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Comic Con comes to Africa

The first Comic Con Africa will be hosted in South Africa on 14-16 September 2018 at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit & International Convention Centre
Comic Con comes to Africa


Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP have partnered with VS Gaming on a South African first and will be bringing Comic Con to South Africa. ReedPOP, a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions and the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, and VS Gaming, South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand, will host Comic Con from 14-16 September 2018.

Comic Con Africa will take place at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre. Comic Con Africa will showcase comic books and science fiction-/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, and fantasy novels and an Artists' Alley, where comic artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches.

Comic Con comes to Africa


Superhero or sidekick – there will be exciting activations to enjoy that include professional gaming tournaments and activations, 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.

“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.”

“We are also very excited to be partnering with VS Gaming to bring this world-renowned convention to South Africa. Comic Con Africa is a fantastic opportunity to promote this growing industry on the continent,” says Carol Weaving, MD of Reed Exhibitions Africa.

Comic Con comes to Africa

On the strategic alignment with Comic Con Africa, Lenushka Parannath, spokesperson of VS Gaming shared, “VS Gaming has been at the forefront of a couple of firsts, last year we successfully hosted the largest e-football festival in Africa and now we’re the first to be involved in Comic Con to Africa.”

Parannath continues, “We always aspire to bring gaming to life in a way that has never been experienced before and what better way to do that in 2018 than to align with Comic Con Africa. We are looking forward to hosting this incredible global brand for a three-day out-of-this-world experience.”

ReedPOP has many global entertainment brands in its stable, including Comic Con New York, Star Wars Celebration (Lucasfilm), TwitchCon (Twitch) and PAX (Penny Arcade), and in collaboration with Reed Exhibitions Africa, will set the stage for Comic Con Africa - a first of its kind - to join the international league of epic comic book and industry enthusiast conventions.


About Reed Exhibitions Africa

Reed Exhibitions Africa is southern Africa’s top exhibition organiser and venue management company. With access to global trade and consumer event organising expertise serving 44 industry sectors, we provide the best platform to showcase all industry sectors.


About ReedPOP

ReedPOP started up back in 2006, and have been on an epic ride ever since! From the very first New York Comic Con to launching and acquiring the coolest events all over the world, we’ve always stayed true to our core beliefs of always putting our 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. We owe a huge thanks to our fans for fuelling this amazing journey that we are on, and we hope that you’ll continue to party with us in the future.


About VS Gaming

Formerly DGL, VS Gaming is South Africa’s largest independent gaming brand and the leading platform for online gaming in Africa. Since 2008, we’ve been devoted to providing regular tournaments and ladders across all major game titles and skill levels, because we’re just as passionate about virtual sports as you are.

As one of the fastest growing digital networks in Africa, we’re here to take local gaming to the next level by providing improved spectator access, increased awareness, education and a fun, social and rewarding environment for both pros and casual gaming enthusiasts.

22 Feb 2018 16:51

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