CONx: 2023 in review

What is CONx?

Beer City Comic Con’s CONx (Community. Ontology. Noetics.) is a one-of-a-kind lecture series featuring locally, regionally, and nationally renowned philosophers, psychologists, community and religious leaders, experts in social justice, sustainability, and others. The event took place on the Friday of the Con’s weekend, Sept. 29, 2023, in the banquet hall of Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville. Guests gathered to hear insightful and inspiring stories that detail years of passion, vision, and research conducted by these top experts. 


A Comic Con to Save the World

Johnny Shields

Producer of Beer City Comic Con
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Can Sci-Fi Comics Change the World?

Building a New Society, One Panel at a Time

Mark Russell

Award-Winning Writer, Eisner Award Winner

Dynamic Subordination

Rich Diviney

Ret. Navy SEAL, Speaker, Facilitator, & Consultant

Stoicism: A Hero’s Mindset

Donald Robertson

Author, Philosopher, Historian

Galactic Responsibility

Bruce Waller

Co-Founder Black Wall Street AVL

Can Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Save Our Heroes?

Dr. Raymond Turpin

Psychologist, President of Pearl Psychedelic Institute

Your Voice, Your Superpower

The Importance of Honing and Using Your Voice

Stephanie Williams

Comic Book Historian, Comic Creator

Being Culturally Deliberate

Chief Richard Sneed

Principal Chief of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

The Post-Patriarchal Hero’s Journey

Donna Glee Williams

Author, Blue Ridge Local

Musical Performance

Lynn Morgan Rosser

Vocalist, Songwriter, Writer, Director


Brett McCall

Founder, Better Than Unicorns

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