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Barnes & Noble in Center City Philadelphia Hosts ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. Workshop

By · February 23, 2014 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. · Comments Off

Fun w/ Baba Yumy Odom and AfriCoz-players Christine Churchwell (Raya Blackmoon) and Farugh Ma’at (Dreadlocks) at ECBACC STARS!

Raya character created by Yumy Odom – East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention and Dreadlocks character created by Andre Batts – Motor City Black Age of Comics (MoBAC).

Fun w/ Baba Akin Brown, ECBACC STARS Facilitator!

Fun w/ Baba Akin Brown, ECBACC STARS Facilitator and Baba Farugh Ma’at in the guise of Dreadlocks! Dreadlocks character created by Andre Batts of Detroit, MI – Motor City Black Age of Comics (MoBAC).

Fun w/ Baba Akin Brown, ECBACC STARS Facilitator!

Fun w/ ECBACC STARS on Sunday, 2.23.14 at Barnes & Noble Center City Philadelphia!

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Career Day with Youth Angel Scholars

By · May 26, 2012 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. · Comments Off

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Building Community One Hero at a Time!

By · January 1, 2012 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., Marketplace · Comments Off

The ECBACC, Inc. board is proud to announce additional information about the reception and convention scheduled for May 2012. Please go to the FAQ option under the ECBACC 2012 menu to read more about our events. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, advertiser, or media representative, you’ll find the instructions using the Registration Forms option under the ECBACC 2012 menu. The advance purchase option for admission has been discontinued for this year.


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ECBACC 2011 Press Release

By · May 13, 2011 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., Glyph Comics Awards, Marketplace, Previous Activities, Previous Guests · Comments Off


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For more information and media access to the convention, please complete the Press Credential Application.

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STARS Workshop at Barnes & Noble

By · February 16, 2011 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., In the Community · Comments Off

ECBACC Vice President Akinseye Brown leads STARS Workshop at Barnes & Noble Bookstore Philadelphia, PA.

ECBACC Founder Yumy Odom and Professional comic book illustrator Eric Battle of Philadelphia, show their support for positive images and youth literacy at the STARS Workshop.

Representing ECBACC, Inc. Shenkarr Davis, Yumy Odom and Akinseye Brown pose with Barnes & Noble’s Community Relations Manager Rosene Campaine at the well received two-day STARS event.

Young man shares his original comic book story with workshop participants!

Young lady tries her hand at being an author during the STARS Workshop 2011!

Participants hard at work on their own comic books at STARS!

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S.T.A.R.S. at BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE

By · February 4, 2011 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., In the Community · Comments Off

ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. COMIC BOOK FAIR at BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE

Do you really like comic books? Well, so does The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, Inc. We like them so much that we are teaming up with Barnes & Noble Bookstores to encourage creativity and combat illiteracy one superhero at a time! On Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th, 2011, ECBACC, Inc. will bring its S.T.A.R.S. program to Center City. S.T.A.R.S, an interactive youth program that uses comic book storytelling to promote literacy, will be offered free-of-charge to the public from 12pm to 3pm at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore located in Rittenhouse Square at 1805 Walnut St. / Philadelphia, PA 19103. In an effort to further support this ECBACC comic book initiative, Barnes & Noble will donate a significant portion of its weekend profits from those sales made in the name of ECBACC! All you need to do is attend our weekend workshop, make a purchase of any store item (including clothing merchandise, games, toys, and café menu items), and submit our special ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. voucher at the register. It’s that simple!


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Can’t make our event, but still want to support it? Not a problem! During the February 12th and 13th weekend go to your nearest Barnes & Noble Bookstore anywhere in the continental U.S., make a purchase of any store item and submit our special ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. voucher at the register. For online shoppers, visit: BN.COM/bookfairs to support us from February 12th, 2011 to February 13th, 2011 by entering Bookfair ID 10418929 at checkout. It’s that simple!

Now, it’s easy to support this creativity and literacy initiative wherever you are. So, make a pledge to support the comic book initiative that supports you! Become a supporter! It’s easy, fun and always appreciated! Follow the link below to download your ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. voucher today!

Thank you!
ECBACC, Inc. 2011

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ECBACC 2010 Press Release

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For more information and media access to the convention, please complete the Press Credential Application.

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Free Library of Philadelphia Workshops

By · April 4, 2010 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., In the Community · Comments Off

ECBACC, Inc. VP Akinseye Brown discusses, with a crowd of comic book enthusiasts at the Phila. Logan Branch Library, the key points of using comic book characters as a tool for expressing ideas.

Students at the Phila. Lucien Blackwell Branch Library experience writing and assembling their own comic book stories!


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ECBACC STARS Video at Superhero Day

By · April 8, 2009 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., In the Community · Comments Off
ECBACC Inc. at Superhero Day at Penn Museum

ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. Education Director Akinseye Brown, a professional illustrator and author of HTD: How to Draw Afrakan Superheroes, offered two short workshops for all ages at the recent Superhero Day at Penn Museum.

Participants learned about the important parts of a story and the use of dialogue in an interactive program that emphasized creative thinking and self-expression.

ECBACC Inc. workshop at Superhero Day at Penn Museum part II

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ECBACC 2009: Save the Date

By · December 23, 2008 · Filed in ECBACC S.T.A.R.S., Marketplace · Comments Off

ECBACC 2009: Save the Date

ECBACC, Inc. is proud to announce the 8th Annual East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention, occurring on May 15 and 16, 2009 in Philadelphia. The Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Center City is the official hotel and venue.

Interested in vending at ECBACC?

If you are interested in vending at our convention, contact ECBACC, Inc. Treasurer, Stephanie Brandford, at stephanie.brandford@ecbacc.com

Sign up to be on our mailing list to receive applications and information. Vending applications will be available to those interested after Thursday, January 1, 2009.

Guest and workshops will be announced soon.

For the latest information, you can join our general mailing list by emailing blackageofcomics@ecbacc.com. You can also go to: www.ecbacc.com, http://www.facebook.com/ecbacc.page, or www.facebook.com/ecbacc

ECBACC in Your Community!!!

Through our ECBACC S.T.A.R.S. program (Storytelling That Advances Reading Skills), we conduct comic book workshops to encourage literacy and creativity. If you would like to have us facilitate a workshop at a school, church, or organization, contact Education Chairman Akinseye Brown, at akinseye.brown@ecbacc.com.

To check out some of the community events we have participated in, visit http://ecbacc.com/wordpress/category/in-the-community/.

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