Comic Con Africa 2018 was a great event. Although it suffered from some major identity crisis and was the result of a nasty Sunday Times attack on geek culture, the event was a massive hit.
Over 45,000 people attended the first ever Comic Con Africa in September so there was no doubt it would make its return next year. It already seems that the event has undergone a few changes. Firstly, it will now take place over four days from 21 – 24 September 2019. Secondly, the event will take place at Gallagher Convention Center which is a bigger and much better location for such a large convention.
YOU’VE ASKED, WE’VE HEARD!#ComicConAfrica is excited to announce details for 2019. To accommodate more fans and more exciting activities for all, #ComicConAfrica will take place over 4 days including Heritage Day (21-24 September 2019) at Gallagher Convention Centre! pic.twitter.com/6cEzKwtokv
— Comic Con Africa (@ComicConAfrica) November 1, 2018
In a press release, Reed Exhibitions Africa revealed that the event will once again house everything from comic books to cosplay, anime, magna, video games and yes, esports (not sure why).
“Our fans come first, and we have done extensive research on how to make 2019 even better. The four-day festival and the new venue will all help us to make Comic Con Africa the go-to event of the year for all things pop culture related once again, this event will bring the very best of this world together in one place.” – Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions Africa.
We know that rAge Expo 2019 will be taking place from 27-29 September 2019 which means these two giant conventions are mere days apart. We also know that the Gallagher Convention Center does not allow any food trucks to be brought into the venue due to its Halal certification so we are not sure how that is going to work. However, we are sure the organizers have a plan for that. Reed also announced that tickets to the convention will go on sale at the end of November 2018 so make sure you keep your eyes open for them.
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