An Afrofuturistic Celebration of
Black
Creativity.  Culture.  Heroes.  Excellence.  Technology.  Entertainment. 

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Chicago II

July 26-28, 2019

Hyatt Regency McCormick

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Chicago I

August 3-5, 2018

Hilton Downtown Chicago

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What is Wakandacon?

Wakandacon is something new!

It's an inclusive place where you can be a nerd about anything – pop culture, gaming, tech, womanhood, politics, or your own beautiful Blackness. Wakandacon is a fan-driven convention made to celebrate Black nerds and all of their creativity and passions.

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We're building a new kind of cultural event.

Wakandacon is a place where we can dress up, dance, connect, support each other, and celebrate the entire diaspora looking past the present and into our future. While our event is targeted towards establishing a positive and supportive space for black people, Wakandacon is inclusive and all are welcome to come celebrate together.

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What's Featured At Wakandacon?

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  • Compelling and Thought-Provoking Content

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  • Exciting Gaming and Tournaments

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  • Engaging Meet & Greets and Networking

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  • Amazing Cosplay and Afro-Fashion

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  • Vibrant Small-business Marketplace

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  • Spark Your Creativity

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  • Lit After-Parties and Special Events

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  • Family Friendly Fun for All Ages

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  • Inclusive and Uncompromisingly You

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Our Philosophy

In creating Wakandacon we imagined a place free and unshackled from the ravages of racism; of exploitation; of discrimination; of emotional, physical, and sexual violence. Learn more about our guiding philosophy behind the event.

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Testimonials

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  • Amazing! Just the feel of home. Something that was ours. Freeing! It was like a convention, block party, and cultural event all in one, but it was ours!

  • I loved the entire experience. I felt very comfortable. Lots of hugging with strangers. Instant family.

  • Seeing so much Black beauty and glory and unity in one space almost brought me to tears of joy.

Meet the Team

Wakandacon is a real thing, and we are the creators. We are siblings and friends coming together to celebrate the power of achievement and representation. Learn more about us.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Wakandacon is happening. Please sign up to our email list for the latest updates.

We are currently seeking partnerships. Please reach out to us at .

The first Wakandacon was August 3-5th 2018 in Chicago at the Hilton Downtown Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave.,Chicago, IL 60605. More events are coming soon! Sign up to our email list to stay up to date with the latest details.

Badges are not yet on sale, but will be soon. Online sales of a limited number (1000) of discounted badges will be offered in a pre-sale. Sign up to the email list to be notified of the pre-sale!

We would love to hear from you! The interest has been overwhelming, and we will reach out to you as soon as we can. If you are interested in exhibiting, please register and fill out the Exhibitor Survey. If you are interested in presenting or performing, please register and fill out the Panelist Survey. If you would like to volunteer, register and fill out the Volunteer Form. Thank you.

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Our event is open to everyone!

We hope that people of all backgrounds will come and have fun at Wakandacon! We do want to note that almost all of the content will be focusing on the Black experience and will be from the point of view of almost exclusively Black people. There will be political and cultural conversations that are centering Black voices. Hearing some of those conversations will probably be eye-opening and very enlightening if those conversations aren't regularly happening in your circle. For some of those conversations and discussions, there may not be many non-Black people in the room.

Any non-Black attendees should be aware that their voices may not be centered and much of the experience might not speak directly to them. It should go without saying but sometimes it still must be said - we hope that all attendees of any background or race will be respectful and come with an open mind.

We welcome everyone, and hope that everyone will learn something new and share ideas.

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