Update: Just a friendly reminder that the registration for Comic Con Africa’s Online Con closes this Friday, 18 September. Sign up before then and stand a chance to win prizes and a virtual goodie bag.
It has since been confirmed that Aubrey Joseph from ‘Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger’ would be a virtual guest at this year’s event, along with Tati Gabriella from the ‘100’ and ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’.
Lastly, don’t forget to set up your profile on the Comic Con Africa app and start planning your Con. The app contains access to the online programme, exhibitors, confirmed guests and shop exclusive merch.
Comic Con Africa on Friday 21 August 2020 announced that registration for the Online Con is open. This follows just a month before the show’s online version is upon us.
Comic Con Africa’s ground-breaking Online Con will be hosted on a specially developed online hub – the epicentre of the universe of all things Pop Culture. Are you as excited as we are?
Coming Con Africa: Online Con – What you need to know
Online Con date and time
The good news is that we can now enjoy the event from the comfort of our home. Comic Con Africa’s Online Con will take place on the weekend of 24 to 27 September 2020, from 10:00 to 18:00 every day.
In addition, the Official Comic Con Africa 2020 digital visitor badge will be sent to registered visitors before the show, and the exclusive 2020 digital show guide will be sent the day before the show.
How to register for Comic Con Africa
Registration is free and will get fans exclusive content, including a virtual front-row seat “in the home of Pop Culture”, as well a virtual goodie bag and automatic entry into exclusive competitions.
That’s the easiest part of all. Simply head over to this link. In order to qualify for the virtual goodie bag (and of course, to stand a chance to win amazing prizes), you’ll need to register before 18 September 2020.
How will Online Con work?
The platform will be a central hub at the Con where fans can access virtual zones, packed with engaging content and exhibition halls, exhibitor stands and shopping. Content across this special platform will include much of what fans are used to seeing at a physical Con.
This includes Celeb Q&A’s, virtual cosplay, gaming tournaments, Artist Alley, tabletop gaming, wargaming and panel discussions with leading experts and fascinating speakers.
“From live streams to live chats to interactive quizzes and shopping opportunities, this hub will offer everything you’d hope for and more – including a handy help desk with online assistance from the Comic Con Africa team.”
‘Fans always come first’
You can also stay up to date with all the latest happening by following the live streams on Comic Con Africa’s official streaming channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitch.
Carla Massmann, Comic Con Africa’s Portfolio Director explains that “the most important reason” for going online to bring the community together while still keeping Pop Culture fans entertained.
“Despite the ban on large gatherings, we still want to give our fans the opportunity to come together for the weekend, and to connect with each other and their communities in real-time. Fans always come first”.
Online Con Entertainment and comic artist line
This year’s event will be out of this world. The following talent have been confirmed for Comic Con Africa’s Online Con:
- Tom Hopper of The Umbrella Academy
- Jason David Frank of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers
- Bret “The Hitman” Hart of WWE
Confirmed comic creators, writers and illustrators include:
- Kevin Eastman
- Jim Zubb
- Tony Moy
- Jimmy C
- Sean Izaakse
- And more.
In the gaming sphere, TV presenter, YouTuber, esports host and live event producer Adam Savage will be in attendance to wow gaming fans.
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