The fifth edition of the Lagos Comic Convention (www.lagoscomiccon.com), an event that serves as a rallying point and gathering of comic lovers and enthusiasts, is slated to hold in Lagos on September 17, 2016 at the NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja.
It is a one-day “trade fair” styled event.
This year’s edition features a central stage for exhibition/sales, keynotes and panels,
multiple rooms for workshops, master classes and presentations and an area dedicated to co-working, networking and interactive installations.
There will also be lots of competitions and movie screenings at the event.
Ayodele Elegba, the Founder of The Lagos Comic Convention, said: “This year’s edition promises to be bigger and more impactful. Every year the convention has grown to be bigger and better than the last in terms of organisation, crowd participation and quality of speakers and this year’s edition promises to be no exception. Already we have speakers confirmed from four countries; the UK, US, Kenya and Germany.
“We will also be having workshop sessions, the kids zone is going to be bigger and better as they have the opportunity to participate in mentorship programmes, learn crafts, photography, graphic design, comic book making, digital painting and so on. We are calling on product vendors who are interested in showcasing their wares to get in touch and also sponsors who will like to have their brands associated with the convention to come on board so that together, we can develop this industry.”
The goal of the Lagos Comic Con since inception has been to celebrate the successes of practitioners in the Creative Industry, encourage broader participation and support the building of knowledge and capacity needed to straighten the sector and ultimately create jobs.