Aug
19
to Aug 20

ONYXCON: Infinity Opening Reception

Come join us AUGUST 19th for the FREE opening reception of the the greatest niche/cultural phenomena convention in the southeast USA! ONYXCON celebrates EIGHT strong years with an Art Exhibition honoring ancestral Artist in the show titled 'The Resurrection'. 

6-9 PM Friday August 19th at Southwest Arts Center 915 New Hope Road Atlanta, GA 30331

Then prepare for the ultimate convention fun on Saturday AUGUST 20th - ONYXCON 8! We have vendors from all over the country and guest that will enlighten and entertain. The Film Festival will feature new films by greats producers like Creative Genius Films and more. We even have a one on one interview with Joseph R Wheeler III(Artist/ONYXCON President)  & GUI DaSILVA (THE STUNT DOUBLE FOR BLACK PANTHER in Captain America: CIVIL WAR!!!) and lots more. Velvet House Bakery is on deck with delectable treats for your taste buds and live music from DJ ZANO and special guest performers will surely blow you away - from now- til INFINITY!  We edutain - at ONYXCON! 

1 - 7 PM SATURDAY AUGUST 20th - still only:

$10 GENERAL

$5 for 12 and under ! 

 

DIANA PHO, Associate Editor at TOR BOOKS!

Special Presentation / One on One discussions

SATURDAY /AUG 20th - (tentative time/TBA) 

This is a very unique opportunity for aspiring writers to get actual first hand information on being published by a major distributor. To guarantee your spot in this RSVP by emailing ONYXCON@gmail.com your name, email, and details of why you as a writer have interest in having an audience with Ms. Pho.

Familiarize yourself with the TOR catalogue 

TOR BOOKS 

TOR BOOKS 

Contributor SPOTLIGHT! ILLUSTRATOR : La'Vata E O'Neal

If you have an eye for the amazing, your jaw surely dropped the first time you saw our new ONYXCON; INFINITY flier featuring 'MAGIC' - a work by La' Vata E O'Neal! Miss O'Neal cannot appear at ONYXCON this year but is already in our queue for years to come! An absolutely amazing Artist who was so genuine, she shared her work with us to still make her presence known at ONYXCON! Get familiar with this awe inspiring creator. DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST, here is her bio. Thank you La'Vata! 

MAGIC by Artist La'Vata E O'Neal 

MAGIC by Artist La'Vata E O'Neal 

I go by LeoNeal as an artist but my real name is La`Vata E. O'Neal and I do fantasy and concept illustrations for a living as a freelance artist. I was born in the US and at a young age I worked with your typical children’s markers, crayons and pencils. For a long time though I only used pencils to draw images I saw out of magazines, only dabbling in paint and charcoal here and there. After I moved to Georgia in 2008 with my father, having been laid off at my old job, I got connected with artist communities online which inspired me to dig deeper into the artist well. Which reigniting my passion for art. Ideas about a real career in art were brought to my attention through that community.


As a self taught artist I practiced every day and search for information online to help me understand the aspects of art that I didn't quite grasp back then and still do so today. I learned so much over the years. A lot of it was purging, self discovery, and a maturing mind that took place.

In 09' that I earned my first tablet doing a commission, having only worked with a mouse digitally before that. It was the greatest "gift" I could have ever been given even though the tablet was traded in exchange for work.

I earned my first contractor job in September of 2013 with Voltage Entertainment. This was great experience for me but I still really want to learn more. I want to create illustrations of other people’s stories, characters and strange worlds and really learn how to bring them to life!

LeoNealArt

La'Vata E O'Neal 

La'Vata E O'Neal 

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UAC-ANKh An Homage to the African Diaspora on STAR TREK!
Mar
13
to Jun 26

UAC-ANKh An Homage to the African Diaspora on STAR TREK!

Do not miss this solo exhibition featuring the fan art of Artist and founder/president of ONYXCON, JOSEPH R WHEELER III's UAC-ANKh! The show debuts at Aviation Community Cultural Center in Atlanta on MARCH 13th, 2015 from 6-9 PM! There will be an Artist talk with JR Wheeler III! This is a FREE and open to the public show with live jazz band OMEGA LEVEL led by Dashill Smith! The band will be performing a salute musically to Star Trek along with other space inspired funky jams!  Also light refreshments! See attached flier and do not miss this historic TREK! 

 

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Feb
14
to Feb 15

ONYXCON: Sankofa 2015

ONYXCON's SANKOFA show is back for 2015 at a brand new gem in Atlanta! Prepare to witness the beauty and decadence of the WOLF CREEK library! Proudly located off Enon Road, neighboring the massive Wolf Creek Outdoor Amphitheater, this high tech library is a state of the art new facility for building knowledge and developing minds in an ever growing community. 

SANKOFA is a phrase and one of the many Adinkra symbols of Ghana (W. Africa). The phrase that is translated as ' GO BACK AND FETCH IT ' is a call to order for knowing one's past/history so that you may move forward into your future with the confidence and strength of knowing your roots/who you are. At ONYXCON we take pride in making the history and future of the African Diaspora's impact, contributions, and presence in popular Arts a priority.

We will have fun games and activities in addition to the marketplace of vendors from local and afar showcasing the future of cultural/ethnic diversity in comics, gaming, film, toys, fashion, music, and more - always with that unique fantastic, surreal, action/adventure, whimsical, fun way that only ONYXCON can manifest like no other place in the cosmos. 

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