Today is the second day of Cola-Con 2012. Cola-Con is a fusion of hip-hop, comics, and culture and it is being held at the Columbia Museum of Art in downtown Columbia, SC. In it’s second year Cola-Con brings together the world of comics and music into one big convention-festival.
Cola-Con started in 2011 by hip-hop artist and show organizer Preach Jacobs and comic book creator Steven Prouse. It opened to a sell out crowd with featured guests Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder, Sanford Greene, and Jody LeHeup. Last nights featured guest was Ghostface Killah from the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. And tonight’s featured guest is Phife Dawg from the legendary A Tribe Called Quest.
Hosted for the first two years by The Columbia Museum of Art, Cola-Con holds all forms of art, music, and “alternative” culture in highest regards and hopes to display them respectfully while keeping an informal, fun atmosphere. There are workshops and panels like Women in Comics and How to Get Started and Published. This event is geared toward older teens and beyond so come out and be inspired and learn something new.