Comic Con Africa, the ultimate pop culture and gaming festival, is making a return to Joburg in September 2023. The event will once again take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec) and run from 22-25 September. It promises to captivate fans by bringing together enthusiasts from across South Africa to celebrate all things geek, from comics and board games to video games and more.
Comic Con Africa returning this year means that this is the first time South Africa will experience two Comic Cons in one year. Last month, Comic Con Cape Town debuted and brought the energy of the event to a new location, featuring plenty of local and international guests, artists, games, tournaments and much more.
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Comic Con Africa will return to Joburg this year with a promising lineup of activities and attractions:
“The regular fan favourites are set to return – which include the Artist Alley, the main stage, an unparalleled shopping experience, international celebrities, esports, daily casual cosplay competitions, and more. With Comic Con Africa being an evolving show, this year’s iteration will continue to expand the experience with more activities for all, free to play gaming competitions, and more open spaces for fans to connect.”
Furthermore, the first international guest to attend the event this year will be announced towards the end of May. Comic Con Africa is promising to big this year with “a star-studded roster of celebrity guests, including renowned actors, beloved comic book artists, talented cosplayers, and industry insiders.”
Carla Massmann, Show Director of Comic Con Africa, provided a statement:
“We are thrilled to bring Comic Con Africa 2023 to life after the incredible response we received for the inaugural Comic Con Cape Town. The overwhelming enthusiasm and passion from the fans in Cape Town were a testament to the incredible passion South African’s have for pop culture and gaming. We are committed to creating a world class experience for attendees, and we can’t wait bring all the communities back together again.”
Following fan feedback, the organisers are promising a more fluid experience for fans in an attempt to eliminate overcrowding by reassessing the venue capacity and capping tickets sold per day. Comic Con Africa weekend will also fall on a holiday so plans are being put into place for an even distribution of attendees across all four days.
Comic Con Africa 2023 will take place at at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (Nasrec) from 22-25 September. Tickets are currently available to book but are limited. Secure your tickets on Howler.