Lusaka Comic Con (LsCon)


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Cosplay (コスプレ kosupure), short for costume play, is a hobby in which participants, called cosplayers, wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character or idea that is usually identified with a unique name. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centered on role play. A broader use of the term cosplay applies to any costumed role play in venues apart from the stage, regardless of the cultural context.

Favorite sources include manga, anime, comic books, video games, and films. Any entity from the real or virtual world that lends itself to dramatic interpretation may be taken up as a subject. Inanimate objects are given anthropomorphic forms and it is not unusual to see genders switched, with women playing male roles and vice versa. There is also a subset of cosplay culture centered on sex appeal, with cosplayers specifically choosing characters that are known for their attractiveness or revealing costumes.

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There are social networks and websites centered on cosplay activities, while Internet forums allow cosplayers to share stories, photographs, news, and general information. The rapid growth in the number of people cosplaying as a hobby since 1990 has made the phenomenon a significant aspect of popular culture. This is particularly the case in Asia, where cosplay influences Japanese street fashion.

About LsCon

The LsCon is a celebration of both local and global communities surrounding the many Video Game, Movie, Anime worlds and more. It is dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for comics, video games, hand made/drawn and digital artwork as well as other related popular art-forms, primarily through the presentation of a convention and event that celebrates the historic and ongoing contribution of skills and talents to art and culture.

In addition to serving as a gathering place for anime and gaming communities, LsCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

• Cosplay Contest

• Hands-on play time with the latest versions of new Entertainment games

• Local finals for eSports (FIFA 15, WOW, LOL, DOTA), featuring top pro gamers from around the country

• In-depth discussion panels with anime/comic book and game developers and artists

• Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents

• Community contests with great prizes

• Commemorative merchandise based on Video games, anime, movies and electronic Entertainment.

More activities and attractions to be announced

Lusaka Comic Con (LsCon)

Saturday, May 2nd 2015 at 9am-5pm

The Paark Xtreme, No. 24, Ngumbo Road


For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.