Come find your tribe.

July 26-28, 2019 at the
Hyatt Regency McCormick Chicago

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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!

Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors

The Academy Group
Adler Planetarium
Alpha Lab
Blacks at Microsoft
Blacks in Gaming
I Play Games
Live Loop
Meadville Lombard
Museum of Science and Industry
Rockwell Automation

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Event Information

Wakandacon Chicago 2019 is being held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, located in downtown Chicago.

Venue Address

Hyatt Regency Mc Cormick Place
2233 S Martin Luther King Dr. D
Chicago, IL 60616

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Event Hours

Friday, July 26
3 PM – 8 PM
Saturday, July 27
10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday, July 28
10 AM – 3 PM

"As a black latinx lesbian female in the STEM field ALL of my identities felt fed at this event! The feeling of not being black enough in black spaces was a non issue and that is something that I've never felt before! So thank you thank you thank you!”

— Wakandacon Guest

Wakandacon attendees
Wakandacon attendees
Wakandacon attendees

What's at Wakandacon?

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!

Compelling and Thought-Provoking Content

Compelling and Thought-Provoking Content

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.

Vibrant Small-business Marketplace

Vibrant Small-business Marketplace

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.

Come Learn To Code

Learn To Code with Wakandacon

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.

Family Friendly Fun for All Ages

Family Friendly Fun for All Ages

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.

Amazing Cosplay and Afro-Fashion

Amazing Cosplay and Afro-Fashion

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!

Exciting Gaming and Tournaments

Freeplay Gaming

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!

Tournament gaming all weekend

Tournament Gaming

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!

Engaging Meet & Greets and Networking

Engaging Meet & Greets and Networking

Wakandacon is a place to meet and connect with each other. Enjoy networking hours, intimate chats, and discussions with fellow attendees and panelists.

Two young Wakandacon attendees

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!

— Wakandacon Guest

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