BlerDCon’s Response to the Pandemic: An Interview with Founder and Con-Chair, Hilton George

“Javon, have you heard anything from BlerDCon?” a friend asked. “Nothing. Man, I was looking forward to it,” I said with fond memories playing in my mind. On May 11, BlerDCon published an official postponement to July 16–18, 2021. Although my friends and I expected a cancellation, it was still quite heartbreaking to see BlerDCon was not happening this year. BlerDCon is an annual event in which nerdy melanin-popp’in folk congregate in Crystal City, VA for a three-day extravaganza of all things Black and…