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Wakandacon To Bring Afrofuturism, Tech, and Nerd Culture To Chicago



Wakandacon event in Chicago Illinois

If you’ve been obsessed with Wakanda (who hasn’t?!) and live in Chicago (or plan to travel to Chicago this August), you’re in luck! That is because this August, Wakandacon, a three-day festival inspired by Black Panther’s Wakanda, will take over Chicago. 

This black owned and operated convention will be bringing Afrofutirms and tech culture together via panels, workshops, live entertainment, and more. The event will take place August 3rd to the 5th. According to the website,

“Recent movies, graphic novels, and other media have ushered in a new wave of thought about issues surrounding the African Diaspora and a new future for Black people around the world. The image of an African country with advanced technology and equality has inspired some of the world’s greatest thinkers and all of Black Twitter to create, think, and respond. WAKANDACON is chance to take the conversation offline and into the real world.”

wakandacon, wakandacon event, wakandacon chicago, black excellence, wakanda event, wakanda, black pantherThe founders of the event are siblings David Barthwell, Ali Barthwell, and Matt Barthwell. They have partnered up with producers Lisa Beasley and Taylor Witten to bring this event to life.

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The weekend passes are going for just $35, and the event will be held at the Hilton Downtown Chicago.

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