 convention—held October 4thto 7th—brought over $100 million dollars in revenue into the New York City economy.
For the first time in the convention’s history, there was an all-Muslim panel discussing anime, comics, fandom, and Muslim culture.
Moderated by State University of New York (SUNY) Rockland professor, Shamika Mitchell, Ph.D., the panel, “Salaam Nerds & Geeks: Islam, Fandom, Comics & Popular Culture” hosted a range of artists and cultural critics sharing their perspectives on US Muslim creative culture.