In its eighth year of growing Africa’s creative industry, Nigeria’s own Comic Convention goes FEARLESS and triples the fun from 19th to 21st of September 2019.
Lovers of comics, books, animation, film and gaming are in for the time of their lives at the Fearless Lagos Comic Convention as the event will go on for three full days for the first time ever.
The Lagos Comic Con, now known as the Fearless Lagos Comic Con has, for nearly a decade, been the hottest platform for celebrating and promoting the best of Africa’s creativity in form of comics, animation, film, books and gaming with thousands of young and vibrant enthusiasts, industry players and investors gathering to exhibit, interact and keep in touch with the latest trends in the industry.
This year’s event will feature the regulars like exhibitions, industry panel discussions, workshops, competitions and pitches and cosplays. One fantastic news about this year is that for the first time, not only will it be a three-day event but it will also be free to access all zones of the event.
According to the Chief Event Coordinator, Ray Anyasi, the fact that it is a three-day event this year has allowed for more robust programming and the activities and fun have been tripled to give the guests a time of their lives. He noted that after the unbelievable crowd turn out at last year’s event, it became expedient that they expand the duration of the event, saying they expect over six thousand guests in the three days of this year’s event.
The Panel sessions will have top speakers from France, USA, Japan, South Africa and Nigeria discussing key issues in the creative industry like running a viable comic business, creating contents that sell, distribution for animation, the effect of digital book platforms on Africa’s reading culture among other topics. At the master class zone, top creative professionals will facilitate classes on film making, story plotting, illustrations and many others.
At the costume competition, dozens of cosplayers will compete for a grand prize of fifty thousand naira and other gifts. There will also be exclusive screenings of groundbreaking films in animation and CGI/VFX.
The Fearless Lagos Comic Con 2019 will hold on 19th, 20th and 21st of September at the Alliance Francaise, Mike Adenuga Centre, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Activities are scheduled from 9 AM to 7 PM each day.
This year’s event is sponsored by Fearless energy drink, Alliance Francaise, Mike Adenuga Centre, the French Embassy, Film House Nigeria, African Movie Channel, Scooper news amongst others.