The rAge Expo, SA's biggest annual video gaming, technology, and geek culture expo has been cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Picture: Simphiwe Caluza/African News Agency(ANA)
The rAge Expo, SA's biggest annual video gaming, technology, and geek culture expo has been cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Picture: Simphiwe Caluza/African News Agency(ANA)

rAge Expo goes virtual as convention gets cancelled

By Masabata Mkwananzi Time of article published Jun 15, 2020

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South Africa’s biggest annual video gaming, technology, and geek culture expo has been cancelled for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The rAge Expo has been bringing people together for almost two decades and this will be the first time that fans will have to sit at home and enjoy the show indoors. As plans are being made to bring the event online.

“We’re a resilient bunch. So, we’re working on an online version of rAge, in the spirit of the technology and inventiveness that drives the expo. rAge has always been much bigger than the building that contains it. So, bringing South Africa’s fabled gaming and pop culture icon to the online world makes sense,” said Michael James, Founder and Project Manager of rAge in a statement.

James also said that with many physical places being closed off, the company has opened up new spaces in the digital world.

“rAge by design always moves with the times, and we hope to create an experience filled with exciting and unique tailor-made content. This isn’t a simple task and we’re doing what we can to ensure it feels and looks as good as possible, and without too many bugs, glitches, or lag,” said James.

James said that the company has always been about growing the local gaming industry and making rAge a place of imagination, excitement, and fun. But, for now, they are just going to be doing things differently.

Dates and details will be announced once all the important bits have been ironed out.

This comes after Comic-Con Africa was also canceled and moved online due to the pandemic.

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