SCHEDULE OF PANEL SESSIONS
If there is any year in all the nine years of our establishment that the creative industry desperately needs the Lagos Comic Con to hold, it is this year. A time when a brutal pandemic has ravaged the general economy, crumbled creative businesses and dampened geek spirits. The Lagos Comic Con has designed fabulous panel sessions to combat this and return confidence to the creative industry by having our elite crop of speakers guide creative businesses and creators through a new world of opportunities waiting on the other side of the pandemic.
HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF OUR PANEL SESSIONS AND LINKS TO BOOK YOUR SEAT.
COMIC PANEL SESSIONS
Friday 20, 9AM – 10AM
TOPIC: Alternative Funding for Comic Projects
In this panel, Comic creators will discuss what alternate sources of funding are open for comic creators to reach out for in order to fund their projects ranging from, crowd funding to special credit facilities.
Audience will learn what unique avenues are possible in raising project funds for their comic projects.
Saturday 21, 1:00PM –2:00PM
TOPIC: Cross Media Collaborations in the African Creative Industry: How Adaptations from Books/Comics to Animation/Films Can Work
This session will have a publisher, a comic and animation creator, a film industry expert. The aim is to analyze the reasons why more African novels and comics don’t get adapted into animations and films and what needs to be done by all parties to change this.
Saturday 21, 3:00PM – 4:00PM
TOPIC: Growing a Comic Market: Strategies and Challenges to Creating a Pool of Comics Buyers
This panel will feature three top experts who operate a comic studio or a comic distribution platform. They will be discussing and education our audience on the challenges of selling comics and creating or expanding a comics reading market.
BOOK PANEL SESSIONS
Friday 20, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
TOPIC: Trending Stories in Production and Consumption of Creative Contents: the Covid19 Case Study
This panel session seeks to discuss and analyze how real life events like the Covid19 pandemic can be adapted into books, comics and films in a way that is fact friendly yet holds enough suspense to appeal to readers and viewers. This session will have a book/comic publisher, film maker and a journalist. Authors, comic creators, film makers and any investor in creative enterprises will need to be at this session.
SPEAKERS: Christiana Ejiogu (Senior Journalist, BBC) Ray Anyasi (MD, Naphtali Books) Kenechukwu Okafor (Film Director/Producer)
Friday 20, 4:30PM – 5:30PM
TOPIC: Navigating Publishing in a Post Covid19 World
This panel will feature three publishers discussing the new look publishing industry both globally and locally in the aftermath of Covid19. Authors, publishers, book distributors and anyone who intends to get published in the post Covid19 world will have something to learn from this session.
SPEAKERS: Amara Chimeka (CEO, Purplshelves Publishing) Evelyn Ojiawuna (Director of Operations, Naphtali Books) Anwuli Ojogwu (MD, Narrative Landscape)
Saturday 21, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
TOPIC: Authors’ Convo on Writing, Publishing and Attracting Readers.
This session will have three recently published authors sharing their experiences in writing their book, working out a publishing arrangement and pushing for sales. Authors in the audience are welcome to share their experiences too. Writers and intending authors should not miss this session as there lots of lessons to learn from these experiences.
SPEAKERS: Kingsley Efughi (author of The Devil Wears Okirika) Albrin Junior (Award Winning Author of Naked Coin) Achalugo Ezekobi (Author, Mmrinzo)
ANIMATION PANEL SESSIONS
Friday 20, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
TOPIC: The Post Covid19 Animation Market
This panel looks at the new horizon for the animation market in the aftermath of Covid19. What kind of content will be more available and what will buyers opt for. The panelists will include animation producers who have been producing during the pandemic and animation buyers who are redefining their content demand to fit the times.
Friday 20, 5:30PM – 6:30PM
TOPIC: Pan-African Collaboration in Animation
This panel will discuss the ways animation professionals and businesses in different African countries can collaborate to create animation contents that are richer in diversity and penetrate the global animation markets. Panelists will be animation executives who have had some experiences working with other animation teams from across Africa either at the production level or at the distribution level.
Saturday 21, 9AM – 10AM
TOPIC: Creativity in the Time of Pandemic
This panel will feature a writer, a comic creator and an animator who all have been creating during the lockdown. They will be sharing their experiences, their struggles on finding motivation in the midst of the depressing lockdown and how it worked for them. Audience will learn how best to face personal daunting seasons and keep winning on the creative font. Creators in the audience are welcome to contribute by sharing their own creative experience during the pandemic.
FILM PANEL SESSIONS
Friday 20, 3:00PM – 4:00PM
TOPIC: Big Screens Vs VoD: Emerging Markets for Films in a Post Covid19 World
This session will feature a film maker, and two film distribution experts engaging in discussions that is designed to enlighten the audience about what new markets are opening up for film distribution aside from the Cinema screens. They will analyze the effect of the pandemic on cinema, what the future holds for the Box Office and how other markets are emerging. They will educate the audience how they can make the most of these markets right from the production stage of the film. Film makers, film enthusiasts and film marketers will learn so much from this panel session.
Saturday 21, 11:30AM – 12:30PM
TOPIC: Film Production in Africa: Challenges and Winning Strategies
This session will have three experienced film makers discuss what the major challenges they face while shooting in Africa and share with the audience how they have attempted to tackles the challenges and what the outcome was. Film makers in the audience are welcome to share their own experiences for the benefit of the room. Intending film makers can ask questions to seek clarifications or advice on unique instances.
Saturday 21, 2:00PM – 3:00PM
The Future of Film Promotion, Post Covid19
This panel session has top experts in Nollywood film PR and marketing discuss what the future holds for film marketing, what strategies will work best in a post Covid19 world. Everyone with interest in the film industry will enjoy and learn from this session.