About BCAF

Welcome to BCAF2016!
The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) celebrates African Americans’ creativity in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. The two-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more.

History

A partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, USA Today editors and readers chose BCAF2015 as one of America’s ten best art festivals. BCAF is a festival of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation and is part of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations in San Francisco. So, join the thousands at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens, and experience BCAF2016!

Special Guests Dawud Anyabwile and Brian McGee developed the BCAF2016 artwork, inspired by their new graphic novel, Brotherman: Revelation!

BCAF2016 events are free and open to the public.
(Some private events may require paid ticketing.)

  • Grand Expo and great events
  • Loads of comics, graphic novels, and prizes
  • Authors and artist conversations and signings
  • The latest releases

Updates and News

Event Schedule (subject to update & expansion)

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Dawud Anyabwile&Brian McGee

Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library
Main Branch

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Nalo Hopkinson,Nnedi Okorafor&Jewelle Gomez

Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library
Main Branch

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Ayize Jama Everett

Koret Auditorium
San Francisco Public Library
Main Branch

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BCAF2016 Meet-up

Stay Tuned!
Secret Location
San Francisco

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BCAF Pre-Expo Launch

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater
700 Howard Street
San Francisco

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BCAF Expo

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco

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Tim Fielder

Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco

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Adilifu Nama

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco

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David Walker

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco

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Hannibal Tabu

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco

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John Jennings&Frances Gateward

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco

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Joel Christian Gill

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco

Special Guests (scheduled to appear - more to come)

Dawud Anyabwile

Co-Creator/Illustrator | Brotherman Comics

Brian McGee

Colorist | Brotherman Comics

John Jennings

Co-Author | The Blacker the Ink

Frances Gateward

Co-author | The Blacker the Ink

Jeffrey Morris

Founder/CCO | FutureDude Entertainment

Adilifu Nama

Author | Race on the QT

David Walker

Writer | DC Comics’ Cyborg

Nalo Hopkinson

Award-winning Novelist | Sister Mine

Nnedi Okorafor

Award-Winning Novelist | Who Fears Death

Ayize Jama-Everett

Critically Acclaimed Author | The Liminal Series

Jewelle Gomez

Award-winning Author | The Gilda Stories

Joel Christian Gill

Creator&Writer | Tales of the Talented Tenth

Tim Fielder

Creator&Writer | Matty's Rocket

Hannibal Tabu

Author&Journalist

Robert Love

Artist | Number 13, Fierce & Alpha Girl

Jeremy Love

Co-creator&Writer | Bayou & Shadow Rock

Jimmie Robinson

Creator&Writer | Bomb Queen, Five Weapons & The Empty

Event Partners

Event FAQs

BCAF Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Admission to events are on a first-come first-served basis.

Yes! BCAF2016 is a part of the annual MLK celebrations in San Francisco.  On Monday, January 18, thousands of celebrants will be gathering for the many other activities at yerba Buena.

The NorcalMLK offices are located in San Francisco, with our mailing address at
3450 Sacramento St., Ste. 401
San Francisco, CA 94118

As a practical matter, San Francisco weather is generally mild year-round. For the last five years during the MLK events, we have had unseasonably warm weather. Forecasters are expecting a strong El Nino weather pattern this winter, which may spell some cooling and maybe some rain. But the termperature should still be mild (upper 50s - mid 60s). Continue to check your weather reports as the date approaches.
NorcalMLK has partnered with the following hotels for our guests:
Stanford Court Hotel, on San Francisco's famed Nob Hill at 905 California St.;
Room availability is on a first-come first-served basis. More hotel partners will be added soon!

We want to here from you. So, shoot us an email on the form above, and we will endeavor to respond to your query with 48 hours.
As the event approaches, we expect a greater number of questions coming in. So, if you do not hear back within that time-period, please bear with us.

Photos

Event Location

San Francisco Public Library (Koret Auditorium)
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, California
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street
San Francisco, California

BCAF Contact
Phone: +1-415-857-0595
Email: bcaf@norcalmlkfoundation.org

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Exhibitor Registration & Payment Center

Complete and submit the fillable BCAF2016 Vendor Application HERE, and make your payment below.