The Lagos Comic Con is an annual geek event organized by Mustardseed Communication International. It is in its 6th edition this year and has grown from 300 guests in 2012 into Africa’s biggest geek event with over 3000 guests in 2016 in a one day event. In 2017, we expect to receive over 5000 guests as a result of the increased activities of this year's event.
Lagos Comic Con has come to be trusted and embraced as the umbrella platform for the growth and nurture of Nigeria’s creative arts. No other event or platform in the whole of Africa brings together comics, games, animation, films and virtual reality under one festival roof. It is hence, an event targeted at geeks and nerds.
What stands LCC out from other events is the raw energy and excitement in the air during the event. All corners and zones are bustling with thrill. Lagos Comic Con is a geek marketplace on steroids; it is a Mecca for geeks just like you see in America at the San-Diego Comic Con. Over the years, LCC has driven growth and quality output in contents in the creative industry. This is because of the networking platform it presents where creators get to meet others who are doing amazing thing. Artists get to see what others are doing and go away challenged to step up their game.
Lagos Comic Con aside from exhibitions, awards, competitions and stage performances also hosts numerous workshops and panel discussions on industry relevant topics with speakers from all over the world. This year, we have speakers like;Tristan Schafer of Old Soul Films, South Africa, Comfort Arthur, a British born animation film maker, Stuart Forest, CEO of Triggerfish Animation Studio in South Africa and lots more. LCC over the years has also been known for an event where lots of new projects are being unveiled and new films premiered.
The event this year hold on 16 September at NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
The theme this year is; Empower, Heritage and Future.
Event spotlight include; A vibrant Exhibition hall with a lively stage for non stop activities, Gaming Zone, Kid Zone (KidCon), Panel Discussion, FIST Awards, Cosplay, Red Carpet, Raffle Draws, Board games, VR zone, Animation Pavilion, Comics Pavilion, Film Screenings, etc.