What to expect from the Comic Con Africa Joburg edition

Comic Con takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.

Comic Con takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.

Published Sep 1, 2023


Comic Con Africa, the continent's ultimate pop culture and gaming festival, is set to take over the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec) on Heritage Day weekend.

Attendees can expect an array of entertainment, celebrity appearances, a gaming section and a whole lot of fun.

Some of the most exciting things to expect at Comic Con Africa Joburg edition are:

The KFC Main Stage and the Pop Culture Hall

The KFC main stage of Comic Con Africa is the epicentre of the festival, featuring a line-up of exciting guests set to engage fans in interactive Q&A panels where audience members can learn more about their favourite films, series, and creators. Some of the guests who will participate in the Q&A include:

  • Anthony Daniels – C-3PO from “Star Wars”
  • Veronica Taylor – The original English voice of Ash Ketchum from “Pokémon”.
  • Ross Marquand – Aaron from “The Walking Dead”, as well as Red Skull from “Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: End Game”.

Gaming Galore

Gamers will be spoiled for choice with several gaming options in Hall 5. The Telkom VS Gaming Village will host tournaments spanning popular titles like Fifa and Rocket League.


There will be a casual cosplay competition, including the Nintendo Cosplay Competition. Event goers will also get an opportunity to meet and greet internationally acclaimed cosplayers Lindsay Elyse (USA), Sakura Flor (Netherlands), and Har_Fie (England).

Tabletop Gaming

Childhood memories will come alive at the tabletop gaming zone, where Comic Con Africa will be offering free learn-to-play sessions for iconic tabletop gaming titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, and Magic: The Gathering.

Local Celebrities Spotlight

What’s an event without meeting your favourite celebrities? You can expect to see famous people like Cameron Scott (Ring of Beasts, The Bachelorette, and more) and heavy-hitter local comic book artists such as Karl Mostert and Sean Izaakse, to name a few.

Comic Con Africa takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec) from September 22 - 25. Tickets start from R200 on Howler.