August 3 - 5, 2018
Hilton Downtown Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
"I noticed that the con was incredibly well-organized, I loved the program and the variety of themes, and also the depth and realness of the conversations, which I have not experienced with other cons. In general, the inclusivity and accessibility of the event was amazing."
- Anonymous Attendee
"Panels, poetry readings, and, of course, cosplay, all inspired by the record-setting superhero flick Black Panther. Think Comic-Con for the black nerd set—with more depth..."
Joel Reese, Chicago Magazine
"Wakandacon was a beautiful celebration of Afrofuturism, black creativity and innovation, and Black Panther. The A.V. Club was fortunate enough to be on the ground for the three-day event."
Baraka Kaseko, The Onion A/V Club
"It's so weird going to a con and seeing so many people with . . . hair like you . . . Skin like you . . . Not giving you weird looks. I don't feel like an outsider. I need more of this."
Mikki Kendall, Chicago Reader
"...a space where you can love what you love fiercely alongside people who look like you and share that passion — a place to belong.""
Devon Maloney, The Verge