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From 'Black Panther' fanfare to inclusive fan convention, Baltimore celebrates superhero diversity

From 'Black Panther' fanfare to inclusive fan convention, Baltimore celebrates superhero diversity

Even in the superhero universe, representation matters — especially to Baltimore.

The city and surrounding areas have geared up for the premiere of Marvel’s “Black Panther” this week in a major way, with organizations renting out theaters and hosting sold-out private screenings to celebrate the superhero flick that includes a predominantly black cast. And diversity and fandom will be at the forefront again in April, when Universal FanCon — billed as the first 24-hour fan convention devoted to inclusion and diversity — makes its debut in Baltimore.

“I think it’s a trend. … Advocates such as myself have been...

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