Entertainment Bites 05 March 2018


Comic-Con coming to South Africa 


On 20 February Reed Exhibitions, partnering with Telkom’s VS Gaming, announced that it will launch Comic Con Africa later this year.

According to a press release from Reed Exhibitions, “ReedPOP has always stayed true to its core beliefs of always putting the fans first, creating killer events and being as transparent and authentic as possible. We try our hardest to bring massive amounts of fun and excitement to the lives of our audience by creating content and experiences that are original, exciting, memorable and exceptionally awesome. So, we are very excited for this new launch into Africa.”

The press release continues, “Comic-Con Africa will showcase comic books and science fiction and fantasy related film, series and similar popular arts. The exhibition will also feature a large range of pop culture and entertainment elements in animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, anime, manga, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, fantasy novels and an Artists' Alley, where comic artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches. Superhero or sidekick, there will be exciting activities to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments, cosplay competitions and new movie and series promotions. Comic Con Africa visitors can also enjoy international and local celebrity panel discussions, seminars, workshops and autograph sessions.”

According to an article on MyBroadband’s website, Reed Exhibitions Africa confirmed that voice actors Nolan North and Troy Baker will attend the event. Negotiations are also underway with cast members of Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory.

The event will be held from 14-16 September this year at the Kyalami International Convention Centre. At the time of going to print, no ticket prices have been announced.

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