Comic book lovers across South Florida gathered Friday at The ARC, Arts & Recreation Center in Opa-locka for the first South Florida Comic Book and Sci-Fi Expo.
“A lot of these events happen in areas outside of the black community, they are on the Beach, they are downtown [or in] convention centers,” said expo co-founder Jeff Carroll, on why he wanted to create the expo. “We wanted to have something that had more of an in-your-face appeal. We are on the cusp of “Black Panther,” the movie. And everybody is asking questions. I have been a science fiction writer now for 9 to 10 years and it has just been really exciting … so now is the appropriate time to have something like this.”