CONx: 2023 Lineup

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 takes place on the Friday of the Con’s weekend, Sept. 29, in the banquet hall of Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville. Guests can expect to hear insightful and inspiring stories that detail years of passion, vision, and research conducted by these top experts. 


Brett McCall

Virtual Reality Expert


“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
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“Dynamic Subordination”

Rich Diviney

Ret. Navy SEAL, Speaker, Facilitator, & Consultant
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“Stoicism: A Hero’s Mindset”

Donald Robertson

Author, Philosopher, Historian
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“Galactic Responsibility”

Bruce Waller

Co-Founder Black Wall Street AVL
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“Can Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy Save Our Heroes?”

Dr. Raymond Turpin

Psychologist, President of Pearl Psychedelic Institute
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“Your Voice, Your Superpower: The Importance of Honing and Using Your Voice”

Stephanie Williams

Comic Book Historian, Comic Creator
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“Being Culturally Deliberate”

Chief Richard Sneed

Principal Chief of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
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“The Post-Patriarchal Hero’s Journey”

Donna Glee Williams

Author, Blue Ridge Local
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Musical Performance

Lynn Morgan Rosser

Vocalist, Songwriter, Writer, Director
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