Join DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television Group in Washington, D.C. for a landmark pop culture event on January 12-13.  “DC in D.C.” will feature panel discussions and appearances by the stars and producers from Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl and Freedom Fighters: The Ray, comic book authors and artists and more!

Click here to register for David’s panel

If you can’t be in Washington, D.C. for the event, you can follow the panels live on our YouTube channel! If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, be sure to stop by the DC in D.C. Pop-Up Shop, open Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14. Click on the event images below for more information on the panels and signings!

The following is from David’s official site:

David is excited to be heading to Washington D.C. this weekend with Warner Bros and DC Comics to celebrate the launch of Black Lightning. This is no ordinary event with guests across politics, government service, entertainment, business and academia all being invited to discuss and explore the intersection of comic books, culture, entertainment and enlightenment and its importance in the comic world on and off screen today.

DC in D.C.

Warner Bros and D.C. Comics are hosting a very special pop-up comic book store from Friday, January 12 through to Sunday, January 14,  located at the front of the Newseum. Fans also have the chance to attend panel talks that will take place over the very significant Martin Luther King Jnr. holiday weekend.

David will be representing his Supergirl squad but also talking about very important issues alongside an incredible panel. Held at Washington’s Newseum – ‘The many shades of heroism: Though the African American Lens’ panel is free to attend by clicking here and registering.

Also in attendance will be Black Lightning star Cress Williams, Gotham‘s Chris Chalk, Candice Patton of The Flash, Executive Producers Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil and Oscar-winning screenwriter and comic book writer John Ridley – who won a prestigious Academy Award for 12 Years a Slave.


As part of the DC in D.C. event, this panel discussion will look beyond the super suit to the African-American men and women who are heroes to their community. 2018 will not only bring Black Lightning, a new African-American DC Super Hero to television screens (40 years after the electrifying hero was created), but also a new DC comic book from Oscar®-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and more exciting storytelling featuring African-American characters.


  • Black Lightning star Cress Williams
  • Executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Black Lightning)
  • Gotham star Chris Chalk
  • Supergirl star David Harewood
  • The Flash star Candice Patton
  • Comic book writer/Oscar®-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
  • Author/comic book writer Alice Randall (The Wind Done Gone, Earth M)
  • Dan Evans, DC Entertainment’s Vice President, Creative Affairs
  • Black Girl Nerds editor-in-chief Jamie Broadnax

Please note: Participants subject to change.

Limited space available. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the event. Seating cannot be guaranteed for late arrivals.



Sat, January 13, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM EST

Newseum — Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001