Articles tagged: saturday

Saturday at 4:00 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Anthony Jones

A panel featuring concept artists from the film and game industry. These artists represent an ethnic minority in the game industry and have worked for companies like Marvel, Blizzard, Sony, Warner Bros, NetherRealms, Ensemble, Scientific Games, & Wizards of the Coast. Panelists include Anthony Jones, Thabiso Mhlaba, and costume designers from Black Panther Phillip Boutte Jr, and Marco Nelor.

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Saturday at 1:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Darryl Frierson

A movie, comics, anime, and gamer podcast that loves and honors the first black man in space Lando Calrissian.

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Saturday at 5:30 PM

Salon A Room 1

Hosted by Erika Alexander

Erika Alexander's Color Farm Media has launched the nation-wide initiative to get at least 50 digital tv pilots greenlit by creators of color. Those who join the Keep It Colorful Crowdfunding Rally will be eligible for prizes, including $25,000 for finishing funds, a chance to work with Color Farm Media and BLACK&SEXY TV, and more. At this Chicago event, hear Erika Alexander speak about the importance of creators of color sharing their stories, then take part in a workshop by Julie Keck, Head of Education for Seed&Spark, on audience building and crowdfunding for film.

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Saturday at 2:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Tired of each being the only minority in their shows, the group came together to create their own brand of comedy that fits their high energy and experiences. Join this collective of Black Excellence for an open discussion and Q&A to learn more about their experience with touring, writing and performing in television, film, and on stage across the world.

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Saturday at 3:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Terrance Brown

So you've got a great idea, shot a video, wrote a comic/novel... now what? The modern age has a strong DIY ethos. You don't have to wait for the opportunities to get your work to the masses- but you do have to work. Learn about prepping, packaging, and presenting your content to the right people, at the right outlets, in the right way.

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Saturday at 7:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Jabari Exum

Do you remember the scene in the movie, Black Panther, on "Challenge Day" when the people on the wall of water moved rhythmically to the beat of the drum? Do you recall how compelling the drum beat was? Jabari Exum, drummer and choreographer on the movie Black Panther, will perform using the acoustic drum and engage the audience with storytelling. It has been said, "he brought Wakanda to Wakanda." At Wakandacon Jabari will bring the spirit of the drum to us in Chicago - in a form he has developed which fuses West African Drumming and the Latin Tradition with Hip Hop Music.

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Saturday at 6:00 PM

Salon A Room 2

Hosted by Erica Nwankwo

Exploring Wakandacon can be exhausting! Take a break! Enjoy drinks & refreshments and explore how Autodesk is bringing Wakanda to life with its groundbreaking software for makers of all ages, including: Tinkercad & Fusion 360 for 3d printing, Sketchbook for digital art, Maya for animation, and more. Autodesk employees and partners will also lead a group discussion on its Education initiatives & partnerships and how you can #MakeAnything with Autodesk software and learning resources.

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Saturday at 3:00 PM

Salon C Room 3

Hosted by Lawrence Lee Wallace

Black Filmmaking in Hollywood. The challenges and the solutions. From independent to big budget, a panel of 5 people from different aspects of the film and TV industry. Director Lawrence Lee Wallace, Actor Eric Lane, Actress/writer Cynda Williams, Casting Director Angela Cobb, and National Diabetes Spokesperson and TV personality Anita Nicole Brown. Moderated by Radio Host Cabrly Breotti, this panel will give you the information and insight you need to make it while Black in Hollywood.

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Saturday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Kenyatta Forbes

Join us as we discuss the journey of entrepreneurship, challenges and wins, and the power of one of the fastest growing entrepreneurial segments in the nation: Black women entrepreneurs. Dive into how women of color are changing the landscape of gaming and reaching an untapped market.

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Saturday at 2:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Erika Alexander

This will be a discussion about the New Majority audience, its diversity, and the future of film, television and narrative storytelling. We will present an engaging Powerpoint presentation focused on the making of Erika’s graphic novel, Concrete Park. Erika and her creative partner, Tony Puryear, will provide their story within the context of being an outsider. The presentation is essentially a how-to-do-it-for-yourself guide. It is very interactive, participatory, fun, and educational.

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Saturday at 3:00 PM

Salon B

Hosted by Lesley Etherly

Come try out Virtual Reality at Wakandacon! Explore a number of virtual games and worlds with state-of-the-art VR headsets. More information coming soon!

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Saturday at 7:50 PM

Marketplace

Open to all cosplay attendees!

Open to all attendees in Cosplay. Show off your cosplay creations in our cosplay parade lead by the winners of our cosplay contest!

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Saturday at 4:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Chloe C. Mimms

The objective of this panel is to inform and educate all POC (person(s) of color) and non-POC the struggles and triumphs of being a POC cosplayer. We aim to break the stigma of identification of being a race bended vs. original character cosplays.

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Saturday at 4:30 PM

Salon A Room 4

Come meet and mingle with your fellow illustrators, designers, writers, filmmakers, artists, and creatives of all types!

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Saturday at 1:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Anthony Jones

Artists featured in this demonstration are Phillip Boutte Jr, and Marco Nelor. They will discuss the process of design in the film industry. Working with directors and achieving the vision needed for the final product. Demonstrate how to gather reference, start the design process, and take it to completion.

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Saturday at 6:00 PM

Salon C Room 1

Hosted by Rudy Strong

Geekset Podcast is the only podcast that blends Hip-Hop & Geek Culture. Geekset Podcast presents a live recording from the event, as well as a deeper dive into the lore of Black Panther, Wakanda, Black Heroes in comics, what's to come and fan questions.

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Saturday at 3:30 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Team Wakandacon

Come meet the team behind the event!

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Saturday at 3:00 PM

Salon A Room 4

Come meet and mingle with your fellow media professionals!

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Saturday at 12:00 PM

Salon A Room 4

Come meet and mingle with fellow nerds, geeks, and hobbyists of all types!

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Saturday at 5:00 PM

Salon C Room 2

Hosted by Christopher Adams

Welcome to the Shift: How PARADIGM GREY brought together 5 Black production companies to create a sci-fi universe on film. We will showcase clips from the movie as well as several micro shorts completed for our viral marketing campaign and a discussion with the Filmmakers and some of the actors involved.

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