Is this real?

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

Are there any sponsors?

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

When is this happening?

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.

How do I get a badge?

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!

Could I vend / present / perform?

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 Application. If you are interested in presenting or performing, please register and fill out the Panelist Application. If you would like to volunteer, register and fill out the Volunteer Application. Thank you.

Y'all black?

We sure are! Learn more about us.

Do I have to be black to come to Wakandacon?

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.

This event is racist! My feelings!

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