Lagos Comic Con set for eight edition


By Content Nigeria reporter
September 16, 2019

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The eight edition of Africa’s largest pop-culture and geek market, Lagos Comic Con, is set to take place from September 19th to 21st at Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The event is aimed at creating business platforms for practitioners in the creative industry, including comics, animation, gaming, film and virtual reality, to celebrate success and shape conversations in the industry. It promises greater brand exposure for exhibitors, as well as extended and tailored market discussion.

There will be various panel sessions for the comic industry (Comic Con), animation industry (Renda Con), film industry (Nolly Con) and book industry (Booki Con). Topics such as business support for African comic studios, distribution for African animation, the Annecy experience/Annecy Africa 2020, content production in Africa, business funding, content distribution and marketing, growing audiences and building creative business brands in the African market will be discussed.

There will also be masterclasses featuring top professionals in the comics, animation, film, and book industries giving live tutorials on their trades, including storyboarding, script writing, film direction, film editing, story plotting and comic colouring.

In addition, French and African short film screenings, as well as the screening of Foopitoons from Basement Animation, projects from Malika Animation by Youneek Studio and animated TV series Area Daddy from Spoof Animation will take place.

Some of the speakers at this year’s event will include Ayodele Elegba, CEO, Spoof Comics; Martin Okonkwo, founder of Epoch Studios; Somto Ajuluchukwu, CEO of Vortex Corp; Ijeoma Onah, founder of NITV; Dami Solesi, CEO of Smids Animation; Mbuotidem Johnson, CEO of Basement Animation; actor and TV presenter Uti Nwachukwu; actor Uche Jombo; Roye Okupke, director of YouNeek Studios; and Nigerian film maker Niyi Akinmolayan.

There will also be competitions, cosplays, awards and networking sessions.

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