Catch us at Our SDCC Diversity Panel #WeAreAllHeroes
At last year's San Diego Comic Con, Buzzfeed praised the diversity panel we curated as one of the best panels of the annual conference. This year, we're excited to announce that we're doing it again, and we hope you can join us there. Our #WeAreAllHeroes: The Changing Landscape of Comics, Geekdom, and Fanboy Culture panel is taking place on Saturday, July 23rd at 4pm and will address diversity in the world of comics, television, and film. Moreover, it's being moderated by our very own EVP Ryan Ford, so be sure to check it out!This panel will feature Henry Simmons (Agents of SHIELD), Miguel Gomez (The Strain), Chuck Creekmur (AllHipHop.com), Murs (Recording Artist), Eric Pumphrey (Reckless Tortuga), and Jamie Broadnax (BlackGirlNerds.com).
Henry Oswald Simmons is an actor known for portraying NYPD Detective Baldwin Jones on the ABC police drama, NYPD Blue and Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Miguel Gomez is quickly cementing himself as a rising star and was recently seen in theaters across the country starring opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in Antoine Fuqua’s Southpaw. One of his most notable roles is in FX's The Strain, where he stars as one of the main characters Augustin "Gus" Elizalde.
AllHipHop.com co-founder and co-CEO Chuck “Jigsaw” Creekmur has combined his outstanding journalism skills, artistic talents, and ability to envision the future to establish himself as a trendsetter and trailblazer creating a unique path in Internet content and technology. As a cultural critic and pundit, he's been featured in VIBE, The Source, Complex, GIANT and has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR), BET, TVOne, VH1, The E! Channel, MTV, The O'Reilly Factor, USA Today, The New York Times, New York's Hot 97 FM and numerous other outlets.
Murs is an American hip-hop artist and actor, who has released a plethora of solo and collaborative albums. His stage name is an acronym that he himself has created multiple meanings for such as "Making the Universe Recognize and Submit" or "Making Underground Raw Shit."
One of the founders of Reckless Tortuga, a popular YouTube web-based comedy channel consisting of several major web series and other side projects, Eric Pumphrey is a producer and actor, known for All the Way (2016), The Online Gamer (2009) and Let's Be Civil, Kenneth! He has also worked on various projects such as Racism in America, Park It Up, The Sketch Lab, and Extra Butter, Please.
Jamie Broadnax is the founder and managing editor of Black Girl Nerds, a popular online community for Black women in geek culture. She is also the host of the BGNPodcast and the user behind the popular @blackgirlnerds Twitter account. She has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as being one of her favorite people to follow on Twitter and she has made a guest appearance on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show.