Countdown to Wakandacon 2018


Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” film led the way for many groundbreaking first, now get ready for the 1st Annual Wakandacon, which will take place August 3-5th, 2018, at Hilton Downtown, in Chicago Illinois.

Wakandacon was founded by Chicago native, David Barthwell along with his siblings Ali Barthwell and Matt Barthwell.  According to the founders, “Wakandacon is a free space where you can be a nerd about anything – pop culture, gaming, tech, womanhood, politics, or your own beautiful Blackness.”


The 3-day event has a full lineup of informative panels, gaming, and cosplay.  In addition, a few actors will be in attendance, such as, actor Mark Willis, an Oak Park, Illinois native who was featured in “Black Panther,” as a Jabari Warrior.  The event will also include programs for kids, aspiring filmmakers, and community activist.  In addition, the Wakandacon’s Cosplay contest will feature three categories: Experienced Cosplay, Beginner Cosplay, and Afro-Fashion, so get your outfit ready.

To attend, just go online and purchase a weekend badge for $35.00, each badge holder over 18 years old, can bring one child under 6 years old for free.   Remember online badge sales end Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at noon CDT.  If you are unable to attend in person, you can purchase a digital pass for $10.  A digital pass will allow real-time remote access to live stream of select Wakandacon 2018 activities during the conference and the archived material after the conclusion of the event.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss the chance to turn your Wakanda fantasy into reality.

Moe N. Reed
A creative with a background in screenwriting and entertainment news.

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