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OnyxCon Collection

Identifier: MS477

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OnyxCon is a local Atlanta convention and festival featuring a wide variety of Black science fiction-related media. This collection contains materials from 2005 to 2019, the convention's 10th anniversary.


  • 2005-2019

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections


2.7 Linear Feet (1 letter-sized document case and 1 2.5 foot oversize box. )

Scope and Contents

This collection includes promotional flyers, postcards, programs, and original artworks by OnyxCon contributors depicting original characters as well as written materials directly from OnyxCon exhibits. Copies of The Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library System's news publication titled Access are also included, which feature promotional events for the convention. These materials span from 2010 to 2019.

Biographical / Historical

OnyxCon is an Atlanta science fiction convention featuring all media forms regarding the African diaspora in "realms of imagination," including comic books, films, speculative fiction, and video games. Initiated by local artist Joseph R. Wheeler III in 2009, OnyxCon has been celebrating Black science fiction for over 10 years. Its title is a combination of "onyx", referring to both the black stone and the word "ring", and "con", an abbreviation for "convention" and the act of gathering together.


These materials are arranged alphabetically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Joseph R. Wheeler III in 2017 and 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Chloe Morris in April 2023.

Finding aid for the OnyxCon Collection
Chloe Morris
Copyright April 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA