We are so pleased and excited to say that WakandaCon’s Inaugural weekend was a success! Despite being the same time as Lollapalooza there was a turnout in the thousands, and everyone had a blast.
The panels’ content were so relevant and thought-provoking that we had to hop from one to another quickly so we wouldn’t miss anything. The convention was buzzing with Black Panther fans, self-proclaimed nerds, and curious gamers alike. There were special appearances from Mark Willis, who played a Jabari Warrior in Black Panther, and Erika Alexander, from The Cosby Show and Living Single. One of the special guests was the costume designer for the film who pulled Jessica, our PR director, over to compliment her dress. Can you think of a more flattering moment? Speaking of, we also loved being able to see everyone dressed up. Walking down the street, it was easy to tell who was on their way to the Hilton.
One of our favorite highlights was the wedding proposal on the last day. Seeing the couple (in matching outfits we may add) share a special moment on Sunday was the best way to finish the convention off.
News and posts are still rolling in and we’re soaking up all the joy that the event brought. We are so excited to see where the convention goes in coming years, and we’re so lucky to have been a part of the first year!