Comic Con Africa Is Coming!
Who’s excited for Comic Con Africa 2019? This year’s visitors are preparing their outfits and itineraries for the biggest and most interactive four-day pop culture festival to hit Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.
What To Expect
Comic Con Africa 2019 offers an incredible programme that’s bigger and better than before, thrilling pop-culture fandoms and newcomers alike. With an estimated 60 000 visitors and 160 hours of content across five halls – including panels, competitions, seminars, workshops and so much more – get ready to drop in and geek out.
This year, expect almost 300 exhibitors offering specials on everything from gaming hardware and accessories to apparel, pop-culture merchandise, comics, figurines and much more. Spend the long weekend stocking up on sought-after collectables and new releases!
The list of guests that fans can expect to see at Comic Con Africa this year is awe-inspiring! International stars like legendary actor, author, producer and director, William Shatner, who became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise as well as Anthony Mackie, who has achieved global recognition with his portrayal of Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will be attending Comic Con Africa 2019.
Over the four days, they will be joined by comic book artist Will Sliney, best known for working on Marvel’s Amazing-Spiderman and Venom comic author Donny Cates. Nolan North, an actor and voice actor, known for characters such as Desmond Miles from the Assassin’s Creed series and Troy Baker, who voiced Joel in The Last of Us (a Game of the Year winner), have become two of the most prolific voice actors in gaming, and will be among the international guests present at Comic Con Africa this year.
Celebrating and promoting local talent, Comic Con Africa have invited local artists such as Clyde Beech, who has worked on and helped develop some of the top comic books in the country, such as superhero comic Kwezi and soccer comic series Supa Strikas, as well as Loyiso Mkize, who worked as head illustrator for the Supa Strikas and on projects such as the Archie comics.
Visitors will also be able to meet and interact with local trailblazers like Jason Masters, who has worked on various Batman titles including Legends of the Dark Knight, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wolverine and X-Men as well as Sean Izaakse, a Marvel illustrator and comic artist who has worked on comics such as The Thunderbolts, Avengers, Deadpool, Captain America and The Uncanny Avengers.
Along with meet-and-greets, photo and autograph opportunities and panel discussions with international and local guests, visitors will be able to commission custom drawings, as well as get comic books signed and the signatures verified at the Artist Alley.
Cosplayers will be arriving to sing at the Cosplay Karaoke Café, compete in the Championships of Cosplay competition and meet international guests like model, actress and producer LeeAnna Vamp and Italian cosplayer Leon Chiro, who is currently working for Riot Games as the official cos-model for the champion Rakan from League of Legends.
Gaming enthusiasts, champions and amateur gamers of all ages can geek out in a dedicated gaming hall with freeplay zones, racing SIMs and the latest gaming equipment. And to make sure you don’t miss a moment, keeping “app” to date with all things Comic Con Africa will be easier than ever with the Comic Con Africa App which allows attendees to plan their experience. Offering the full exhibitors list, interactive maps, a selfie camera and more, visitors will be able to plan their experience from the palm of their hands.
Comic Con Africa is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention that features comic books, games, arts, movies, pop culture elements and so much more.
When Is It?
Saturday, 21 September 2019 – Tuesday, 24 September 2019.
Where Is It?
Gallagher Convention Centre, 19 Richards Dr, Halfway House, Midrand, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets are R130–R500 per person on Computicket.
For More Information
For more information about Comic Con Africa, visit www.comicconafrica.co.za.