According to the Chicago Tribune, Wakandacon is a new convention “where folks can be a nerd about pop culture, gaming, tech, womanhood, politics, and Blackness — a space for people of all types to come together, educate each other, and support one another.” And even more importantly, it celebrates all things Black Panther.“We’re celebrating black people, we are looking toward our future, we are asking people how can we make Wakanda real,” co-founder Ali Barthwell told ABC7 in Chicago.
To say I was impressed with the set-up and energy @ #Wakandacon2018 will be saying the least. S/O to the organizers. This is a winner! I’ll be back next year. Spotted @VanJones68 pic.twitter.com/81RFigUeZR— Efe Richard Iyare (@iyareplaymode) August 5, 2018
Shoutout to @lisabexperience, @wtflanksteak, David, Matt, and Patricia for putting on #WakandaCon2018 (@We_Are_Wakanda). It’s been such a good weekend of black nerds and creators of all types. pic.twitter.com/cHbA1BfaQw— Casselle (@casselle) August 5, 2018