By - Ayomi OBANUBI Jr
The 8th edition of the Lagos Comic Convention promises to be the biggest and most engaging yet. A number of new activities will feature and the panel sessions wear a remodeled look for the purpose of enhancing the quality of discussions and audience take home. The usual activities remain, like cosplays, exhibitions, competitions and awards while this year, the concept of Lagos Comic Convention being the a desired marketplace for geek and pop culture contents will be materialized by way of a networking space. The best part for this year’s event is that for the first time, Lagos Comic Convention will be a 3 day event, answering the yearn of thousands of attendees who have requested for an extension of the fun and business opportunities. This means exhibitors will make e times the sales, panel sessions and industry and market discussions will be deeper and extended, and brand exposure for our sponsors will be premium.
Date: 19-21, September 2019.
Venue: Alliance Francaise, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
Exhibitions spaces are outdoor with tents. Each stand is a 6x3ft space with a table and two chairs. Limited spaces are available.
Panel Sessions and Master Classes
There will be 12 powerful panel sessions featuring elite speakers which include top execs is banking, media, TV, publishing, gaming, content distribution, etc. talking on subjects relating to content production in Africa, business funding, content distribution and marketing, growing audiences and building creative business brands in the African market.
Master Classes will feature top professionals in the comics, animation, film, and book industry giving live tutorials on their trades ranging from storyboarding, script writing, film direction, film editing, story plotting, and comic colouring. There will be 12 master classes in total.
There will be a host of competitions with lots of prizes which attendees can enter for. They are;
Board Games Competitions
Console Games Competition
Costume Competition (cosplay)
Comic Pitch Competition
Book Pitch Competition
Animation Pitch Competition
Film Pitch Competition
Business executives will find LCC a vital platform to network and establish new business leads for content sales, co-production, production commissioning, talent hunting, partnerships, etc. There will be a dedicated room for pre-arranged meetings.
The Fist Awards for best hands in the comics industry will hold at the event gala night.
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