(Book Zone Master Classes of the Lagos Comic Convention)

The BOOKICON hosts five distinct master class sessions that features prominent book professionals from both Nigeria and overseas. They range from award winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed book critiques, Book editors and founders of top publishing companies. Attendees have access to the zone all day to partake in the entire master classes. They ultimately learn from the immense wisdom and experience of the elite crop of speakers, network with other writers and the speakers, partake in competitions and win prizes.

Theme: Aspire, Dream, Prosper

Date: 15 September, 2018.

Venue: Conference Hall 2B, Landmark Events Center, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria.

Time: 10:00AM to 5:30PM

Ticket: N5,000

Master Class Schedule

10:00AM – 11:15AM

Topic: Building a Writing Career from Scratch

Speakers: Hollis McCollum,  Albrin Junior, Emily Reilly, 


11:20AM – 12:35PM

Topic: Plotting and Writing a Bestseller

Speakers: Jeanne Blasberg, Ify-Asia Chimeziem, Olukorede Yishau, 


12:40PM – 1:55PM

Topic: Selling Your Books and Growing you Reading Audience

Speakers: Natalie Banks, Edirin Edewor, 


2:15PM – 3:30PM

Topic: Editing your Own Manuscript like a Pro

Speakers: Ray Anyasi, Bella Rosa, 


3:40PM – 4:30PM

Topic: Getting Published; what your manuscript should look like

Speakers: Azafi Omoluabi Ogosi, Ray Anyasi,


4:35PM – 6:00PM

Topic: Telling the Story of Your Life; Courage, Complexities and Challenges

Speakers: Toke Makinwa, Charles Okenyi, Juliana Olayode,


  • Access to all Master Classes in the zone all day long.
  • Chance to meet, network and take photos with all the special celebrity guests and speakers at the zone.
  • Free entry into competitions to win prizes.
  • Access to the Exhibition Hall.
  • Access to the After Party.
  • Free Comic Posters