Wakandacon is a 3-day Afro-Futuristic celebration for comic nerds, pop culture buffs, big thinkers, techies, creatives, storytellers, gamers, science geeks, dreamers, makers, movers, shakers and anyone contributing to the culture!
Hyatt Regency Mc Cormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr. D
Chicago, IL 60616
Wakandacon creates a supportive space for black-identified people to come together, educate each other, cultivate positivity, celebrate the beauty of Blackness and the future of the entire diaspora!
We’re bringing the complex, engaging conversations that are happening online and in the media to life. From cosplay to community organizing, there’s no limit to what we can discover.
Books. Jewelry. Handmade Products. Art. Our marketplace features over 100 small and black businesses from around the world sharing their passions and products. Come explore the unique products and support Afrofuturistic entrepreneurism.
Unleash your inner Shuri and learn how to code in our Wakandacon Tech Lab, brought to you by Gabrielle Crevecoeur and the Community Team at Microsoft! Explore the concepts behind coding, enjoy pop-up workshops, win participation prizes, and more.
At Wakandacon we understand that your little one might be your plus one. Enjoy kid friendly events throughout the weekend - even the littlest of our tribe can have fun at Wakandacon.
Want to be your favorite superhero? Rock Afro-futuristic Eleganza? Or create your own unique look? Wakandacon is the Blackest, nerdiest fashion show, so show up and show out. A sign-up sheet for the official Wakandacon Cosplay Contest will be posted soon!
A casual and fun space for gamers of all skill levels. Freeplay hosted by I Play Games will feature consoles fully loaded with tons of gaming options. Come challenge yourself or make new friends by gaming with your fellow attendees!
It's Challenge Day! Step up and display your right to rule as the strongest competitor. Multiple tournaments will be held throughout the weekend across a number of games and platforms. Bragging rights and prizes are up for grabs!
Wakandacon is a place to meet and connect with each other. Enjoy networking hours, intimate chats, and discussions with fellow attendees and panelists.
Wakandacon is a family-friendly, inclusive space where you can be a nerd about anything – art, community, tech, or self-expression!