Tribal Delegates for the Opening of the First Americans Museum (FAM) in 2021. 
Oklahoma City -– Indigenous POPX (IPX), the original Indigenous Comic Con, will be held March 10-12, 2023, at First Americans Museum (FAM) in Oklahoma City. The event features Indigenous celebrities, film screenings, cosplay contests, panel discussions and more.
“I am so excited to have IPX back again for 2023 and thrilled that we get to work with First Americans Museum,” said Lee Francis, IV, Ph.D. (Laguna Pueblo), executive director of Native Realities Press and founder of IPX.
This is the first time the event will take place in person since the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is such an important event because it allows us, as Native people, to celebrate the work of Indigenous creatives and showcase our incredible contributions to pop culture,” Francis continued.
Since its debut in 2016, IPX has been a bastion of Native representation in pop culture, celebrating and highlighting the endless creativity and brilliance of Native creatives.
The 2023 event follows a wave of Native representation in film, TV, comic books and entertainment.
“Indigenous POPX aligns with our mission at FAM to serve as a dynamic center promoting awareness about the unique cultures, diversity and contributions of First American Nations today,” said Tom Farris (Otoe-Missouria/Cherokee), FAMstore manager.
“We invite everyone to come out and enjoy this unique event.”
According to organizers of the event, “IPX offers everything fans expect of a pop cultural celebration, with an added bonus of Indigenous heroes who will take center stage.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.indigipopx.com.
NOTES: Native Realities is dedicated to producing and promoting high-quality, authentic and dynamic Indigenous-centric comics, graphic novels, games and toys that inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike to reimagine their perceptions of Native and Indigenous people in pop culture. ... Founded by Dr. Lee Francis 4 and partners in 2017, Red Planet Books and Comics is the only Native comic shop in the world. We feature comics, books, games, toys and collectibles for all the Indigenerds in the crowd. Red Planet is also the headquarters for both the Indigenous Comic Con and Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers. ... The mission of the First Americans Museum (FAM) is to educate the broader public about the unique cultures, diversity, history and contributions of the 39 Tribal Nations in Oklahoma today. The 175,000-square-foot facility showcases state-of-the-art exhibitions in history, culture and art; live public and education programs; a full-service restaurant presenting unique Native-inspired cuisine; and a museum store featuring one-of-a-kind hand-made items created by Oklahoma’s premier Native American artists. 

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