By Marie Lerma, PhD Student, Women's, Gender and Sexuality studies Sōl-Con 2016 was an amazing and well needed experience on The Ohio State Campus. Black and Latino artists, scholars, and more united in soli darity of each other’s creative endeavors at Hale Hall in October. This coming together featured youth workshops on art, comics, and zines. Black and Latino school children in Columbus were able to interact and see role models in the comics and academic community who looked like them. The convention also featured artist and scholar panels (with overlap), where participants discussed the importance of Black and Latino people controlling their narratives and creating more complete, more nuanced, and more accurate depictions of life. Sōl-Con was a bright sunny day in a snowy winter. Keep an ear out for Sōl-Con 2017, and definitely make sure to stop by.