The 5th edition of Naiccon comes to you this July where comic book, gaming, animation, cosplay and movie lovers will be gathering.

  • July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Sarit Centre, Westlands
  • Day Ticket: Ksh 200; Season: Ksh 300
  • info@naiccon.com

A walk down the hallways of conventions such as NAICCON (Nairobi Comic Book Convention) fans can admire their favourite characters from video games, anime, TV shows or comic books come to life. Cosplayers, who dress up as various characters, concepts, or even inanimate objects are a huge draw to these convention—that is now in its fifth edition.

So, come check out what’s hot in pop culture. There’s going to be gaming tournaments, cosplay competition and creative workshops going on also.

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Our #womancomicwwednesday goes to the black wonder woman. A concept that was never really fleshed out in DC. Shout out to the artist for this new concept art. Details below. @Regrann from @rslockettdown – @Regrann from @blacknerdproblems – Repost from @kennethjfranklin using @RepostRegramApp – "Wonder Women" Drawn with #fabercastell polychromous colored pencils on top of a colored ink and watercolor underpainting. I've been reading comic books since I was a wee young pup, and somehow the knowledge of a black Wonder Woman completely eluded me. Created in 1973, Nubia(horrible name, lol), was created from the same clay as Diana, just a darker clay, and is her equal. She's no longer a character used in DC's current continuity but wow I wish she was. I was introduced to her by a far superior illustration by @marcusthevisual on instagram, and I gotta tell ya, Representation is a powerful thing. I stared at that masterpiece like it was the Monalisa. It's kind of amazing how art can find a way to affect you. So after staring that his illustration for an indeterminate amount of time I was inspired to create my own Version of the Black Wonder Woman. To match Gal Gadot I modeled mine after Lupita Nyongo because she's similar in build as Gadot, albeit shorter, and I think she has a regal quality that seems fitting as the sister to Princess Diana. I know this wont be happening on the big screen anytime soon, but it should. Bring her back DC! – #regrann – #regrann

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The highlight or the day will definitely be the cosplay competition, which allows people to display their costumes on stage, with the chance of winning a paid trip to New York Comic Con!

Conventions offer chances for the bragging rights of different gamers. So, call up your gamers’ squad! Fancy a gaming challenge? There will also be eSports tournaments where teams of 4 will challenge each other in Call of Duty for bragging rights and up to Ksh 100,000 cash reward!

Cover Image by Movie Jabber