This year was great with panels, workshops, screenings and even a cosplay fashion show! The 2018 KhemFest was not to be missed! Stay tuned for the 5th Annual KhemFest programming.


11:00am - 11:15am

Welcome to the 4th Annual Khemfest

(Auditorium) Founder: Naseed Gifted (Educator, Creative Director of PBS Media; P.B.Soldier) Welcome you to the 4th Annual Khem Comic Book Fest


11:00am - 7:00pm


(Atrium) All day our vendors will be in the Atrium selling comic books, art, movies and toys!

 Music Powered by DJ Show Off

11:15 AM – 11:55 AM

Khemetic Signs And Symbols In Black Panther Powered by PBS Media

(Auditorium) The History Of Khemet And How It Influenced The Blockbuster Movie Black Panther.

Speaker: Dilettante Bass (Marketing Director, PBS Media)

Shades of Memnon by Gregory Walker

Shades of Memnon by Gregory Walker

12:00pm - 12:50pm

African Origins Of Superheroes Powered By Black Sci-fi

(Auditorium) With The Popularity Of The Movie “Black Panther” the time is right to learn how the true origin of Ancient Nile Valley Culture, and the origin of the “Superhero” are one in the same!  Join Gregory “Brother G” Walker, journalist, historian and author of the Award Winning series “Shades of Memnon” as takes us on a journey around the world. Discover how Memnon - the African hero of the Trojan war, Nimrod - the kushite hero of the old testament and Queen Nefertari - Black Wonder Woman of the 18th dynasty, paved the way for Black Panther in comics and movies and left a legacy for developing the hero in us all.

Keynote Speaker: Brother G (Shades Of Memnon)


12:00pm - 2:00pm

Face Painting 

(Cafeteria) Face painting sessions for kids and adults!









Image from Regine Sawyer's "Ice Witch"

Image from Regine Sawyer's "Ice Witch"

12:55PM - 1:45PM

Black Women In Comics Powered By Brickcity Live

(Auditorium) Explore An In Depth Analysis Of The Many Contributions, Trials And Tribulations Of Black Women In The Comic Book Industry. Host: Andaiye Taylor (BrickCity Live) Panelists: Regine Sawyer (LockettDown Productions; Women In Comics Collective, Int'l.), Micheline Hess (Ovenland), Sheeba Maya (Artist), Ariell Johnson (Owner Of Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc.)


12:55PM - 1:45PM

Making Super Powered Movies With Your iPhone

(Room 111) In this session we will discuss the simplicity and possibility of creating your very own superpower sci-fi short film using just an iPhone. Using the Superpower Fx App, iMovie App, and a little imagination you may very well become the next Ryan Coogler or Stephen Spielberg.  don’t miss this opportunity to transform your superhero imagination into reality. Speaker: A. Abdul-hakeem (Educator)

1:00 Pm – 2:00 Pm

Mask Painting

(Cafeteria) Kids Will Create Their Own Superhero Masks.

1:00 Pm – 4:00 Pm

Nerf Challenge Powered By Elite Group Of Students (E.G.O.S.)

(1st Floor-Side of GymA fun and safe way to play nerf war games for kids, perfect for all age levels.

1:50pm - 2:00pm

Black (short Film)

(Auditorium) Filmmakers make the long trip from Brooklyn New York, United States to Seoul, South Korea exploring the various trends of Black-American culture and Hip Hop music there. Gaining a deeper understanding of the appeal of Hip Hop music and style in Korea, they follow two underground Korean rappers as well as speak to various other individuals.

Nadia Burgess (ToughSpirit Creations) 

2:00pm - 2:40pm

BEAST: Chronicles of Parker (short FILM/Martial Arts Demonstration) powered by Inside the Action studio

(Auditorium) In 1999 the empire corporation began developing a serum that would change the face of modern warfare. A serum that would create the perfect soldier, stronger, faster and impervious to pain.

Director: Robert Samuels  Writers: Robert Jefferson  Starring:  Marco Johnson, John Canada TerrellVincent Lyn and Kevin K. Greene

Host: Khalil Massi (Inside the Action Studio)  

Marco Johnson (Actor: Beast: Chronicles of Parker) 

1:50pm - 2:40pm

What You Must Know To Be A Comic Book Creator

(Room 111) A Brief and informative workshop about what comic book artists must know to do the work of comic book creating. 

Speaker: Darrell Goza (Goza Creative/Scriptgraphics)

2:00 Pm – 3:00 Pm

Create Your Own Comic Strip powered by on-q comics

(Cafeteria) Speaker: Suliman Onque (On-q Comics)

2:45 Pm – 3:35 Pm

Animation Hour

BLACK PANTHER The Animated Series powered by inside the action studio

(Auditorium)  Black Panther is the ruler and protector of the African nation of Wakanda. Using technology, wits, and extraordinary fighting ability he must protect his nation from an invasion led by Ulysses Klaw, the man who killed his father. (Animated Series)

Created by: Reginald Hudlin

Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Jill Scott, Carl Lumbly

2:45 Pm – 3:35 Pm

So You Want To Create A Comic Book?

(Room 111 )Things to consider before you take the leap. Some of it is standard and others are secret things you may not have thought of that could sink you before you start. Speaker: Darrell Goza (Goza Creative/Scriptgraphics)


3:00 Pm – 3:40 Pm

Paint Your Own Character

(Cafeteria) Kids will create their own character and add it to The 4th Annual Khem Comic Fest Mural. Stephen Ellis (Educator, Artist)

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3:40 Pm – 4:30 Pm

Khem Cosplay Fashion Show/ Workshop

(Auditorium) Displaying The Latest Superhero/Heroine Fashions Down The Runway. Workshop: Cosplay For All Focuses On Creative Ways To Bring Your Inner Superhero To Life. Host: Bill Johnson (Professional Actor And Cosplayer)

3:40 Pm – 4:30 Pm

Comic Book Library Powered By Fortress Of Solitude

(Room 111) Comic Fans Will Have The Opportunity To Enjoy Various Comics And Graphic Novels In Our Comic Library.



3:40 Pm – 4:30 Pm

Hip Hop Showcase

(Atrium) Featuring some of today’s hottest underground artists. Artists: include  Thagatanegrra and several others. 

3:40 Pm – 4:30 Pm &

6:25 Pm – 7:15 Pm

Gaming Lounge

(2nd Floor Anime Lounge) Play various video games on Playstation and Wii Systems


4:35 Pm – 5:25 Pm

Black Panther: Behind The Scenes Powered By BLACK SCI-FI

(Auditorium) Explore STEM careers behind the scenes in film, meet members of The Dora Miljae And other cast members of the hit film Black Panther. Host: Maurice Waters (Black Sci-Fi) Guests: Marija Abney (Actor - Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Luke Cage, Black Nativity) Niahlah Hope (Actor -  Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, The Punisher, Orange Is The New Black) Jeremy Sample (Actor - Black Panther, Luke Cage, The Defender, The Breaks, The Get Down)



5:30 Pm – 6:20 Pm

Mshindo Hour

(Auditorium) Meet the extraordinary artist Mshindo I. Kuumba as he discusses the entertainment industry and upcoming project Dynasty of the Magi. 

6:30 Pm – 7:15 Pm

Finding Our Heroes And Voices Powered By Heritage Hip Hop

(Auditorium) Discussion about comic book culture and how we need to represent it in our own stories. also what is the current climate of the industry and how to leave a legacy for the next generation. Host: Karev Yah (Heritage Hip Hop)