This past weekend was a dream come true for many geeks and nerds in Africa with the onslaught of activities at 2 prominent comic conventions on the continent. In Nigeria, the 8th Lagos Comic-Con concluded on a smashing note while in South Africa, the second year of Comic-Con Africa connected the southern African geekdom even more.
While we couldn’t be at any of these great events (our very own Tobi who is Lagos based only managed to attend the last day of Fearless Lagos Comic-Con), other media houses were and they captured Lagos Comic-Con 2019 and Comic-Con Africa in their full splendour.
Note, Lagos Comic-Con and Comic-Con Africa are two of the biggest gathering for comics, games, animation and all things geek.
Below, we’ve curated all the scoop on both events for your viewing and reading pleasure. As a bonus, we’ve also included scoops on the maiden editions of Abuja Comic-Con and Accra Animation Film Festival as well as Nairobi Comic-Con 2019.
Lagos Comic-Con 2019
The 8th edition of Lagos Comic-Con 2019 kicked off from Thursday, September 19 – Saturday, September 21 at Alliance Francaise, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Day 1 of Lagos Comic-Con
First up, Kadi’s personally curated #LagosComicCon19 Twitter stream.
Comics and VR: The African Future
Sodas ‘N’ Popcorn: Rain, Ratnik and Rite
Sodas ‘N’ Popcorns: Pitching Competitions and Master Classes
The Native: Lagos Comic-Con is Inspiring a New Generation of Comic Enthusiasts
ShockNG Full Recap
Comic-Con Africa 2019
The 2nd edition of Comic-Con Africa took off on Saturday, September 21st and will end tomorrow, September 24. It is taking place at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa.
The South African: Comic-Con Africa Day 1
The South African: Comic-Con Africa Day 2
The South African: Comic-Con Africa Day 3
For photos and videos on both Comic-Con Africa 2019 and Lagos Comic-Con 2019, follow the hashtags below:
- #LagosComicCon19 (Instagram) #LagosComicCon19 (Twitter)
- #LagosComicCon (Instagram) #LagosComicCon (Twitter)
- #FearlessComicCon (Instagram) #FearlessComicCon (Twitter)
- #ComicConAfrica (Instagram) #ComicConAfrica (Twitter)
- #ComicConAfrica2019 (Instagram) #ComicConAfrica2019 (Twitter)
Story Stones Africa
Nairobi Comic-Con 2019
KaDi Yao Tay
Lagos Comic-Con 2019 Award Winners
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Fearless Lagos Comic-Con: The Good, the Bad and the Future
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Recapping Lagos Comic-Con 2019 and Comic-Con Africa
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Sights and Sounds of Nairobi Comic-Con 2019
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