Hidden Figures, a film based off of the black mathematicians responsible for sending an American man into space topped the box office this past week. This movie was based off of a book with the same name. The film follows the life of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and her two friends Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer).The three women are “computers”, part of the colored women’s math department.
New York Comic Con is probably one of, if not the biggest comic convention on the east coast. Each year somewhere around early to mid October, comes three to four days of vendors, cosplayers, and avoiding creepy men holding anime body pillows. This year was my second year going to the convention, and the fourth time I’ve gone to any kind of comic con at all. As I’m sort of a veteran at this, I thought it would be helpful to make a sort of guide for people going to their first convention.