The fourth edition of Artmosphere by Design Experience Ghana is scheduled to take place on Augst 3rd in Accra. This design meetup is a great learning, networking and portfolio review meetup where pros and newbies alike converge. The digital art areas explored at dEX Artmosphere include graphic design, illustration, animation, branding, video games and more.
Follow dEX Ghana on Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop.
Otamatsuri Anime & Manga Convention
Otamatsuri Anime & Manga Convention is a festival of all things geek particularly in the world of Japanese anime and manga.
Otamatsuri, as a geek festival is a combination of two Japanese words, Otaku (nerds) and Matsuri (festival) and will feature cosplay, manga and a lot of anime.
The festival is chock-full of exciting activities that will sate the inner geek in attendees such as an anime arcade, cosplay dance performance and cosplay/anime tournament.
Otamatsuri is an event by The Anime Cafe Kenya, Movie Jabber, organizers of Movie Jabber Expo and The Tsunami Studio. It will come off on August 9, 2020 at The Alchemist Bar in Kenya.
East Africa’s biggest comic convention returns for the 7th edition in 2020. NAICCON attracts thousands of comic book, gaming and animation enthusiasts from Kenya and beyond.
NAICCON has attracted a lot of attention, even getting a full-blown feature on Buzzfeed about the unique cosplays on display in Kenya. The convention features cosplay competitions, comic book ptiching sessions, lots of comic books, artist alleys, the famous PSG e-sport tournaments and more.
Dates for NIACCON haven’t been announced yet but an August date is expected, keeping in line with previous dates for the con.
Keep up with NAICCON on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and this website.
The festival also features a large range of pop culture and entertainment elements in animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels and the ever-popular Artists’ Alley.
Movie Jabber Expo
The Movie Jabber Expo (or MJX) is an annual pop-culture and entertainment convention in Nairobi. MJX features movies, gaming, entertainment-based tech, comic books (local and international), television, digital content, anime, cosplay and more! Last year, Avandu Vosi, a Kenyan creative studio released three comics at the convention.
We anticipate this festival will happen on December 5th 2020, based on last year’s December 7th date.
Follow Movie Jabber on Instagram to stay up to date on the convention.
These are but some of the events planned for 2020. We’ll update this post as much as we can but you should refer to our events calendar for up-to-date information. Go here for all comic conventions in Africa and here for animation festivals in Africa.
Cover photo is of Arie Sade in Dora Milaje cosplay at Lagos Comic Con 2018. Photo by Adeleke Togun