Lagos Comic Con is just a few weeks away and Vortex comics, a creative company hell bent on exporting African culture through its content has come up with a pretty cool way to engage with fans and the public alike. Dubbed VEXPO, Vortex Expo, the week long event will be an open house into the Vortex universe, showcasing the company’s repertoire which includes a number of comics, animation and events.
Think of VEXPO as a gallery exhibition or even Disney’s D23 Expo with a spotlight on solely Vortex products or if you like, a mini Image Comics Expo. There will be conferences, art workshops, theater experiences, mentoring, game and art contests, the whole nine yards, only it will be the vortex way, a hurricane of exciting energy.
Resource persons include celebrated comic actor, Afeeze Saka Oyetoro of Papa Ajasco fame, Microsoft’s Olusolu Amusa, a writer, speaker and radio personality, Ayodele Elegba, Nigerian comic veteran and founder of the Lagos Comic Con and many more with expansive knowledge about creativity and success.
VEXPO takes place from September 5 to September 10. Vortex describes VEXPO as being built on the pillars of entertainment, education and participation, foundations relevant to exciting kids and adults alike enough to imagine, re-imagine and manifest amazing ideas.
The event is supported by Lagos Comics Con, Lego, Nickelodeon, Microsoft,British High Commission, Kaboom and Urban96 FM.
Sign up for VEXPO here.