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Okoye and Black Panther cosplayers
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Cosplayers (Black Panther and Spiderman) and their friend pose with another convention goer at Wakandacon 2018 outside of the Hilton hotel
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David Etheridge as Erik Killmonger won 2nd Place in the Beginner Cosplay contest
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1st place Beginner Cosplay contest winner Kevin Wilson dressed as Zuri
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Wakandacon attendees
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Brent Watkins as a Jabari tribesman won 1st place in the Veteran Cosplay competition at Wakandacon 2018 in Chicago
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Comic book author, artist, cellist, and former Miss America contestant Octavia Reese poses with a child dressed up as Black Panther
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Erika Alexander takes a selfie with a fan at the booth for Keep It Colorful initiative, which sets a goal of getting at least 50 digital tv pilots greenlit by creators of color.
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David Barthwell, Founder & Branding/Creative of Wakandacon 2018, being interviewed by Mikki Kendall
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Veteran Cosplay contestants at Wakandacon 2018 in Chicago
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Afrofuturism Cosplay contestants including Vibranium (second from left) who won 1st place
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3rd place winner Taylor Poindexter (center) of the Beginner Cosplay Contest
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Ariel Atkins (right) and 3rd place winner of the Beginner Cosplay contest (left) at the First Aid Comics booth — a comic book shop in Hyde Park.
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A mother helps her son put on his Black Panther costume in the Wakandacon Game Room
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Peanut Buddar Art booth
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Children's art on display, sponsored by the Children's Museum of Art and Social Justice at Wakandacon 2018 'Outer Space Goggles' 2018 Glitter pens, metallic sharpies, self portrait on paper 12x12 Ms Thomm's 3rd and 4th grade art elective classes 'Outer Space Goggles' is a collection of drawings created by artists ages 8-9. The artists were asked to create and design space goggles that give them the ability to see the world through a new lens. If you came in from outer space wearing your goggles, how would you evaluate social issues on earth? What observations could be made around racism, sexism, or homophobia?
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Flint Water Exchange table
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The Kente Club Co booth
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Concept Design for entertainment panel, featuring artists from the Black Panther movie. Left to right, Anthony Jones, Marco Nelor, Phillip Boutte Jr, and Thabiso Mhlaba.
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Phillip Boutte Jr, Black Panther costume concept artist, and Demetrius Grosse, actor and producer, who was in town filming the HBO series Lovecraft Country
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Erika Alexander takes a selfie with a fan at the booth for Keep It Colorful initiative, which sets a goal of getting at least 50 digital tv pilots greenlit by creators of color.

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