Comic Con fans are delighted that the popular ‘geek’ event around the world is back in full swing, including the brand’s Africa event.
Comic Con is the largest multi-genre pop culture and gaming festival in the world. It was announced on Wednesday that Comic Con Africa is back after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The pop culture gaming festival has added a new element this year, StreetCon, a collaboration that showcases urban culture, the latest popular streetwear and accessories.
Comic Con and pop culture are intertwined, it is associated with a huge fan base from comics and movies.
From the Marvel Universe to Star Wars† Star Trek, Harry Potter and multiple video games, fans are expected to come out in their best cosplay and favorite superhero-inspired outfits.
Comic Con Africa dates and tickets:
The event will take place from September 22 to 25 at the Johannesburg Expo Center in Nasrec.
Tickets are sold in phases in line with Covid-19 protocols, to manage people’s capacity. Ticket prices start from R180 standard for one day and R580 for a four day pass.
The event organizers explained that they have spent the past two years preparing for a bigger and safer Comic Con Africa.
The venue’s show floor will host international celebrities who have not yet been named. The space will also host Cosplay competitions, table games, and pop culture merchandise.
Comic Con Africa show director Carla Massmann said she was excited about the street edition and confirmed Comic Con Africa will take place in September.
“Pop culture has always been relevant to urban culture, and I’m so excited to see these two worlds collide. StreetCon will be a space where creators and curators will meet to celebrate urban culture and where streetwear and pop culture enthusiasts can come together to shop new items, exchange artistic expression and buy the latest merch, accessories and art.” said in a statement.
StreetCon will also provide a platform for street brands, live graffiti, sketch battles, street art alley, food trucks and a tattoo alley.
For more information and tickets for the festival, click here.