PROGRAM

Activities

The exhibition session is where you can exhibit and show case your goods and services. This year we have larger exhibition area and expecting over a hundred exhibitors and a crowd size of over 10000 during the two days event. A booth space cost N100,000 To book a stand at this years event please call us on 08039657506

Kids Zone

This is an area for the children. This segment is at the other wing of the hotel where the kids can have fun at tits best. We have a strategic content partner in UR4Africa that will organize and take care of the children at the zone by bring about 20 mentors in various areas of creativity. Parents can be rest assured that their kids are safe and playing all sorts of games ranging form Lego to actin toys and even dolls.

 

Comic Zone

This is an exclusive space area for vendors selling comics, graphic novels, books and other comic related items or merchandise. Various comics, graphic novels and books will be sold at this corner.

Buying comic book used to be the main attraction for comic book conventions. It is still a great part of conventions and many retailers come back year after year with their comics. You can find just about any kind of comic book, from rare Golden and Silver Age comics, to new comics, graphic novels, manga, and there are almost always dis¬count comic book bins around. Get shopping!

There are always fun products that go with comic books. Action figures, movies, toys, statues and just about anything you can think of, and some stuff you haven’t, will be at comic book conventions. This is a great way to find some one of kind items that will be perfect for your collection.

Game Zone

This is a segment of the event where games are played. It is the biggest zone so far with a space area of about 24 x 48 feet space. We have a Gaming club that will be a strategic partner at this years event and will help coordinate the game competitions as well. This your we will we have about 20 gaming consoles for you to pay and play while the gaming competition goes on and you are cheering on your team.

Also there will be other forms of gaming like table tennis, monopoly, Ludo scrabble and other forms of sports for your enjoyment.

 

This segment is for vendors selling gadgets, computers, phones, games, technological products and other gadgets geeks and comic lovers will like. The TECH Zone will be hosting a Game Jam this year in collaboration with the Global Game Jam initiative of the International Games Developers Association (IGDA) and IGDA local chapter in Nigeria (IGDANigeria)

But what is a Game Jam? Well a game jam is usually where everyone gathers on a day, watches a short video keynote with advice from leading game developers, and then a secret theme is announced.The jam is known for helping foster new friend¬ships; increase confidence and opportunities within the gaming community. The jam is always an intellectual challenge. People are invited to explore new technology tools, trying on new roles in development and test¬ing their skills to do some¬thing that requires them to design, develop create, test and make a new game in the time span of 24 hours.

Also there will be a workshop on the Game Maker toolkit hosted by Benedict Olumhense
To register for the game jam, please send in the following details to the mail address:igdanigeria@gmail.com. Your Name. Your Email address, your Phone Number and your skillset e.g programmer, visual designer, animator, game designer.

This year we will have a rich manga and anime presence at the event. We will be having prominent Manga commentators and historians to talk about Manga and Anime. We will also have a rich Anime Swap which will be a collaboration of the top manga and anime groups and forums in Nigeria.

Merchandising at all level will also be present. Every¬one loves to have some¬thing that no one else can get, and at conventions this is almost always the case. Many publishers, film makers, and the convention itself will offer things that you can only find at the convention. It might me a limited edition foil cover comic, a toy or action figure, or a piece of art. These tend to go fast, so remember, “First come, first serve.”

Arts and Culture Alley

Here is where you get to see all forms of art, ranging from paintings still wet on easels, live art of individuals, bead making, Adire making, sculptures and various gallery and exhibitions from select students from across the country. Also we will have veteran guest painters and sculptors at the venue as well.

Nollywood Village

This segment of the event is dedicated to Nolllywood films and will be stocked with vendors, producers and marketer selling their various movie DVD’s and collections. We will also have celebrity actors and directors at their various stands promoting their movie here. We have a strategic partner in the Directors and Producers guild of Nigeria from the Nollywood Industry and various Nigerian films will be released at the segment.

Workshop Panels

The Film, Animation and Comic book panel will be the bread and butter of convention. There are increasingly more and more special news items and announcements that are being told at comic book convention panels. You can find the juiciest gossip about what is coming next, whom is going where, and what new characters are get¬ting their own books. The clever fan will be able to ask some great questions and almost every time, some¬one slips up with a great piece of news that then gets blasted on the net. Be that fan and go get that scoop! This hall is where all our training session takes place and it holds about 50 participants per session and about 8 sessions for the day. The sponsor’s name will be associated with this section of the event.
 

Interviews and Screening Sessions

This year our screening hall will be at the main stage. We have a one on one interview chart with our guest and celebrities. The fans will also have a chance at this venue to ask all their questions and get candid replies from our celebrity guests. Also we will be screening selected short films and hear how they are created.

Creator’s Alley

One of the main reasons young people participate in this conventions is to see your favorite comic book creators. Writers, artists, inkers, colorists, and more are at the convention on hand to sign autographs, make sketches, chat, and dis¬cuss comic books, cartoons and animations. It is a great way to get into the mind of the creators and see what makes them tick. The artist alley is also for upcoming artists who have comic books drawn and are seeking for publishers. A space at the Artist Alley Cost N5000. Call 08039657506 to book a space.

 

Costume Competition

Dressing up is a lot of fun, and the attention that goes along with that is even better. If you have a great costume, chances are that you will be mobbed by people asking to take their pictures with you. It is almost like you are a part of the convention, delighting con goers with your snazzy digs. Most conventions also hold a costume con¬test, which has some great prizes associated with it. There’s nothing like being cheered by hundreds of other comic fans for having that award winning costume.

 

Celebrity Autographs

Nollywood, Musicians, TV personalities, Broadcasters, Presenters, On-Air personalities, Comedians (celebrities) will be gracing the convention by making appearances, signing autographs, and posing for pictures with youngsters and adults alike.