Jason Goliath jumped on stage as Mr. Incredible, flanked by Nicholas Goliath (as Electro) and Donovan Goliath (as Iron Man). Picture: Supplied
Jason Goliath jumped on stage as Mr. Incredible, flanked by Nicholas Goliath (as Electro) and Donovan Goliath (as Iron Man). Picture: Supplied

What to expect at Comic Con Africa 2018

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Sep 13, 2018

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Africa's first-ever Comic Con is happening this weekend at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and International Convention Centre in Johannesburg. 

Comic Con Africa will ooze pop culture, from superhero comics to gaming, and fans will get the opportunity to see some of their favourite international stars in person.

The three-day event will showcase comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts.  The exhibition will also feature a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including animation, toys, gadgets, clothing, collectable card games, tabletop games, anime, manga, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels.

Apart from guest appearances from international and local celebrities, the comic extravaganza will see African comic enthusiasts, geeks, gamers and nerds alike come together in their superhero outfits.

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Hero or Villain? Perhaps a mashup of both? #ComicConAfrica Dares you our fans to Cosplay! Loads of spot prizes and random giveaways up for grabs! #WedareyoutoCosplay

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Sep 5, 2018 at 2:14am PDT

Comic Con Africa will also feature a large floor space for exhibitors, as well as the Artists' Alley, where comic artists can sign autographs and sell or do free sketches. There'll also be prizes up for grabs and merchandise on sale. 

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Stand a chance to win a Predator Helios 300 Gaming Notebook valued at R26 999 this weekend at Comic Con Africa! Visit the Predator stand to enter this awesome competition. #Predator #ComicConAfrica

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Sep 12, 2018 at 3:00am PDT

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Do you want some #ComicConAfrica official merchandise??? Find your way to our Merch store in the outdoor marquee (Limited Edition GOT and Marvel Merch available)

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Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch a screening of South Africa's new thriller "The Tokoloshe".

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@the_tokoloshe_film - 'where she goes it follows'. A Psycho thriller/horror set in South Africa. #Premiere @AfricaComicCon 14 Sept #Exclusive limited edition of @TokolosheFilmPOSTER Catch the premiere at 18:00 in Content Zone 1

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Two of the three-day event's tickets are already sold out. Con Comic Africa will run from 14 to 16 September. Tickets are available on Computicket 

See abridged list of guest appearances below.

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Nigerian born turned American God, @yetide is heading to Comic Con Africa!! Yetide is joining us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! #ComicConAfrica

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Jul 11, 2018 at 1:00am PDT

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What does The 100 and American Gods have in common? You guessed it, @rickywhittle !!! Ricky will be at Comic Con Africa Friday, Saturday and Sunday! #ComicConAfrica

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Jul 11, 2018 at 1:30am PDT

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Suss this one out! Kevin Sussman, Stuart from The Big Bang Theory and Walter from Ugly Betty will be at Comic Con Africa Friday, Saturday and Sunday! @kevsussman #ComicConAfrica #VSGaming #ReedExpoAfrica #Reedpop

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Jun 7, 2018 at 1:00am PDT

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Travis Fimmel, A.K.A The Great Warrior Ragnar Lothbrok (Vikings) and Sir Anduin Lothar, the Lion of Azeroth (Warcraft) will be at #ComicConAfrica on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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Attention Comic Con Africa Fans. Due to a schedule adjustment, ANTHONY MACKIE will be attending our event on FRIDAY AND SATURDAY and not SUNDAY as previously communicated #ComicConAfrica

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Sep 3, 2018 at 1:00am PDT

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The more you ask, Damore we provide! Damore Barnes (Supernatural, Hannibal, American Gods and The Flash) will be at #ComicConAfrica

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Sep 10, 2018 at 12:05am PDT

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Dale Halvorsen & Lauren Beukes will be at #ComicConAfrica on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Sep 6, 2018 at 11:00pm PDT

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Team Kwezi (Mohale Mashigo, Loyiso Mkize and Clyde Beech) will be at #ComicConAfrica on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Aug 22, 2018 at 1:01am PDT

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Italian Comic Book Artist, @riccardo_federici_art, will be at #ComicConAfrica on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

A post shared by Comic Con Africa Official(@comicconafrica_official) on Aug 15, 2018 at 5:01am PDT

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In case you were wondering, comic book cover artist @jennyfrisonart (Wonder Woman, X-Men Red, Black Panther and many more) will be at #ComicConAfrica Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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