Great news folks! I think I just had my first geekasm of 2017. Reed Exhibitions (the company behind New York Comic Con) has announced it will launch Comic Con Africa in partnership with Telkom’s VS Gaming today.
The event will be held at the Kyalami International Convention Centre on 14-16 September 2018. ReedPop is the division of Reed Exhibitions responsible for putting on shows like Comic Con, and runs 33 pop culture shows worldwide.
The event will feature traditional pop culture celebrations, such as the promotion of new series and movies, comic books, anime, manga, and panel discussions with local and international celebrities. The show will also feature a cosplay competition and VS Gaming has announced that it will run eSports competitions under its DGL brand at the event.
Reed Exhibitions Africa also confirmed it will bring Nolan North and Troy Baker, voice actors in the video game industry, to the event. They are also in discussions with Felicia Day and members of the Game of Thrones cast and The Big Bang Theory cast.
Tickets will set you back R120 for a day pass and there will be discounted tickets if you decide to go for the whole weekend. Let’s hope that they at least bring someone that represents the Marvel / DC Cinematic Universes. My inner geek is already looking forward to going wild in September 2018.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Events section on RWR.