One of the benefits of going virtual this year is the fact that AfroComicCon has the ability to expand its reach and include artists from all over the world. Two companies they’re thrilled to feature at the event are Vortex247 and Kugali Media.
Vortex247, based in Lagos, Nigeria has exploded on the indie comics scene with everything from indie comics to animation and will be joining the convention for The Spirit Universe Of African Comics panel, in which they will give insight into the growing comic scene in Africa and dive into the storytelling narratives in different regions from Africa’s best comic creators. The panel will feature award-winning creators Loyiso Mkize, Olivier Madiba, and Laurean Ntaate. The panel will be hosted by cosplayer extraordinaire Sheila Amolo.
Kugali Media’s founders hail from all over the African continent and have backgrounds ranging from finance to game development to art and animation. However they have come together with a common goal, to use comic books, animation and AR (Augmented Reality), to bring African storytelling to the world. They regularly partner with creatives all over the world and they will be joining the convention for the panel Uniting Panafrican Voices to Tell Stories. Hosted by, Tolu Olowofoyeku and featuring creators Bill Masuku, Juni Ba, Joelle Mandengue, and Salim Busuru.
Remember it all goes down tomorrow, Saturday, October 24 starting at 10amPT at afrocomicon.org.
AfroComicCon‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.