The ninth edition of Africa’s biggest geek and pop culture event, Lagos Comic Con, is set to take place on September 18 at NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja in Lagos.
This year’s event is themed Our Community, Our Creativity and is aimed at celebrating the finest of Africa’s creative talents as expressed in comics, animation, films, books and gaming.
Animated films that will be premiered include Magic Carpet Studios’ 3D short film titled Sip; as well as Spoof Animations’ African adventure epic series Ajaka: Lost in Rome, among others.
Speakers at this year’s event will include French distribution exec Mounia Aram, who will be speaking about pitching animation to a global audience; as well as Grace Edem and Temilade Aina, who will both speak about looking beyond book sales in the Bookicon zone.
Those exhibiting include horror author Chikamnenye Onubogu, sci-fi collection Red, creative design learning solutions providers Creative Pixel Academy, Cosmic Land Studios, creators of Meta6 comics, J.empire Art, Brown Roof Studios and Utricle Studios.
There will also be a cosplay competition and 15-year-old creative prodigy Kelechi ‘The Makesmith’ Praise from Port Harcourt will be making one of his signature cardboard superhero suits from scratch live at the Artist Alley.
Lagos Comic Con will also feature exhibitions, masterclasses, panel discussions, competitions and raffles to provide a rich space for markets, networking, capacity building and enriching the fan base of creative brands, according to the organisers.