It's that time of year again. The leaves are changing, fall TV is in full effect and Comic Con is back in New York. If there's a soft spot in your heart for all things sci-fi, fantasy and anime, you're probably familiar with the magic of Comic Con. It's that special time of year, where for three glorious days, people dress of up as their favorite characters and storm the Jacob Javitts Center demanding pictures with other dressed up people. There are also screenings and panels.
If you're missing it this weekend, don't shake your limited edition Darth Maul double-headed lightsaber at the sky. Keep it in the packaging, that thing could be worth something in a few years!
We've rounded up 5 Tumblrs that may help quench your nerdy thirst, during these trying times. From a celebration of black superheroes, to one of the most complete and entertaining collections of black cosplayers ever, we've found just the thing that will help hold you over until next Comic Con.
Fear not, Black Nerd! Black Voices has your back.
Blacks in Animation
Dedicated to all the animated black characters of the world, this tumblr is a fun combination of comic book characters, videos and gifs. <a href="http://black-n-animated.tumblr.com/">You can check them out here. </a>
Black Behind The Mask
From their about section: "This blog is dedicated to the masked heroes who are not as quickly recognized as their white counterparts. Black youth sometimes need a "superman" or "wonder woman" that more so favors them in order to seek heroism in their reality as opposed to the villainy associated with being disenfranchised. Although the idea was to recognize black superheroes, all masked crusaders of other non-white cultural backgrounds who deserve a spotlight are also welcome." Awesome, right? <a href="http://rolemodelsincognegro.tumblr.com/">You can check out this tumblr here.</a>
The AfroFuturist Affair
In their own words: <blockquote>The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing.</blockquote> They even have an annual ball. If you're into sci-fi, this is the Tumblr for you. <a href="http://afrofuturistaffair.tumblr.com/">You can check them out here. </a>
Cosplaying While Black
Ever wanted to dress up as your favorite comic book or anime character? Well you're not alone and this Tumblr has the pictures to prove it. This Tumblr is genius! All you'll find here are pictures of people of color cosplaying and doing it incredibly well. Sometimes we think it's the best Tumblr that's ever been. <a href="http://cosplayingwhileblack.tumblr.com/">You can swoon over all the costumes here.</a>
Damn, Lay Off The Bleach
This Tumblr's mission is to fight out whitewashing in the sci-fi, fantasy, anime world. Though sometimes rowdy, they raise some great points about race politics in the fandom world. Also, their Friday Fanart celebrations can be epic! <a href="http://damnlayoffthebleach.tumblr.com/">You can check them out here. </a>