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4th Annual Chicano Con

    THIS EVENT IS IN THE PAST!

  • WHEN Multiple dates from Jul 20 - Jul 22, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE Border X Brewing, 2181 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Border X Brewing presents Chicano-Con! Comics and music event that highlights the work of Latino artists.

At Chicano-Con you’ll find comic books, art, costumes and – because this is a gathering made by and for Latinos – tacos, live music, superhero piñata breaking, and of course, Latino artists. The event, which started in 2015, takes place July 21 at Border X Brewing in Barrio Logan, a historically Chicano community in San Diego that’s just two miles east of where the madness of Comic-Con takes place.

“Comics and the popular arts are important to the Latino community and can play a role in children’s lives, just like they changed mine,” says event co-creator David Favela, who learned to speak English by reading comic books. “While Comic-Con is an incredible event, there really isn’t one place for all the Latino/Chicano artists to connect and inspire each other. We try to do that, and we try to support these artists in their journey into the popular arts.”

Latino-centric comic conventions are important because it gives Latino artists a space to be supported, especially because, as Favela puts it, “Latino parents influence their kids to work at real jobs, to do something respectable. My respects to any Latino who has flourished in a community that did not support their art or work,” he adds. “It’s not easy trying to be an artist in most barrios.”

Plus, Latino comic fans have a place to celebrate their geekiness and their culture. Even as Comic-Con does better to represent Latinos, Chicano-Con will continue to bring the Latino perspective.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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