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Welcome to Become One Voice, host of the Tracy Comic Show, in Tracy, California. What is Become One Voice, you might wonder? It was a group of kids just wanting to do something good, productive and selfless in our community. We believed we could use our talents and passion for ART to create and fundraise for some local and national charities you might already be familiar with. We started out when I was just 12 and located in the Bay Area. My sister, brother and I enjoyed our first fundraising event so much that we decided we wanted to form a team of kids who would show the whole community WE COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE too! Our first group effort was a team of kids fundraising under the name Kidz-4A-Kauze (the misspelling intentional as kids like that stuff) and was for the American Cancer Society’s Union City, Relay For Life. We raised thousands of dollars through cash and in-kind conrtibutions which inspired other teams to form and also contribute in a greater way. Our efforts gained media attention and thus our ORIGIN STORY took form.
Rachel, Morgan and Zion Johnson 2006
Then and Now: Since 2006 a few things have changed, the most notable change is that we are no longer kids (Well, Zion still is). As young adults we thought Kidz-4A-Kauze was no longer a relevent name being we were not kids. So we changed the name to Become One Voice. We opened a small store at a local mall and we hosted our first Comic-Con in 2014 as Zion was inspired by Batkid’s WISH coming true in SF. We made many friends in the CON community and they were eager to help us get our start. Now, in November 2016, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Tracy Comic Show, once again benefiting Make-A-Wish. This, our 3rd year, will be a little different than in the previous years as we will no longer be in the mall. It will be a true COMIC-CON and offer us a better opportunity to fundraise for Make-A-Wish and other worthy organizations. With your help this will be the best year yet!
Rachel, Morgan and Zion Johnson 2016
Photos to the left: top to bottom, featured artwork by Melissa McCommon who dubbed our con as the Convention With A Heart, photo with Zion, Rachel and Stan Lee at Flying Colors, and an awesome rendering of Zion reading a comic with all his favorite characters come to life by Christopher Adam Williams.