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Comic Con Africa Launches Online

On Thursday this week Comic Con Africa’s Online Con hits the internet. Almost 6,000 registered fans will head over to www.comicconafrica.online for the largest online pop culture festival on the continent!

Comic Con Africa has created a unique hub that will be the epicentre of all things Pop Culture from this Heritage Day public holiday, Thursday 24 September, until Sunday 27 September 2020. And this Con is entirely free to access!

The website URL for the Online Con is www.comicconafrica.online.

Visitors who have already registered will be able to enter their log in details, which Comic Con Africa will send by email the evening before – giving registered fans an advance sneak peek. If anyone has not registered, they will be able to register once the Con opens at 10h00 on Thursday morning.

Once signed in, the hub will open and visitors will find themselves in the Pop Culture galaxy especially created by Comic Con Africa. Much like the various halls at a physical convention, different planets will lead fans to different fandoms.

The Main Stage, hosted on YouTube, features 14 film, series and entertainment celebrities such as Tom Hopper from the Umbrella Academy, Jason David Frank AKA Tommy from the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Chandler Riggs who plays Carl in The Walking Dead, and Bret “The Hitman” Hart of WWE Fame, along with voice artists, Animetubers, and esports shoutcasters.

The Comics and Art planet plays home to 36 international and local comic artists, illustrators and writers. Battle Sketches, live draws, panels and Q&As will give insight into what it takes to be part of the industry. Fans will be familiar with locals like Sean Izaakse and Team Kwezi, and internationals like Will Sliney, Kevin Eastman – a co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,

The Tabletop Gaming planet boasts tournaments, online games, panels and free-to-play games. The amazing folks at Easy Gaming Group have hustled the largest prize pool for any Magic: The Gathering tournament in Africa to date and Dum Dum Die is hosting midnight Dungeons & Dragons games for After Dark, along with awesome prizes from Unplug Yourself.

The Cosplay Connect planet will feature the Virtual Masters competition in partnership with long term partner GES and incredible prizes sponsored by Brother. To win these prizes or be featured on our sites, Comic Con Africa is daring you to Cosplay and share your Cosplays on social media with the tags #ComicConAfricaOnline, #WeDareYouToCosplay and #BrotherAtYourSide

The Exhibition Hall is packed with almost 60 epic exhibitors offering amazing weekend deal.

Comic Con Africa’s interactive Quiz Nights became a feature of lockdown, and over the Con there will be six quizzes from Pokémon to Comedy Central and DC. There are hot prizes up for grabs so get in on a quiz in your favourite fandom and take home the coveted top prizes.

We can’t cover everything you’re going to see at Comic Con Africa’s Online Con in one article. Best you get to www.comicconafrica.online and experience it for yourself!

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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