A pop culture event like no other: Comic Con Africa is here

Do you have a love for comics, movies, board games, anime or cosplay? Then this festival is the place for you.

The time has come for this year’s Comic Con Africa event which is set to take place in Johannesburg this week, promising to offer four days of top-class entertainment.

The multi-genre entertainment and comic convention will take place from September 22-25 at the Nasrec Expo Centre. More than 60 000 people from diverse backgrounds are expected to share in the experience.

Comic Con Africa is for anyone who has a love for pop culture, which includes comics, movies, board games, anime and cosplay.

“It’s a fantastic event worth attending. You can chat with local creators in the Artist’s Alley and mingle with international guests. There are dozens of discussions, panels and workshops every day. Whatever your vibe, Comic Con Africa has it, and everyone is so passionate about their niche of pop culture that the excitement is contagious,” says Musgrave resident and award-winning comic artist Luke Molver (aka Billy Pineapples).

Cosplay, because why not?

The convention defines cosplay as: “The term that comes from a combination of the words ‘costume’ and ‘play’. It gives fans a chance to express their fondness for fictional characters by dressing up and acting like their favourite characters.”

Durban North resident and cosplay enthusiast Justin Walter looks forward to showcase one of his cosplay creations at the event.

“It’s going to be monumental. I love the vibe, the stalls and brushing shoulders with like-minded people who share the same great love of geek culture, and of course the cosplay,” adds the man who has brought several fictional characters such as Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Arthas Menethil (Warcraft) to life.

You won’t get ‘bored’ with ‘board games’

Musgrave resident and board game enthusiast Gavin Westermeyer says the intricate world of board games is a facet of the four-day fest that is well worth delving into.

“You meet people you never would have met. It doesn’t matter what religion or culture you have, you can get together and have a really good time. That’s what board gaming is all about,” adds Westermeyer.

Get your game on

Take part in the Doritos® Crunch Cup – a series of free-to-play tournaments where you can win a R4 000 cash prize every day. Each day will see a new game take centre stage.

So, show off your gaming skills in Fortnite (September 22), Tekken 7 (September 23), Street Fighter V (September 24) and FIFA 22 (September 25).

There are more than enough reasons to make your way to the pop culture festival of the year. For more information, visit their website.

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