Articles tagged: activities

All Weekend

Dedicated to exhibiting the artwork of youth alongside working artists in order to promote social change. Join CMASJ as they lead attendees in creating activism buttons that raise awareness for a cause in order to push for change. Participants will be encouraged to use their creativity to design and reflect on social issue that they are most passionate about.

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All Weekend

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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Date and Time TBD

Dance Characters prides itself on creating tender, memorable moments with families by providing professionally and/or extensively trained dancers to entertain guests through interactive dance, music, games, and fun. Dance Characters was founded by an inner city youth who had dreams of spreading smiles through the magic of dance. Come meet, dance, and play with them in Wakandacon's Kid's Room!

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August 2 starting at 7:30 PM

They all met and navigated the comedy scene in Chicago and now they've all went on to find major success and make major moves on stages across the world and in film & television. Featuring Chris Redd (SNL, Popstar, Netflix's Disjointed), Dewayne Perkins (Netflix's The Break with Michelle Wolf), Taneshian Rice (HBO, Kevin Hart Presents: The Next Level), Chicago's fave 3Peat Comedy (Comedy Central), Rashida "Sheedz" Olayiwola (HBO's Insecure), Kellye Howard (Comedy Central) with a special music performance by Aasia Lashay Bullock (Showtime's The Chi) and hosted Lisa Beasley (Comedy Central, ABC, NBC). Tickets are a separate purchase. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

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Wakandacon partners with Wacoinda, the fastest growing economic group on Facebook devoted to the eradication of ecomonomic oppression everywhere! We will be highlighting Wacoinda’s "Garvey" as the Official Cryptocurrency of Wakandacon, and all attendees to Wakandacon will be able to learn about and earn the cryptocurrency for free. Click on "Learn More" below to discover more about crypto, learn how to get your own wallet, and prepare to earn and share Garveys at Wakandacon!

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The Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice presents Earth 2: a series of drawings created by artists, ages 7-15, of their imagined futuristic worlds. Students participated in discussions around the distant future- what would people wear? Where would they live? How would they get around? How might people relate with one another? The act of such intense imagining alters not just the possibilities of what can be far in the future, but also helps us see what we can alter in our current world as well. The sourced images that served as a starting point for the artists are from Nasa's images archive.

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August 5 at 10:00 AM

Hosted by Anthony Jones

A live demonstration of an original character design using traditional means, via Paper, Pencil

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August 4 at TBD

Geoffrey will perform an inter generational monologue that covers the current and past socio/political crisis we find ourselves in; based on the trials and tribulations of Huey P Newton. This will be followed by Q&A along with a solution directed discussion.

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Date and Time TBD

Play cards with your fellow Wakandans of all ages. Hearts, spades, or whatever you like! We've got the cards and tables - you bring a partner or find one here. Note: no gambling allowed. This is just for fun!

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August 4, Evening

Get your costumes ready for Wakandacon's Cosplay contest! There will be three categories: Experienced Cosplay, Beginner Cosplay, and Afro-Fashion. The top three entrants in each category will win prizes! Stay tuned for additional details and information on how to register for the cosplay contest.

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All weekend

Hosted by I Play Games!

We're excited to partner with I Play Games! to bring head-to-head video gaming to Wakandacon! I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.

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