If Comic Con Africa wasn’t exciting enough already, then our local geeks and gamers should start freaking out right now. Both Nolan North and Troy Baker, two incredible voice actors for multiple games, will be at the event this year. This amazing news was announced today by Reed Exhibitions Africa and ReedPOP in a press release.
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If you’ve been a gamer for any significant amount of time, you would have heard the voice of both of these actors before. Nolan North is best known for his performance as the protagonist of the Uncharted Franchise, Nathan Drake. For Dota 2 fans out there, Nolan is also the voice of Meepo and many more video game characters. Troy Baker have voiced a tonne of characters as well, from The Joker in the Batman Arkham franchise to Joel in The Last of Us.
The press release explains more about these two incredible voice actors:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#33fff9″ class=”” size=”20″] Nolan North is both an actor and a voice actor and is known for characters such as Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series, Desmond Miles from the Assassin’s Creed series, Meepo the Geomancer in Dota2, Penguin in Batman – Arkham Franchise and Captain Martin Walker in Spec Ops: The Line. North has also voiced Superboy, Superman, and other characters for the Young Justice animated television series as well as the title character from Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr.
Troy Baker has become one of the most prolific actors in video games. His performances as Joel in Game of the Year The Last of Us and Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite has solidified him as an icon in gaming today. Troy has been nominated three times for Best Performer at the BAFTA’s for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Sam Drake), Far Cry 4 (Pagan Min), and The Last of Us (Joel). Troy has also brought characters to life for iconic properties such as The Batman Arkham series (The Joker and Jason Todd), Metal Gear Solid (Ocelot), Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Talion), Infamous: Second Son (Delsin Rowe), Persona (Kanji) and many more.
Troy will reprise his role as Joel in the highly anticipated The Last of Us: Part Two, as well as star alongside Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen in Hideo Kojima’s auteurist endeavour Death Stranding. While he’s long worn the cowl as Lego Batman, he’s the only actor to have played both Batman and the Joker in the same film (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). [/perfectpullquote]
To make things even more exciting, the press release explains that Comic Con Africa this year the event will also be introducing exciting additions that will cater for all gamers including free play zones and other tournaments. Specifics about these tournaments will be announced in due course.
Comic Con Africa is taking place from 21 to 24 September 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg. Tickets start at R160 per day with a weekend pass selling from R500.
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