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Alba Iulia
Friday, January 24, 2020

3rd annual Lusaka Comic Con showcases Zambian youths talent and creativity

Headlines 3rd annual Lusaka Comic Con showcases Zambian youths talent and creativity

Lusaka Comic-Con (LsCon) is a spectacle that brings together lovers of comic books, anime, video games, movies, global pop culture and visual arts. The 3rd annual event was held on Saturday 3rd June 2017 at the American Done Lusaka Show grounds. The lively event was attended by comic book culture enthusiasts (Fanboys and Fangirls) who came clad in various costumes of their favorite characters. Cosplay ( the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie , book or video game) is becoming extremely popular in Zambia . Fanboys and Fangirls came dressed in creative costumes such Wolverine from X-men , SubZero from Mortal Kombat , She-Ra Princess of Power ,and many more .

The Lusaka Comic Con had activities such :

  • Displays and sale of various styles of art work such as anime ,comic , digital paintings ,caricature ,among others.
  • Zambian made arcade game machines (made by 6 Light Media) .
  • Console games and PC games.
  • Zambian made comic books.
  • Trivia (Movies/series/video game & Japanese Anime)
  • live music performances by RnB artiste Scott , rap duo Simply Deep , and others.
  • Sale of comic books ,collectables ,toys, pop culture memorabilia (by Time Machine Zambia)

The LsCon is a great initiative as it helps to educates people and promotes local and urban art. we have so much untapped talent in Zambia which must be given a chance to be showcased to the world.


cosplay at Lusaka Comic Con

Video games

Cosplay at Lusaka Comic Con

Cosplay at Lusaka Comic Con

Cosplay and Lusaka Comic Con

Arcade games

representative from 6 light media explaning how they built the arcade game machines

Origami display

Cosplay at lusaka Comic con

arcade games

Origami display


Lusaka Comic Con

Artist displaying her art work

Artist displaying art work

art work

Performance by Scott

performance by Scott

Artists displaying their art work

Art work

Art work

Rap duo ,Simply Deep ,performing

Vinyl records on sale

Art work

Cosplay at Lusaka Comic Con

Cosplay at Lusaka Comic Con

Rap duo performing

the host of the event

Comic books on sale

Artists displaying their art work

Art work

zambian comic books

Zambian Comic book writer explaining what his comic books are about

Time Machine Zambia exhibiting their Comic books and other memorabilia

Lusaka Comic Con

Lusaka Comic Con

kids playing Arcade games

Computer games



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  1. Nice event but it should also be used to identify talent available to be encouraged for production of home grown comics and characters! Zambia can not be perpetual copycats of everything foreign! I bet no one attended characterizing either Katona, Ponyax, Apam Wamba or indeed long forgotten “Smiler” the naughty lad whose life in Lusaka revolved around Matero! Zambian humor is great and comics wouldn’t lack subject matter!

  2. Event should be natinwide or hosting should alternate among all the capital towns of zambia..Nice creativity and mind provoking event!

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